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ohio Colleges Hardest to Get Into


Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in ohio for 2019

These are the most selective colleges in ohio. 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 ohio
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