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virginia Colleges Hardest to Get Into


Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in virginia for 2019

These are the most selective colleges in virginia. 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 virginia
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
9 Hollins University
Roanoke, Virginia
2,842 Applicants
48% Hard  Chance