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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 Grinnell College which sent acceptance letters to only 29% of the 5,850 students who applied and rejected 71%. 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 Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
5,850 Applicants
29% Very Hard  Chance
2 AIB College of Business
Des Moines, Iowa
405 Applicants
42% N/A  Chance