Colleges with Lowest Acceptance Rate

Colleges in the list below have the lowest acceptance rates in the United States.

CollegeLocationOwnershipAverage Admitted SAT ScoreAdmission RateStudents admitted out of 100 ApplicantsTuition In StateTuition Out of StateTotal CostReligious Affiliation
Stanford UniversityStanford, CAPrivate nonprofit14790.0504546,32046,32013,857Not available
Harvard UniversityCambridge, MAPrivate nonprofit14970.0558645,27845,27817,882Not available
Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, NYPrivate nonprofit14730.0661753,00053,00021,031Not available
Yale UniversityNew Haven, CTPrivate nonprofit14980.0673747,60047,60020,910Not available
Princeton UniversityPrinceton, NJPrivate nonprofit14900.0714743,45043,4508,848Not available
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MAPrivate nonprofit15070.083846,70446,70422,968Not available
University of ChicagoChicago, ILPrivate nonprofit15060.0838851,35151,35125,883Not available
California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, CAPrivate nonprofit15440.0881945,39045,39024,760Not available
Brown UniversityProvidence, RIPrivate nonprofit14570.0949949,34649,34627,496Not available
University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PAPrivate nonprofit14570.10161049,53649,53625,225Not available
Pomona CollegeClaremont, CAPrivate nonprofit14350.1031047,62047,62014,908Not available
Claremont McKenna CollegeClaremont, CAPrivate nonprofit14080.10961149,04549,04524,298Not available
Dartmouth CollegeHanover, NHPrivate nonprofit14370.10971149,50649,50629,986Not available
Franklin W Olin College of EngineeringNeedham, MAPrivate nonprofit15060.10981148,18148,18122,617Not available
Duke UniversityDurham, NCPrivate nonprofit14500.11421149,24149,24134,137United Methodist
Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TNPrivate nonprofit14980.11681244,71244,71218,144Not available
College of the OzarksPoint Lookout, MOPrivate nonprofit10690.12361218,73018,73013,603Evangelical Christian
Swarthmore CollegeSwarthmore, PAPrivate nonprofit14310.12481247,44247,44221,858Not available
Harvey Mudd CollegeClaremont, CAPrivate nonprofit14840.12961350,64950,64929,865Not available
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, ILPrivate nonprofit14600.13041349,04749,04728,155Not available
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MDPrivate nonprofit14530.14121448,71048,71034,455Not available
Amherst CollegeAmherst, MAPrivate nonprofit14510.14121450,56250,56218,848Not available
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NYPrivate nonprofit14280.15071549,11649,11629,711Not available
Rice UniversityHouston, TXPrivate nonprofit14820.15961642,25342,25321,024Not available
Tufts UniversityMedford, MAPrivate nonprofit14240.1611650,60450,60429,565Not available
Washington University in St LouisSaint Louis, MOPrivate nonprofit14690.16741748,09348,09332,873Not available
University of California-BerkeleyBerkeley, CAPublic13970.16881713,43138,13913,262Not available
Georgetown UniversityWashington, DCPrivate nonprofit14160.17241748,61148,61130,580Roman Catholic
University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CAPublic13390.17281712,76337,47113,328Not available
Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury, VTPrivate nonprofit13830.17441747,82847,82823,303Not available
Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MAPrivate nonprofit14420.17611850,07050,07023,924Not available
University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, CAPrivate nonprofit13910.17681850,27750,27729,174Not available
Barnard CollegeNew York, NYPrivate nonprofit13570.19622047,63147,63125,680Not available
University of Notre DameNotre Dame, INPrivate nonprofit14550.1982047,92947,92929,727Roman Catholic
Fort Valley State UniversityFort Valley, GAPublic8650.2051215,59415,85014,782Not available
Carleton CollegeNorthfield, MNPrivate nonprofit14000.20652149,26349,26328,892Not available
Chicago State UniversityChicago, ILPublic8750.2118219,99416,95411,689Not available
