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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 Brown University which sent acceptance letters to only 9% of the 32,390 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.

List of Lowest Acceptance Rate Colleges & Universities in
Rank College Percent Admitted Academic Difficulty
1 Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
32,390 Applicants
9% Very Hard  Chance
2 Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island
2,793 Applicants
34% Hard  Chance