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 Washington and Lee University which sent acceptance letters to only 22% of the 5,455 students who applied and rejected 78%. 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 Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia
5,455 Applicants
22% Very Hard  Chance
2 University of Virginia Main Campus
Charlottesville, Virginia
36,779 Applicants
27% Very Hard  Chance
3 Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia
32,854 Applicants
30% Avg+  Chance
4 University of Richmond
University of Richmond, Virginia
10,013 Applicants
33% Very Hard  Chance
5 College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
14,921 Applicants
36% Very Hard  Chance
6 Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia
12,130 Applicants
36% Avg-  Chance
7 Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Roanoke, Virginia
510 Applicants
39% Avg-  Chance
8 Virginia Union University
Richmond, Virginia
4,296 Applicants
44% Easy  Chance