U.S. Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into
Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in America for 2020
These are the most selective colleges in the United States. We've ranked the schools which reject over fifty percent of applicants. Leading the list is Stanford University which sent acceptance letters to only 4% of the 47,452 students who applied and rejected 96%. Interestingly, not all schools on our "most selective" lists are overly academically challenging. Schools with less rigorous standardized test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.