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 Yale University which sent acceptance letters to only 6% of the 31,445 students who applied and rejected 94%. 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
31,445 Applicants
6% Very Hard  Chance
2 Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut
11,928 Applicants
18% N/A  Chance
3 Trinity College
Hartford, Connecticut
6,073 Applicants
34% N/A  Chance
4 Connecticut College
New London, Connecticut
5,879 Applicants
35% N/A  Chance
5 University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut
35,980 Applicants
49% Very Hard  Chance