Arkansas Colleges with low acceptance rates

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Arkansas for 2022

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Arkansas. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is Lyon College which sent acceptance letters to only 50% of the 2,062 students who applied and rejected 50%.

Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous 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.

If you're looking for challenging colleges, explore rankings of Arkansas colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.

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Lyon College
Batesville, AR
Lyon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

50% Acceptance Rate


  • 665enrollment
  • $20,495net price
  • 1015-1165SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Central Baptist College
Conway, AR
Central Baptist College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

50% Acceptance Rate


  • 604enrollment
  • $15,547net price
  • 880-1100SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.15Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15