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 University of Chicago which sent acceptance letters to only 9% of the 27,694 students who applied and rejected 91%. 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 University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
27,694 Applicants
9% Very Hard  Chance
2 Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
37,259 Applicants
9% Very Hard  Chance
3 Methodist College of Nursing
Peoria, Illinois
49 Applicants
35% Avg-  Chance
4 East West University
Chicago, Illinois
1,354 Applicants
41% Easy  Chance
5 Rockford College
Rockford, Illinois
2,401 Applicants
47% Easy  Chance