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
University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

26%
California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

27%
Babson College

Wellesley, MA

27%
Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

27%
Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

27%
Kentucky Christian University

Grayson, KY

28%
Denison University

Granville, OH

28%
Mississippi College

Clinton, MS

29%
Rust College

Holly Springs, MS

29%
Davis College

Johnson City, NY

29%
University of California Irvine

Irvine, CA

30%
Plaza College

Jackson Heights, NY

30%
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

30%
Corcoran College of Art and Design

Washington, District Of Columbia

31%
University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

31%
Art Academy of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

31%
Villanova University

Villanova, PA

31%
Victory University

Memphis, Tennessee

31%