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Colleges Hardest to Get Into


Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in for 2019

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 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
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