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 University of Michigan which sent acceptance letters to only 27% of the 59,886 students who applied and rejected 73%. 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
59,886 Applicants
27% Very Hard  Chance
2 Finlandia University
Hancock, Michigan
1,748 Applicants
36% Easy  Chance
3 Marygrove College
Detroit, Michigan
798 Applicants
41% Easy  Chance
4 Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
16,126 Applicants
45% Avg-  Chance
5 Concordia University Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1,727 Applicants
46% Avg-  Chance
6 Cleary University
Ann Arbor, Michigan
266 Applicants
48% Easy  Chance
7 College for Creative Studies
Detroit, Michigan
1,586 Applicants
49% Avg+  Chance