Most Applicants Per Year in California

Applying to college means competing with other students for a spot in a class. Competition at these schools is high because these colleges and universities receive the most applications per year.

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1
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
61,556
2
UC San Diego
La Jolla, CA
53,449
3
University of California - Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
52,982
4
Cal State Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
49,775
5
University of California - Irvine
Irvine, CA
49,283
6
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
49,008
7
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
46,104
8
University of California - Davis
Davis, CA
45,806
9
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
45,027
10
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
36,632
11
Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
35,235
12
Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
33,001
13
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA
30,096
14
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
28,236
15
UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
28,099
16
Cal State Northridge
Northridge, CA
25,822
17
Cal State Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
24,218
18
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, CA
23,946
19
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
22,978
20
University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA
22,972
21
Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
19,702
22
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
16,578
23
Cal State Fresno
Fresno, CA
15,482
24
California State University - Chico
Chico, CA
15,253
25
University of California - Merced
Merced, CA
15,208