Ohio Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Ohio for 2020

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Ohio. 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 Kettering College of Medical Arts which sent acceptance letters to only 27% of the 199 students who applied and rejected 73%.

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, you can also explore rankings of Ohio colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.

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    • SAT Range 1140/1200
    • ACT Range 20/24
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 839
    • Tuition:$12,960
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 27%
    • SAT Range 1350/1520
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.86*
    • Students: 11,890
    • Tuition:$49,042
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
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    Case Western Reserve University

    • SAT Range 880/1100
    • ACT Range 17/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.1*
    • Students: 201
    • Tuition:$33,450
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • SAT Range 1210/1380
    • ACT Range 28/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 2,394
    • Tuition:$51,960
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 34%
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    Denison University

    • SAT Range 1280/1470
    • ACT Range 29/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.9
    • Students: 1,730
    • Tuition:$55,930
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
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    Kenyon College

    • SAT Range 1280/1490
    • ACT Range 29/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.57
    • Students: 2,812
    • Tuition:$55,052
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
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    Oberlin College

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 402
    • Tuition:$41,987
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • SAT Range 870/1100
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.23
    • Students: 770
    • Tuition:$32,766
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • SAT Range 880/1060
    • ACT Range 16/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.12
    • Students: 776
    • Tuition:$17,228
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 266
    • Tuition:$7,040
    • Acceptance Rate 49%