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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 Vanderbilt University which sent acceptance letters to only 11% of the 32,442 students who applied and rejected 89%. 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 Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
32,442 Applicants
11% Very Hard  Chance
2 Memphis College of Art
Memphis, Tennessee
388 Applicants
39% Avg-  Chance
3 Aquinas College
Nashville, Tennessee
245 Applicants
40% Hard  Chance
4 Bryan College
Dayton, Tennessee
1,041 Applicants
42% Hard  Chance
5 Sewanee The University of the South
Sewanee, Tennessee
4,423 Applicants
44% N/A  Chance
6 Johnson University
Knoxville, Tennessee
370 Applicants
47% Avg+  Chance
7 Cumberland University
Lebanon, Tennessee
1,513 Applicants
49% Easy  Chance