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 Oak Hills Christian College which sent acceptance letters to only 16% of the 110 students who applied and rejected 84%. 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 Oak Hills Christian College
Bemidji, Minnesota
110 Applicants
16% Easy  Chance
2 Carleton College
Northfield, Minnesota
6,485 Applicants
23% Very Hard  Chance
3 Macalester College
Saint Paul, Minnesota
5,946 Applicants
37% Very Hard  Chance
4 University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minnesota
49,129 Applicants
44% Very Hard  Chance
5 Augsburg College
Minneapolis, Minnesota
3,487 Applicants
45% Avg+  Chance
6 St Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota
6,041 Applicants
45% Very Hard  Chance