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Top Universities with Lowest Acceptance Rate

Rank School Location Acceptance Rate (2011)
1 Harvard University Cambridge, MA 7%
2 Stanford University Stanford, CA 7%
3 Yale University New Haven, CT 8%
4 Princeton University Princeton, NJ 9%
5 Brown University Providence, RI 9%
6 Columbia University New York, NY 10%
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 10%
8 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH 12%
9 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA 13%
10 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 14%
11 Duke University Durham, NC 16%
12 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 18%
13 Cornell University Ithaca, NY 18%
14 University of Chicago Chicago, IL 19%
15 Georgetown University Washington, DC 20%
16 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 21%
17 Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO 21%
18 Rice University Houston, TX 21%
19 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA 22%
20 University of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 23%
21 Northwestern University Evanston, IL 23%
22 Tufts University Medford, MA 24%
23 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 24%
24 Tulane University New Orleans, LA 26%
25 University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN 29%
26 Emory University Atlanta, GA 29%
27 San Diego State University San Diego, CA 30%
28 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA 31%
29 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 31%
30 George Washington University Washington, DC 32%
31 College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA 32%
32 University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 32%
33 University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 33%
34 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 33%
35 Brandeis University Waltham, MA 35%
36 Texas Southern University Houston, TX 36%
37 Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA 38%
38 Northeastern University Boston, MA 38%
39 University of Rochester Rochester, NY 38%
40 University of the Pacific Stockton, CA 38%
41 New York University New York, NY 38%
42 University of California--San Diego La Jolla, CA 38%
43 Cardinal Stritch University Milwaukee, WI 39%
44 University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK 39%
45 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL 39%
46 Florida International University Miami, FL 40%
47 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 40%
48 Binghamton University--SUNY Binghamton, NY 40%
49 Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC 40%
50 Stony Brook University--SUNY Stony Brook, NY 41%
51 University of Florida Gainesville, FL 43%
52 American University Washington, DC 43%
53 University of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD 44%
54 University of South Florida Tampa, FL 45%
55 Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI 45%
56 University of California--Davis Davis, CA 45%
57 University of California--Irvine Irvine, CA 45%
58 University of California--Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 46%
59 St. John's University Queens, NY 46%
60 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse, NY 46%
61 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL 46%
62 Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO 46%
63 Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ 47%
64 Spalding University Louisville, KY 47%
65 University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX 47%
66 University at Albany--SUNY Albany, NY 47%
67 Lamar University Beaumont, TX 47%
68 Baylor University Waco, TX 48%
69 University of Minnesota--Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN 48%
70 Our Lady of the Lake University San Antonio, TX 49%
71 Morgan State University Baltimore, MD 50%
72 University of Texas--Dallas Richardson, TX 50%
73 Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA 51%
74 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI 51%
75 Fordham University New York, NY 51%
76 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL 51%
77 Bowie State University Bowie, MD 51%
78 University of San Diego San Diego, CA 51%
79 University at Buffalo--SUNY Buffalo, NY 51%
80 George Mason University Fairfax, VA 52%
81 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA 52%
82 Georgia State University Atlanta, GA 52%
83 Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX 53%
84 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--Newark Newark, NJ 53%
85 Nova Southeastern University Ft. Lauderdale, FL 53%
86 Jackson State University Jackson, MS 54%
87 University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 54%
88 North Carolina State University--Raleigh Raleigh, NC 54%
89 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 54%
90 University of Delaware Newark, DE 54%
91 Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 54%
92 Howard University Washington, DC 54%
93 Pennsylvania State University--University Park University Park, PA 55%
94 University of New Orleans New Orleans, LA 56%
95 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 56%
96 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA 56%
97 University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI 57%
98 University of Washington Seattle, WA 57%
99 University of Massachusetts--Boston Boston, MA 57%
100 Barry University Miami Shores, FL 57%
101 Clemson University Clemson, SC 58%
102 University of North Carolina--Greensboro Greensboro, NC 58%
103 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 58%
104 Boston University Boston, MA 58%
105 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL 59%
106 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 59%
107 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA 59%
108 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey--New Brunswick Piscataway, NJ 59%
109 University of La Verne La Verne, CA 59%
110 University of Georgia Athens, GA 59%
111 Southern Illinois University--Carbondale Carbondale, IL 59%
112 Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX 59%
113 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 60%
114 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL 60%
115 University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS 60%
116 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 60%
117 University of Colorado--Denver Denver, CO 60%
118 Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, PA 60%
119 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 60%
120 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA 61%
121 Florida A&M University Tallahassee, FL 61%
122 North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC 61%
123 Montana State University Bozeman, MT 61%
124 University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 62%
125 Lynn University Boca Raton, FL 62%
126 Marquette University Milwaukee, WI 62%
127 University of Nebraska--Lincoln Lincoln, NE 62%
128 University of Maryland--Baltimore County Baltimore, MD 63%
129 New School New York, NY 63%
130 University of Illinois--Chicago Chicago, IL 63%
131 Indiana University-Purdue University--Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN 63%
132 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH 64%
133 Polytechnic Institute of New York University Brooklyn, NY 64%
