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 Liberty University which sent acceptance letters to only 24% of the 35,627 students who applied and rejected 76%. 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 Liberty University
Lynchburg, Virginia
35,627 Applicants
24% Avg+  Chance
2 Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia
5,101 Applicants
24% Very Hard  Chance
3 University of Virginia Main Campus
Charlottesville, Virginia
32,377 Applicants
30% Very Hard  Chance
4 University of Richmond
University of Richmond, Virginia
10,422 Applicants
32% Very Hard  Chance
5 College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
14,382 Applicants
37% Very Hard  Chance
6 Virginia Union University
Richmond, Virginia
6,026 Applicants
41% N/A  Chance
7 Southern Virginia University
Buena Vista, Virginia
1,174 Applicants
45% Avg+  Chance
8 Averett University Non Traditional Programs
Danville, Virginia
38 Applicants
45% N/A  Chance