Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in North Carolina for 2024
These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in North Carolina. 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 Duke University which sent acceptance letters to only 6% of the 49,703 students who applied and rejected 94%.
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.