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
Tufts University

Medford, MA

16%
Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO

16%
Olin College of Engineering

Needham, MA

16%
University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

17%
Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

17%
Georgetown University

Washington, DC

17%
Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

17%
Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

18%
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York, NY

18%
Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

18%
Haverford College

Haverford, PA

18%
Emory University

Atlanta, GA

19%
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

19%
Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA

19%
United States Coast Guard Academy

New London, Connecticut

20%
Boston University

Boston, MA

20%
Northeastern University

Boston, MA

20%
Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

20%