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 Grinnell College which sent acceptance letters to only 20% of the 7,370 students who applied and rejected 80%. 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
7,370 Applicants
20% Very Hard  Chance
2 Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, Iowa
432 Applicants
36% Avg-  Chance
3 AIB College of Business
Des Moines, Iowa
405 Applicants
42% N/A  Chance
4 Graceland University Lamoni
Lamoni, Iowa
2,440 Applicants
48% Avg-  Chance