United States Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate

List of Colleges by Acceptance Rate

Below is a ranking of the 3586 colleges in the United States with the lowest acceptance rate for freshman undergraduate applications. Harvard University leads the list by accepting 5% of high school students that applied.

List of United States Colleges Ranked by Lowest Acceptance Rate
School Acceptance Rate
H

Cambridge, MA

5%
S

Stanford, CA

5%
P

Princeton, NJ

6%
C

Pasadena, CA

7%
Y

New Haven, CT

7%
C

Chicago, IL

7%
M

Cambridge, MA

7%
C

New York, NY

7%
J

New York, NY

8%
D

Durham, NC

8%
B

Providence, RI

8%
P

Claremont, CA

9%
N

Evanston, IL

9%
B

Brunswick, ME

9%
N

Annapolis, Maryland

9%
D

Hanover, NH

9%
A

West Point, New York

9%
P

Philadelphia, PA

9%
S

Swarthmore, PA

9%
A

Danville, VA

9%