Georgia Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Georgia for 2020

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Georgia. 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 Emory University which sent acceptance letters to only 19% of the 27,559 students who applied and rejected 81%.

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 Georgia colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.

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    • SAT Range 1350/1520
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 14,458
    • Tuition:$51,306
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 19%
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    Emory University

    • SAT Range 1390/1540
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.95
    • Students: 32,723
    • Tuition:$12,424
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 22%
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    Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus

    • SAT Range 1220/1380
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA 2.74
    • Students: 4,077
    • Tuition:$5,743
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 35
    • Tuition:$9,680
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • SAT Range 1080/1220
    • ACT Range 22/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.55
    • Students: 2,171
    • Tuition:$29,064
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
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    Spelman College

    • SAT Range 780/980
    • ACT Range 14/18
    • Average HS GPA 2.95
    • Students: 469
    • Tuition:$16,096
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 40%
    • SAT Range 930/1150
    • ACT Range 17/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.22
    • Students: 920
    • Tuition:$20,292
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • SAT Range 890/1100
    • ACT Range 16/20
    • Average HS GPA 2.99
    • Students: 5,702
    • Tuition:$2,865
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
    • SAT Range 1020/1180
    • ACT Range 20/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.34
    • Students: 1,029
    • Tuition:$30,500
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
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    LaGrange College

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,310
    • Tuition:$16,940
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
    • SAT Range 930/1110
    • ACT Range 18/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.35*
    • Students: 765
    • Tuition:$23,000
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
    • SAT Range 1240/1410
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 38,652
    • Tuition:$11,830
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 49%
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