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Colleges Hardest to Get Into


Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in for 2018

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 Princeton University which sent acceptance letters to only 7% of the 29,303 students who applied and rejected 93%. 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 Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
29,303 Applicants
7% Very Hard  Chance
2 Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey
7,409 Applicants
39% Very Hard  Chance
3 The College of New Jersey
Ewing, New Jersey
11,825 Applicants
49% Hard  Chance