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 Emory University which sent acceptance letters to only 25% of the 19,924 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 Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
19,924 Applicants
25% Very Hard  Chance
2 Paine College
Augusta, Georgia
4,011 Applicants
25% N/A  Chance
3 Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, Georgia
6,374 Applicants
26% Easy  Chance
4 Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
Atlanta, Georgia
30,528 Applicants
26% Very Hard  Chance
5 Brenau University
Gainesville, Georgia
1,975 Applicants
36% Avg-  Chance
6 Clayton State University
Morrow, Georgia
2,295 Applicants
41% N/A  Chance
7 Emmanuel College
Franklin Springs, Georgia
1,386 Applicants
41% Easy  Chance
8 Macon State College
Macon, Georgia
2,571 Applicants
47% Easy  Chance
9 Thomas University
Thomasville, Georgia
416 Applicants
47% N/A  Chance