United States Public Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate

List of Public Colleges by Acceptance Rate

Below is a ranking of the 1598 public colleges in the United States with the lowest acceptance rate for freshman undergraduate applications. United States Naval Academy leads the list by accepting 8% of high school students that applied.

List of United States Public Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate
School Acceptance Rate
N

Annapolis, Maryland

8%
A

USAFA, Colorado

11%
C

Los Angeles, CA

12%
A

West Point, New York

12%
C

Berkeley, CA

16%
C

New London, Connecticut

21%
G

Atlanta, GA

21%
M

Ann Arbor, MI

23%
N

Chapel Hill, NC

23%
V

Charlottesville, VA

24%
C

Irvine, CA

27%
S

St. Petersburg, FL

27%
C

San Luis Obispo, CA

28%
C

Baltimore, MD

28%
N

Winston-Salem, NC

29%
C

Santa Barbara, CA

30%
C

La Jolla, CA

31%
W

Pensacola, FL

31%
T

Austin, TX

32%
S

Savannah, GA

33%