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 University of Notre Dame which sent acceptance letters to only 19% of the 19,505 students who applied and rejected 81%. 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 Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana
19,505 Applicants
19% Very Hard  Chance
2 Oakland City University
Oakland City, Indiana
628 Applicants
33% Avg-  Chance