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 Carleton College which sent acceptance letters to only 21% of the 6,499 students who applied and rejected 79%. 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 Carleton College
Northfield, Minnesota
6,499 Applicants
21% Very Hard  Chance
2 Oak Hills Christian College
Bemidji, Minnesota
98 Applicants
27% N/A  Chance
3 Macalester College
Saint Paul, Minnesota
5,900 Applicants
41% Very Hard  Chance
4 St Olaf College
Northfield, Minnesota
5,949 Applicants
43% Very Hard  Chance