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Colleges Hardest to Get Into


Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in for 2018

These are the most selective colleges in . We've ranked the schools which reject over fifty percent of applicants by rate of acceptance. Leading the list is Colorado College which sent acceptance letters to only 16% of the 7,894 students who applied and rejected 84%. 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 the capacity to potentially enroll.

List of Lowest Acceptance Rate Colleges & Universities in
Rank College Percent Admitted Academic Difficulty
1 Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colorado
7,894 Applicants
16% N/A  Chance
2 Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado
12,284 Applicants
40% Very Hard  Chance