Mississippi Colleges with low acceptance rates

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Mississippi for 2024

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 Alcorn State University which sent acceptance letters to only 30% of the 6,748 students who applied and rejected 70%.

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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Alcorn State University
Alcorn State, MS

Alcorn State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

30% Acceptance Rate

#8 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

  • 2,933enrollment
  • $14,864net price
  • 903-1115SAT range
  • 15-24ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Mississippi College
Clinton, MS

Mississippi College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

40% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in Mississippi

  • 3,946enrollment
  • $20,874net price
  • 1140-1260SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.56Estimated Avg GPA

Belhaven University
Jackson, MS

Belhaven University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

43% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Private Colleges in Mississippi

  • 3,627enrollment
  • $19,794net price
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, MS

Tougaloo College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

49% Acceptance Rate


  • 677enrollment
  • $13,718net price
  • 790-1090SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA