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
Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

5%
Stanford University

Stanford, CA

5%
Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

6%
California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, CA

7%
Yale University

New Haven, CT

7%
University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

7%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

7%
Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

7%
The Juilliard School

New York, NY

8%
Duke University

Durham, NC

8%
Brown University

Providence, RI

8%
Pomona College

Claremont, CA

9%
Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

9%
Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

9%
United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland

9%
Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

9%
United States Military Academy

West Point, New York

9%
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

9%