United States Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate

List of Colleges by Acceptance Rate

Below is a ranking of the 3581 colleges in the United States with the lowest acceptance rate for freshman undergraduate applications. Harvard University leads the list by accepting 5% of high school students that applied.

List of United States Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate
School Acceptance Rate
Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

9%
Averett University Non Traditional Programs

Danville, VA

9%
Colby College

Waterville, ME

10%
Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

11%
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

11%
Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

11%
Rice University

Houston, TX

11%
Amherst College

Amherst, MA

12%
Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

12%
Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, CA

13%
United States Air Force Academy

USAFA, Colorado

13%
University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

14%
Colorado College

Colorado Springs, CO

14%
Bates College

Lewiston, ME

14%
College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

14%
Barnard College

New York, NY

14%
Williams College

Williamstown, MA

15%
University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

16%