Southern University at New OrleansNew Orleans, LAPublic8030.2145215,8275,8278,224Not available
Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VAPrivate nonprofit10700.21562220,10920,10923,815Evangelical Christian
United States Merchant Marine AcademyKings Point, NYPublic12200.2172221,1071,1076,125Not available
Davidson CollegeDavidson, NCPrivate nonprofit13550.22132246,96646,96619,981Presbyterian Church (USA)
Colby CollegeWaterville, MEPrivate nonprofit13630.22522349,12049,12025,530Not available
Art Academy of CincinnatiCincinnati, OHPrivate nonprofit9630.22972327,78827,78821,723Not available
Emory UniversityAtlanta, GAPrivate nonprofit13800.23672446,31446,31425,941United Methodist
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PAPrivate nonprofit14480.23722450,66550,66534,857Not available
Washington and Lee UniversityLexington, VAPrivate nonprofit13950.23882446,41746,41724,472Not available
Piedmont International UniversityWinston-Salem, NCPrivate nonprofit8980.242249,5809,58014,514Baptist
New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologySocorro, NMPublic11910.2445246,61319,13711,785Not available
Haverford CollegeHaverford, PAPrivate nonprofit14330.24572549,09849,09823,336Not available
Bucknell UniversityLewisburg, PAPrivate nonprofit13150.24782550,15250,15236,834Not available
Grinnell CollegeGrinnell, IAPrivate nonprofit14020.24912546,99046,99023,192Not available
Maine College of Health ProfessionsLewiston, MEPrivate nonprofit10850.252511,40011,40014,340Not available
Kenyon CollegeGambier, OHPrivate nonprofit13350.25632649,14049,14029,516Not available
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NYPrivate nonprofit14050.25732651,25051,25021,858Not available
University of Michigan-Ann ArborAnn Arbor, MIPublic13840.26282613,85643,47614,521Not available
Babson CollegeWellesley, MAPrivate nonprofit13170.2632646,78446,78431,884Not available
University of Puerto Rico-CarolinaCarolina, PRPublic10020.2653273,0566,0887,087Not available
Colgate UniversityHamilton, NYPrivate nonprofit13740.27362749,97049,97022,687Not available
University of Minnesota-RochesterRochester, MNPublic11100.27522813,23213,23217,234Not available
Scripps CollegeClaremont, CAPrivate nonprofit13620.2792849,15249,15228,126Not available
Southwestern Assemblies of God UniversityWaxahachie, TXPrivate nonprofit9490.27962819,18019,18024,819Assemblies of God Church
Northeastern UniversityBoston, MAPrivate nonprofit14350.28482845,53045,53028,869Not available
Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MAPrivate nonprofit13800.28512949,32449,32433,661Roman Catholic
Oberlin CollegeOberlin, OHPrivate nonprofit13570.28782950,58250,58232,061Not available
Oak Hills Christian CollegeBemidji, MNPrivate nonprofit9300.2912916,16516,16517,400Interdenominational
University of Puerto Rico-Rio PiedrasSan Juan, PRPublic11620.2939292,0194,5183,171Not available
University of Virginia-Main CampusCharlottesville, VAPublic13640.29793015,19244,36519,430Not available
Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MAPrivate nonprofit13690.29853046,83646,83625,429Not available
CUNY Lehman CollegeBronx, NYPublic10250.2995306,76013,8705,465Not available
Lafayette CollegeEaston, PAPrivate nonprofit12940.30253047,76047,76032,047Presbyterian Church (USA)
Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, PAPrivate nonprofit13380.30413046,23046,23033,300Not available
Tulane University of LouisianaNew Orleans, LAPrivate nonprofit13460.3053149,63849,63832,475Not available
Corban UniversitySalem, ORPrivate nonprofit10660.30533129,64029,64023,289Baptist
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, NCPublic13430.3054318,59133,67313,744Not available
Paine CollegeAugusta, GAPrivate nonprofit7490.30633114,22414,22418,387United Methodist
University of RichmondUniversity of Richmond, VAPrivate nonprofit13370.31113148,09048,09023,329Not available
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo, CAPublic12590.3129319,00120,16117,661Not available
Catawba CollegeSalisbury, NCPrivate nonprofit9900.31793228,73028,73020,311Not available
