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 Kenyon College which sent acceptance letters to only 27% of the 6,403 students who applied and rejected 73%. 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 Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio
6,403 Applicants
27% Very Hard  Chance
2 Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio
8,518 Applicants
28% Very Hard  Chance
3 Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
691 Applicants
31% Avg-  Chance
4 Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
23,115 Applicants
35% Very Hard  Chance
5 Wilberforce University
Wilberforce, Ohio
3,562 Applicants
38% Easy  Chance
6 Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio
7,669 Applicants
42% Easy  Chance
7 Denison University
Granville, Ohio
6,881 Applicants
44% Very Hard  Chance
8 Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland, Ohio
483 Applicants
48% N/A  Chance