United States Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate

List of Colleges by Acceptance Rate

Below is a ranking of the 3586 colleges in the United States with the lowest acceptance rate for freshman undergraduate applications. Hampshire College leads the list by accepting 2% of high school students that applied.

List of United States Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate
School Acceptance Rate
H

Amherst, MA

2%
S

Stanford, CA

4%
H

Cambridge, MA

5%
C

New York, NY

5%
C

Pasadena, CA

6%
Y

New Haven, CT

6%
C

Chicago, IL

6%
P

Princeton, NJ

6%
P

Claremont, CA

7%
M

Cambridge, MA

7%
J

New York, NY

7%
B

Providence, RI

7%
N

Annapolis, Maryland

8%
D

Hanover, NH

8%
D

Durham, NC

8%
P

Philadelphia, PA

8%
N

Evanston, IL

9%
B

Brunswick, ME

9%
S

Swarthmore, PA

9%
V

Nashville, TN

9%