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 University of Pennsylvania which sent acceptance letters to only 9% of the 40,413 students who applied and rejected 91%. 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.
|Rank||College||Percent Admitted||Academic Difficulty|
|1||University of Pennsylvania
|4||Carnegie Mellon University
|8||Franklin and Marshall College
|12||Washington & Jefferson College