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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 Bowdoin College which sent acceptance letters to only 14% of the 7,251 students who applied and rejected 86%. 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 Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine
7,251 Applicants
14% N/A  Chance
2 Colby College
Waterville, Maine
11,190 Applicants
16% Very Hard  Chance
3 Bates College
Lewiston, Maine
5,316 Applicants
22% N/A  Chance