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minnesota Colleges Hardest to Get Into


Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in minnesota for 2019

These are the most selective colleges in minnesota. 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 minnesota
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