New York UniversityNew York, NYPrivate nonprofit13600.32073247,75047,75036,419Not available
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusAtlanta, GAPublic14030.32173212,20432,39611,574Not available
Baptist Health College-Little RockLittle Rock, ARPrivate nonprofit10500.3235328,8028,80221,345Baptist
CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeNew York, NYPublic12300.3244326,81013,9207,014Not available
Boston UniversityBoston, MAPrivate nonprofit13030.32623348,43648,43634,910Not available
University of California-Santa BarbaraSanta Barbara, CAPublic12480.32643313,96838,67614,767Not available
Washington Adventist UniversityTakoma Park, MDPrivate nonprofit8210.33093322,79022,79016,307Seventh Day Adventists
Houston Baptist UniversityHouston, TXPrivate nonprofit10600.33233329,80029,80020,057Southern Baptist
University of South Florida-Sarasota-ManateeSarasota, FLPublic11200.336345,58716,5015,634Not available
University of California-San DiegoLa Jolla, CAPublic13440.33743413,53038,23813,913Not available
California State University-Long BeachLong Beach, CAPublic10560.3382346,45217,6129,163Not available
Emmanuel CollegeFranklin Springs, GAPrivate nonprofit9300.33883418,87018,87015,219Pentecostal Holiness Church
Columbia International UniversityColumbia, SCPrivate nonprofit10450.343420,43020,43018,833Not available
Brandeis UniversityWaltham, MAPrivate nonprofit13600.34023449,59849,59828,370Not available
Hope International UniversityFullerton, CAPrivate nonprofit9100.34253428,55028,55021,651Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied HealthOmaha, NEPrivate nonprofit11100.34273413,41813,41817,989United Methodist
University of North Carolina School of the ArtsWinston-Salem, NCPublic11080.3439348,98324,40314,454Not available
San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, CAPublic11300.3441346,97618,13613,475Not available
College of William and MaryWilliamsburg, VAPublic13530.34463419,37241,07218,300Not available
Emmaus Bible CollegeDubuque, IAPrivate nonprofit10690.34723515,92015,92013,940Brethren Church
Central Christian College of the BibleMoberly, MOPrivate nonprofit9850.34913511,90011,90010,335Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Reed CollegePortland, ORPrivate nonprofit13830.34993549,94049,94023,267Not available
American UniversityWashington, DCPrivate nonprofit12520.35023543,10343,10336,480United Methodist
Alice Lloyd CollegePippa Passes, KYPrivate nonprofit10060.35113511,46011,46010,968Not available
Brigham Young University-HawaiiLaie, HIPrivate nonprofit10980.3562365,1005,1009,764Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
St Olaf CollegeNorthfield, MNPrivate nonprofit12820.35973642,94042,94023,452Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saint Louis Christian CollegeFlorissant, MOPrivate nonprofit9900.36113610,07510,07514,923Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Webb InstituteGlen Cove, NYPrivate nonprofit14420.36193646,00046,00017,409Not available
Reading Hospital School of Health SciencesReading, PAPrivate nonprofit8980.36253616,87516,87522,044Not available
Case Western Reserve UniversityCleveland, OHPrivate nonprofit13980.36273644,56044,56027,949Not available
Kentucky Christian UniversityGrayson, KYPrivate nonprofit9770.36293617,81017,81019,282Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Skidmore CollegeSaratoga Springs, NYPrivate nonprofit12390.3653749,12049,12025,413Not available
Berea CollegeBerea, KYPrivate nonprofit11170.36513724,87024,8704,222Not available
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew York, NYPublic9750.3655376,81013,9205,294Not available
Coppin State UniversityBaltimore, MDPublic8880.3719377,34612,8709,055Not available
Rhode Island School of DesignProvidence, RIPrivate nonprofit12730.3723745,84045,84043,582Not available
CUNY Brooklyn CollegeBrooklyn, NYPublic11150.3731376,83813,9486,451Not available
Colorado School of MinesGolden, COPublic13390.37673817,35334,82824,929Not available
University of MiamiCoral Gables, FLPrivate nonprofit13190.37793845,72445,72432,746Not available
