Minnesota Colleges with low acceptance rates

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Minnesota for 2022

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Minnesota. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is Carleton College which sent acceptance letters to only 21% of the 6,892 students who applied and rejected 79%.

Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

If you're looking for challenging colleges, explore rankings of Minnesota colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.


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Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN
Carleton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

21% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 1,940enrollment
  • $30,843net price
  • 1330-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Macalester College
M
Saint Paul, MN
Macalester College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

39% Acceptance Rate

#2 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,049enrollment
  • $35,589net price
  • 1280-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Crown College
C
Saint Bonifacius, MN
Crown College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

47% Acceptance Rate

#13 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,485enrollment
  • $25,977net price
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15