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 Rice University which sent acceptance letters to only 16% of the 18,063 students who applied and rejected 84%. 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 Rice University
Houston, Texas
18,063 Applicants
16% Very Hard  Chance
2 Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Waxahachie, Texas
2,109 Applicants
28% Avg-  Chance
3 Huston Tillotson University
Austin, Texas
4,167 Applicants
30% Easy  Chance
4 Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas
4,097 Applicants
34% Avg-  Chance
5 Texas A & M University Commerce
Commerce, Texas
9,520 Applicants
35% Avg-  Chance
6 The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
51,033 Applicants
36% Very Hard  Chance
7 Trinity University
San Antonio, Texas
7,663 Applicants
38% Very Hard  Chance
8 Baylor University
Waco, Texas
37,083 Applicants
39% Hard  Chance
9 Dallas Baptist University
Dallas, Texas
3,770 Applicants
39% Avg+  Chance
10 Dallas Christian College
Dallas, Texas
212 Applicants
40% Avg-  Chance
11 Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas
19,740 Applicants
41% Hard  Chance
12 McMurry University
Abilene, Texas
1,843 Applicants
43% Easy  Chance
13 Southwestern University
Georgetown, Texas
4,133 Applicants
43% Hard  Chance
14 University of Dallas
Irving, Texas
3,857 Applicants
47% Hard  Chance
15 LeTourneau University
Longview, Texas
1,780 Applicants
47% Hard  Chance
16 University of Houston Victoria
Victoria, Texas
4,849 Applicants
49% N/A  Chance
17 Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas
13,128 Applicants
49% Very Hard  Chance
18 Texas Lutheran University
Seguin, Texas
2,250 Applicants
49% Avg-  Chance