Kentucky State UniversityFrankfort, KYPublic9310.3792387,75418,0568,770Not available
University of California-DavisDavis, CAPublic12260.37953813,95138,65915,052Not available
Menlo CollegeAtherton, CAPrivate nonprofit10180.38083838,75038,75028,725Not available
Pepperdine UniversityMalibu, CAPrivate nonprofit12260.3813848,34248,34233,314Churches of Christ
Grambling State UniversityGrambling, LAPublic8710.3823387,06316,22216,527Not available
Southern Virginia UniversityBuena Vista, VAPrivate nonprofit10410.38293814,90014,90020,053Not available
Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn Mawr, PAPrivate nonprofit13460.38513947,14047,14028,732Not available
Emory University-Oxford CollegeOxford, GAPrivate nonprofit13290.38633941,61441,61426,718United Methodist
CUNY Hunter CollegeNew York, NYPublic11650.3866396,78213,8927,742Not available
University of California-IrvineIrvine, CAPublic11750.38683913,25237,96013,648Not available
Governors State UniversityUniversity Park, ILPublic9110.38873910,24618,40618,082Not available
Alaska Pacific UniversityAnchorage, AKPrivate nonprofit9850.38913919,61019,61018,218United Methodist
Macalester CollegeSaint Paul, MNPrivate nonprofit13580.39023948,88748,88724,934Presbyterian Church (USA)
Tougaloo CollegeTougaloo, MSPrivate nonprofit8440.39123910,60810,60813,117United Church of Christ
Johnson University FloridaKissimmee, FLPrivate nonprofit9430.39193914,27014,27015,850Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Andrews UniversityBerrien Springs, MIPrivate nonprofit10910.39213927,00027,00021,177Seventh Day Adventists
The University of Texas at AustinAustin, TXPublic12970.3924399,80634,67617,742Not available
California State Polytechnic University-PomonaPomona, CAPublic10660.3931397,01618,17613,390Not available
Central State UniversityWilberforce, OHPublic7770.395406,24613,92810,802Not available
The King's CollegeNew York, NYPrivate nonprofit11810.39584033,27033,27028,378Interdenominational
University of MemphisMemphis, TNPublic10290.3978408,90320,61513,353Not available
Western Carolina UniversityCullowhee, NCPublic10320.4027406,62317,01613,516Not available
New Mexico Military InstituteRoswell, NMPublic9700.4036404,67710,1226,798Not available
CUNY Queens CollegeQueens, NYPublic11100.4044406,93814,0486,678Not available
CUNY York CollegeJamaica, NYPublic8850.405416,74813,8585,742Not available
SUNY at Purchase CollegePurchase, NYPublic10820.408418,26718,11719,510Not available
Stony Brook UniversityStony Brook, NYPublic12710.4099418,85523,93513,717Not available
Spring Hill CollegeMobile, ALPrivate nonprofit11200.41324134,09234,0929,657Roman Catholic
Claflin UniversityOrangeburg, SCPrivate nonprofit8150.41334115,52015,52021,426United Methodist
Sterling CollegeSterling, KSPrivate nonprofit9900.41414122,95022,95017,648Not available
Rust CollegeHolly Springs, MSPrivate nonprofit7800.4149419,5009,5009,777United Methodist
State University of New York at New PaltzNew Paltz, NYPublic11240.4151427,73717,58716,599Not available
The University of West FloridaPensacola, FLPublic10530.4154426,36019,24111,184Not available
Barton CollegeWilson, NCPrivate nonprofit9590.41784227,94127,94120,544Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
California State University-FullertonFullerton, CAPublic10240.4186426,43717,5977,454Not available
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy, NYPrivate nonprofit13680.41874249,34149,34134,841Not available
Dallas Baptist UniversityDallas, TXPrivate nonprofit10550.41914224,89024,89024,645Baptist
New York School of Interior DesignNew York, NYPrivate nonprofit10650.41944222,67022,67035,806Not available
Mid-Atlantic Christian UniversityElizabeth City, NCPrivate nonprofit9470.41964213,44013,44015,888Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Bacone CollegeMuskogee, OKPrivate nonprofit8560.42054214,50014,50022,732American Baptist
Bryn Athyn College of the New ChurchBryn Athyn, PAPrivate nonprofit9520.42144219,35319,35312,703Other (none of the above)
Bentley UniversityWaltham, MAPrivate nonprofit12440.42324244,08544,08532,713Not available
