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 University of Michigan which sent acceptance letters to only 29% of the 55,504 students who applied and rejected 71%. 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 University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
55,504 Applicants
29% Very Hard  Chance
2 Andrews University
Berrien Springs, Michigan
2,417 Applicants
40% Hard  Chance
3 Marygrove College
Detroit, Michigan
717 Applicants
41% Easy  Chance
4 Finlandia University
Hancock, Michigan
2,227 Applicants
46% Easy  Chance
5 Cleary University
Ann Arbor, Michigan
331 Applicants
47% Avg-  Chance
6 College for Creative Studies
Detroit, Michigan
1,689 Applicants
47% Avg+  Chance