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 Florida Memorial University which sent acceptance letters to only 25% of the 5,560 students who applied and rejected 75%. 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 Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens, Florida
5,560 Applicants
25% N/A  Chance
2 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, Florida
6,988 Applicants
31% Avg-  Chance
3 University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
St. Petersburg, Florida
4,233 Applicants
36% Hard  Chance
4 University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
32,528 Applicants
38% Very Hard  Chance
5 Carlos Albizu University Miami
Miami, Florida
43 Applicants
40% N/A  Chance
6 Ave Maria University
Ave Maria, Florida
2,173 Applicants
40% Avg+  Chance
7 The University of West Florida
Pensacola, Florida
7,475 Applicants
41% Avg+  Chance
8 Warner University
Lake Wales, Florida
780 Applicants
44% Easy  Chance
9 Florida Southern College
Lakeland, Florida
6,192 Applicants
46% Hard  Chance
10 University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
30,118 Applicants
46% Very Hard  Chance
11 Southeastern University
Lakeland, Florida
4,061 Applicants
46% Avg-  Chance
12 University of South Florida Main Campus
Tampa, Florida
28,628 Applicants
47% Hard  Chance
13 The University of Tampa
Tampa, Florida
19,947 Applicants
48% Avg+  Chance
14 Beacon College
Leesburg, Florida
236 Applicants
48% N/A  Chance
15 Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, Florida
5,506 Applicants
49% N/A  Chance