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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 Reed College which sent acceptance letters to only 31% of the 5,705 students who applied and rejected 69%. 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 Reed College
Portland, Oregon
5,705 Applicants
31% Very Hard  Chance
2 Corban University
Salem, Oregon
2,474 Applicants
35% Avg+  Chance