134 Brigham Young University--Provo Provo, UT 64%
135 Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago, IL 64%
136 University of California--Santa Cruz Santa Cruz, CA 65%
137 Tennessee State University Nashville, TN 65%
138 Ball State University Muncie, IN 65%
139 Temple University Philadelphia, PA 65%
140 Purdue University--West Lafayette West Lafayette, IN 65%
141 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ 65%
142 University of North Texas Denton, TX 65%
143 St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY 65%
144 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 66%
145 University of West Florida Pensacola, FL 66%
146 University of Alabama--Huntsville Huntsville, AL 66%
147 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS 66%
148 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 66%
149 University of Memphis Memphis, TN 67%
150 Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 67%
151 Illinois State University Normal, IL 67%
152 University of Louisiana--Lafayette Lafayette, LA 67%
153 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 67%
154 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 67%
155 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ 67%
156 Oakland University Rochester, MI 67%
157 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL 67%
158 University of Massachusetts--Amherst Amherst, MA 68%
159 University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA 68%
160 Ohio State University--Columbus Columbus, OH 68%
161 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 69%
162 University of Missouri--Kansas City Kansas City, MO 69%
163 DePaul University Chicago, IL 69%
164 Texas A&M University--College Station College Station, TX 69%
165 Clark University Worcester, MA 69%
166 Indiana University--Bloomington Bloomington, IN 69%
167 Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA 69%
168 Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, GA 69%
169 Washington State University Pullman, WA 69%
170 East Carolina University Greenville, NC 70%
171 Adelphi University Garden City, NY 70%
172 University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 70%
173 St. Louis University St. Louis, MO 70%
174 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 70%
175 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND 70%
176 Widener University Chester, PA 70%
177 University of Texas--Arlington Arlington, TX 70%
178 University of Houston Houston, TX 70%
179 University of Vermont Burlington, VT 71%
180 University of Hawaii--Manoa Honolulu, HI 71%
181 Portland State University Portland, OR 71%
182 Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 71%
183 St. Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, MN 71%
184 University of North Carolina--Charlotte Charlotte, NC 71%
185 Yeshiva University New York, NY 72%
186 University of Denver Denver, CO 72%
187 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX 72%
188 Louisiana State University--Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, LA 72%
189 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI 73%
190 University of Akron Akron, OH 73%
191 University of Missouri--St. Louis St. Louis, MO 73%
192 Maryville University of St. Louis St Louis, MO 73%
193 University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 73%
194 Idaho State University Pocatello, ID 73%
195 University of Massachusetts--Lowell Lowell, MA 74%
196 Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI 74%
197 Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN 74%
198 University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 74%
199 University of Louisville Louisville, KY 75%
200 University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI 75%
201 University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 75%
202 University of Nebraska--Omaha Omaha, NE 76%
203 Edgewood College Madison, WI 76%
204 University of California--Riverside Riverside, CA 76%
205 Benedictine University Lisle, IL 77%
206 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA 77%
207 University of Alaska--Fairbanks Fairbanks, AK 77%
208 North Dakota State University Fargo, ND 77%
209 Ashland University Ashland, OH 77%
210 University of Dayton Dayton, OH 77%
211 University of Idaho Moscow, ID 77%
212 University of Mississippi University, MS 78%
213 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI 78%
214 Biola University La Mirada, CA 78%
215 University of Maine Orono, ME 78%
216 Immaculata University Immaculata, PA 78%
217 Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 79%
218 Pace University New York, NY 79%
219 Auburn University Auburn University, AL 79%
220 Miami University--Oxford Oxford, OH 79%
221 University of Oregon Eugene, OR 79%
222 Clarkson University Potsdam, NY 80%
223 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, OH 80%
224 Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 81%
225 Iowa State University Ames, IA 81%
226 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 81%
227 University of Nevada--Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV 81%
228 Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 81%
229 University of Montana Missoula, MT 82%
230 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN 82%
231 University of Alabama--Birmingham Birmingham, AL 82%
232 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT 83%
233 University of Colorado--Boulder Boulder, CO 83%
234 University of Texas--San Antonio San Antonio, TX 83%
235 New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM 83%
236 University of Missouri Columbia, MO 84%
237 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 84%
238 South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC 84%
239 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI 84%
240 Wright State University Dayton, OH 84%
241 Regent University Virginia Beach, VA 85%
242 Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX 85%
243 University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD 85%
244 University of St. Thomas St. Paul, MN 85%
245 University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 85%
246 Ohio University Athens, OH 85%
247 Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN 85%
248 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV 86%
249 Wayne State University Detroit, MI 86%
250 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL 86%
251 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 87%
252 Catholic University of America Washington, DC 87%
253 University of Arkansas--Little Rock Little Rock, AR 87%
254 University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO 88%
255 Kent State University Kent, OH 89%
256 University of Toledo Toledo, OH 90%
257 Wichita State University Wichita, KS 90%
258 Texas Woman's University Denton, TX 91%
259 South Dakota State University Brookings, SD 91%
260 University of Nevada--Reno Reno, NV 91%
261 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 93%
262 Trinity International University Deerfield, IL 94%
263 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY 95%
264 Utah State University Logan, UT 97%
265 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS 99%
266 Texas A&M University--Commerce Commerce, TX 99%
267 University of Texas--El Paso El Paso, TX 99%
268 Texas A&M University--Kingsville Kingsville, TX 99%
 
 
 

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