Arkansas Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Arkansas for 2020

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 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff which sent acceptance letters to only 44% of the 5,508 students who applied and rejected 56%.

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, you can also explore rankings of Arkansas colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.

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    • SAT Range 890/1040
    • ACT Range 16/20
    • Average HS GPA 2.99*
    • Students: 2,579
    • Tuition:$8,038
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 44%
    • SAT Range 1040/1190
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 655
    • Tuition:$28,790
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 50%