Hardest to Get In in California

Odds of becoming an astronaut: 12.1 million to 1. Odds of becoming the United States president: 10 million to 1. The good news is compared to these statistics, you have a great shot of getting into these colleges and universities. *Acceptance rate data used in this ranking comes from the U.S. Department of Education.

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1
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
7%
2
Deep Springs College
Big Pine, CA
8%
3
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
12%
4
Pomona College
Claremont, CA
13%
5
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
14%
6
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
16%
7
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
19%
8
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
20%
9
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
22%
10
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA
25%
11
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
27%
12
Cal State Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
30%
13
Scripps College
Claremont, CA
32%
14
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
33%
15
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
35%
16
Cal State East Bay
Hayward, CA
36%
17
Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
37%
18
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA
38%
19
Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
38%
20
Providence Christian College
Pasadena, CA
39%
21
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
39%
22
Laguna College of Art & Design
Laguna Beach, CA
40%
23
University of La Verne
La Verne, CA
40%
24
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
43%
25
San Diego Christian College
El Cajon, CA
43%