Colleges Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in for 2019

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 Yale University which sent acceptance letters to only 7% of the 32,879 students who applied and rejected 93%. 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 Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
32,879 Applicants
7% Very Hard  Chance
2 Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
12,360 Applicants
16% N/A  Chance
3 Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut
6,085 Applicants
34% Very Hard  Chance
4 Connecticut College
New London, Connecticut
5,434 Applicants
38% N/A  Chance
5 University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut
34,198 Applicants
48% Very Hard  Chance