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 Columbia International University which sent acceptance letters to only 36% of the 518 students who applied and rejected 64%. 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 Columbia International University
Columbia, South Carolina
518 Applicants
36% Avg+  Chance
2 Claflin University
Orangeburg, South Carolina
9,387 Applicants
42% Easy  Chance
3 Limestone College
Gaffney, South Carolina
3,060 Applicants
48% Avg-  Chance