District of Columbia Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in District of Columbia for 2020

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in District of Columbia. 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 Georgetown University which sent acceptance letters to only 15% of the 22,872 students who applied and rejected 85%.

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 District of Columbia colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.


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Georgetown University
G
Washington, DC

Private 4 Year

15% acceptance rate

  • 19,204enrollment
  • $27,420net price
  • $54,104tuition
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89*Avg GPA
Corcoran College of Art and Design
C
Washington, District Of Columbia
 

Private 4 Year

31% acceptance rate

  • 906enrollment
  • $29,051net price
  • $31,130tuition
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
American University
A
Washington, DC

Private 4 Year

32% acceptance rate

  • 14,311enrollment
  • $32,732net price
  • $48,459tuition
  • 1220-1380SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.7*Avg GPA
Howard University
H
Washington, DC

Private 4 Year

32% acceptance rate

  • 9,139enrollment
  • $21,061net price
  • $26,756tuition
  • 1140-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA
George Washington University
G
Washington, DC

Private 4 Year

42% acceptance rate

  • 28,172enrollment
  • $37,638net price
  • $55,230tuition
  • 1280-1460SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.81*Avg GPA