Mississippi Colleges with low acceptance rates

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Mississippi for 2023

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Mississippi. 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 Rust College which sent acceptance letters to only 38% of the 2,609 students who applied and rejected 62%.

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 Mississippi colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.

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Rust College
Holly Springs, MS

Rust College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

38% Acceptance Rate


  • 768enrollment
  • $8,644net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.66Avg GPA

Alcorn State University
Alcorn State, MS

Alcorn State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

39% Acceptance Rate

#5 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

  • 3,074enrollment
  • $17,938net price
  • 853-1073SAT range
  • 17-26ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Mississippi College
Clinton, MS

Mississippi College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

49% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Value Colleges in Mississippi

  • 4,250enrollment
  • $18,800net price
  • 1140-1260SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.56Estimated Avg GPA