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 Johns Hopkins University which sent acceptance letters to only 13% of the 27,852 students who applied and rejected 87%. 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 Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
27,852 Applicants
13% Very Hard  Chance
2 Washington Adventist University
Takoma Park, Maryland
1,996 Applicants
33% Easy  Chance
3 University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, Maryland
10,231 Applicants
38% Easy  Chance
4 Coppin State University
Baltimore, Maryland
4,612 Applicants
40% Easy  Chance
5 Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland
6,735 Applicants
41% Easy  Chance
6 University of Maryland College Park
College Park, Maryland
30,291 Applicants
48% Very Hard  Chance
7 University of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
692 Applicants
49% Easy  Chance
8 Washington College
Chestertown, Maryland
6,720 Applicants
49% N/A  Chance