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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 Georgetown University which sent acceptance letters to only 17% of the 19,997 students who applied and rejected 83%. 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 Georgetown University
Washington, District Of Columbia
19,997 Applicants
17% Very Hard  Chance
2 American University
Washington, District Of Columbia
19,325 Applicants
26% Very Hard  Chance
3 Howard University
Washington, District Of Columbia
18,225 Applicants
30% Hard  Chance
4 Corcoran College of Art and Design
Washington, District Of Columbia
605 Applicants
31% N/A  Chance
5 George Washington University
Washington, District Of Columbia
25,488 Applicants
40% Very Hard  Chance