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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 Kettering College of Medical Arts which sent acceptance letters to only 28% of the 268 students who applied and rejected 72%. 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 Kettering College of Medical Arts
Kettering, Ohio
268 Applicants
28% Avg+  Chance
2 Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
25,380 Applicants
33% Very Hard  Chance
3 Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio
5,603 Applicants
34% Very Hard  Chance
4 Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio
7,762 Applicants
34% Very Hard  Chance
5 Denison University
Granville, Ohio
7,540 Applicants
37% Very Hard  Chance
6 Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland, Ohio
490 Applicants
43% N/A  Chance
7 Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
471 Applicants
45% Easy  Chance
8 Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio
12,517 Applicants
48% Easy  Chance
9 Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
47,782 Applicants
48% Very Hard  Chance
10 Wilberforce University
Wilberforce, Ohio
2,692 Applicants
48% Easy  Chance
11 Bluffton University
Bluffton, Ohio
1,767 Applicants
49% Avg-  Chance