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 College of the Ozarks which sent acceptance letters to only 13% of the 3,250 students who applied and rejected 87%. 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 College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, Missouri
3,250 Applicants
13% Avg+  Chance
2 Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri
30,463 Applicants
16% Very Hard  Chance
3 Central Christian College of the Bible
Moberly, Missouri
520 Applicants
21% Easy  Chance
4 Avila University
Kansas City, Missouri
2,370 Applicants
39% Easy  Chance
5 William Jewell College
Liberty, Missouri
1,644 Applicants
48% Avg+  Chance
6 Ozark Christian College
Joplin, Missouri
321 Applicants
49% Avg+  Chance