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 Florida Memorial University which sent acceptance letters to only 27% of the 6,802 students who applied and rejected 73%. 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
6,802 Applicants
27% N/A  Chance
2 Trinity Baptist College
Jacksonville, Florida
235 Applicants
34% Easy  Chance
3 University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
30,638 Applicants
36% Very Hard  Chance
4 University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
St. Petersburg, Florida
5,575 Applicants
40% Avg+  Chance
5 Warner University
Lake Wales, Florida
1,256 Applicants
41% Easy  Chance
6 University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
32,747 Applicants
42% Very Hard  Chance
7 Ave Maria University
Ave Maria, Florida
2,526 Applicants
42% Avg+  Chance
8 University of South Florida Main Campus
Tampa, Florida
31,944 Applicants
45% Hard  Chance
9 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, Florida
7,533 Applicants
46% Easy  Chance
10 Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
35,334 Applicants
49% Hard  Chance
11 Saint Thomas University
Miami Gardens, Florida
2,137 Applicants
49% Easy  Chance
12 Webber International University
Babson Park, Florida
904 Applicants
49% Easy  Chance