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tennessee Colleges Hardest to Get Into


Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in tennessee for 2019

These are the most selective colleges in tennessee. 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 31,462 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 tennessee
Rank College Percent Admitted Academic Difficulty
1 Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
31,462 Applicants
11% Very Hard  Chance
2 O'More College of Design
Franklin, Tennessee
89 Applicants
31% Easy  Chance
3 Aquinas College
Nashville, Tennessee
245 Applicants
40% Hard  Chance
4 Watkins College of Art Design & Film
Nashville, Tennessee
235 Applicants
42% Avg-  Chance
5 Fisk University
Nashville, Tennessee
2,801 Applicants
45% Avg-  Chance
6 Sewanee The University of the South
Sewanee, Tennessee
4,218 Applicants
47% N/A  Chance
7 Lane College
Jackson, Tennessee
6,097 Applicants
48% N/A  Chance
8 Maryville College
Maryville, Tennessee
2,791 Applicants
49% Avg+  Chance