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 Johns Hopkins University which sent acceptance letters to only 13% of the 27,156 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
27,156 Applicants
13% Very Hard  Chance
2 Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland
10,816 Applicants
36% Easy  Chance
3 Coppin State University
Baltimore, Maryland
6,598 Applicants
37% Easy  Chance
4 University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, Maryland
7,827 Applicants
39% Easy  Chance
5 University of Maryland College Park
College Park, Maryland
33,922 Applicants
45% Very Hard  Chance
6 Washington College
Chestertown, Maryland
5,515 Applicants
48% N/A  Chance