Trinity Bible College and Graduate SchoolEllendale, NDPrivate nonprofit9260.42414215,50615,50620,488Assemblies of God Church
SUNY at BinghamtonVestal, NYPublic13050.4249429,05322,17318,870Not available
Whitman CollegeWalla Walla, WAPrivate nonprofit13140.42724346,13846,13836,433Not available
Ave Maria UniversityAve Maria, FLPrivate nonprofit10980.42774318,47918,47918,072Roman Catholic
CUNY City CollegeNew York, NYPublic11250.4297436,68913,7996,002Not available
Holy Names UniversityOakland, CAPrivate nonprofit8580.434335,66635,66625,533Roman Catholic
York College PennsylvaniaYork, PAPrivate nonprofit10540.43024318,24018,24021,267Not available
Texas Christian UniversityFort Worth, TXPrivate nonprofit12200.43284340,72040,72032,005Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Stevens Institute of TechnologyHoboken, NJPrivate nonprofit13400.43564447,19047,19032,869Not available
Baylor UniversityWaco, TXPrivate nonprofit12390.43674440,19840,19832,657Baptist
York CollegeYork, NEPrivate nonprofit9500.43744417,20017,20016,400Churches of Christ
University of TulsaTulsa, OKPrivate nonprofit12950.43974439,52139,52125,355Presbyterian Church (USA)
Farmingdale State CollegeFarmingdale, NYPublic9940.4401447,80817,6589,182Not available
King UniversityBristol, TNPrivate nonprofit10050.44014426,48026,48019,013Presbyterian Church (USA)
Southwestern UniversityGeorgetown, TXPrivate nonprofit11680.44224437,56037,56022,573United Methodist
Delaware State UniversityDover, DEPublic8920.4443447,53116,13816,099Not available
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesMinneapolis, MNPublic12880.44584513,79022,21017,015Not available
La Sierra UniversityRiverside, CAPrivate nonprofit9290.44624530,47130,47121,904Seventh Day Adventists
University of South Florida-Main CampusTampa, FLPublic11770.4464456,41017,32411,232Not available
Occidental CollegeLos Angeles, CAPrivate nonprofit13040.44874549,24849,24828,630Not available
University of Maryland-College ParkCollege Park, MDPublic13150.4488459,99631,14415,634Not available
Pacific Union CollegeAngwin, CAPrivate nonprofit9840.45224529,06429,06422,661Seventh Day Adventists
Wilson CollegeChambersburg, PAPrivate nonprofit9410.45234524,39224,39218,849Presbyterian Church (USA)
Florida Southern CollegeLakeland, FLPrivate nonprofit11720.45334531,46031,46024,482United Methodist
Toccoa Falls CollegeToccoa Falls, GAPrivate nonprofit9970.45454520,71020,71018,783Christ and Missionary Alliance Church
LeTourneau UniversityLongview, TXPrivate nonprofit11580.45484527,90027,90021,098Interdenominational
Bryan College-DaytonDayton, TNPrivate nonprofit10160.45534623,30023,30015,339Interdenominational
California State University-NorthridgeNorthridge, CAPublic9020.456466,56917,7296,797Not available
Johnson C Smith UniversityCharlotte, NCPrivate nonprofit7960.45634618,23618,23619,918Not available
Finlandia UniversityHancock, MIPrivate nonprofit8860.45954622,11022,11023,275Evangelical Lutheran Church
Texas Wesleyan UniversityFort Worth, TXPrivate nonprofit10030.45954624,45424,45424,775United Methodist
Christian Brothers UniversityMemphis, TNPrivate nonprofit11050.45974630,16630,1668,065Roman Catholic
East Central UniversityAda, OKPublic9700.46465,87414,1826,783Not available
Soka University of AmericaAliso Viejo, CAPrivate nonprofit12290.46124630,64230,6425,782Not available
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine Bluff, ARPublic8710.4616466,53812,2687,959Not available
Limestone CollegeGaffney, SCPrivate nonprofit9020.46324623,90023,90022,378Not available
Alabama State UniversityMontgomery, ALPublic8440.4639468,72015,6567,400Not available
George Washington UniversityWashington, DCPrivate nonprofit12940.46464650,43550,43533,637Not available
Southeastern UniversityLakeland, FLPrivate nonprofit9550.46484622,84022,84021,534Assemblies of God Church
Pfeiffer UniversityMisenheimer, NCPrivate nonprofit9310.46534727,12527,12518,366United Methodist
DigiPen Institute of TechnologyRedmond, WAPrivate for-profit12310.46574727,80027,80036,816Not available

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