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 Tulane University of Louisiana which sent acceptance letters to only 21% of the 35,622 students who applied and rejected 79%. 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 Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
35,622 Applicants
21% Very Hard  Chance
2 Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
1,650 Applicants
25% Easy  Chance
3 Louisiana State University Alexandria
Alexandria, Louisiana
2,147 Applicants
31% Easy  Chance
4 Dillard University
New Orleans, Louisiana
6,445 Applicants
41% Easy  Chance
5 Grambling State University
Grambling, Louisiana
7,232 Applicants
43% N/A  Chance
6 Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5,307 Applicants
45% Easy  Chance
7 Our Lady of Holy Cross College
New Orleans, Louisiana
1,764 Applicants
46% Easy  Chance
8 Our Lady of the Lake College
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
320 Applicants
48% Avg-  Chance