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 Emory University which sent acceptance letters to only 22% of the 23,747 students who applied and rejected 78%. 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
23,747 Applicants
22% Very Hard  Chance
2 Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
Atlanta, Georgia
31,497 Applicants
23% Very Hard  Chance
3 Thomas University
Thomasville, Georgia
359 Applicants
23% N/A  Chance
4 Paine College
Augusta, Georgia
2,591 Applicants
32% Easy  Chance
5 Point University
East Point, Georgia
1,406 Applicants
35% Easy  Chance
6 Clayton State University
Morrow, Georgia
2,417 Applicants
42% N/A  Chance
7 Emmanuel College
Franklin Springs, Georgia
1,119 Applicants
43% Easy  Chance
8 Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, Georgia
3,527 Applicants
44% N/A  Chance
9 Macon State College
Macon, Georgia
2,571 Applicants
47% Easy  Chance