Colleges with Lowest Acceptance Rates

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Curtis Institute of Music     Philadelphia, PA 4.3%
Jarvis Christian College     Hawkins, TX 4.6%
Rust College     Holly Springs, MS 6.9%
Juilliard School     New York, NY 7.3%
Harvard University     Cambridge, MA 7.6%
Yale University     New Haven, CT 8.5%
Cooper Union     New York, NY 9.2%
Stanford University     Stanford, CA 9.3%
Princeton University     Princeton, NJ 9.6%
Columbia University     New York, NY 10.0%
Alice Lloyd College     Pippa Passes, KY 10.4%
College of the Ozarks     Point Lookout, MO 11.5%
Massachusetts Institute of Technology     Cambridge, MA 11.9%
Dartmouth College     Hanover, NH 13.6%
Brown University     Providence, RI 13.9%
United States Naval Academy     Annapolis, MD 13.9%
National-Louis University     Chicago, IL 14.2%
Amherst College     Amherst, MA 14.8%
Crichton College     Memphis, TN 15.3%
Pomona College     Claremont, CA 15.6%
United States Military Academy     West Point, NY 15.7%
Swarthmore College     Swarthmore, PA 15.8%
Middlebury College     Middlebury, VT 16.9%
Washington and Lee University     Lexington, VA 16.9%
University of Pennsylvania     Philadelphia, PA 17.0%
Williams College     Williamstown, MA 17.1%
California Institute of Technology     Pasadena, CA 17.4%
United States Air Force Academy     USAF Academy, CO 18.2%
Bowdoin College     Brunswick, ME 18.6%
Georgetown University     Washington, DC 18.8%
Claremont McKenna College     Claremont, CA 19.5%
Cornell University     Ithaca, NY 20.5%
Art Academy of Cincinnati     Cincinnati, OH 21.3%
United States Coast Guard Academy     New London, CT 21.6%
University of California–Berkeley     Berkeley, CA 21.7%
University of Southern California     Los Angeles, CA 21.9%
Pitzer College     Claremont, CA 22.3%
Duke University     Durham, NC 22.4%
University of California–Los Angeles     Los Angeles, CA 22.8%
Rice University     Houston, TX 23.0%
CUNY–Baruch College     New York, NY 23.5%
Colgate University     Hamilton, NY 23.9%
Purchase College–SUNY     Purchase, NY 24.2%
Mississippi Valley State University     Itta Bena, MS 24.7%
Vassar College     Poughkeepsie, NY 25.0%
Bard College     Annandale on Hudson, NY 25.2%
Vanderbilt University     Nashville, TN 25.3%
Johns Hopkins University     Baltimore, MD 25.4%
Tufts University     Medford, MA 25.5%
Tougaloo College     Tougaloo, MS 25.6%
Davidson College     Davidson, NC 25.7%
United States Merchant Marine Academy     Kings Point, NY 25.9%
Colorado College     Colorado Springs, CO 26.0%
Northwestern University     Evanston, IL 26.2%
Boston College     Chestnut Hill, MA 26.2%
Emory University     Atlanta, GA 26.6%
University of Notre Dame     Notre Dame, IN 26.7%
Tulane University     New Orleans, LA 27.0%
Wesleyan University     Middletown, CT 27.2%
Carleton College     Northfield, MN 27.5%
University of Chicago     Chicago, IL 27.9%
Lehigh University     Bethlehem, PA 27.9%
Hamilton College     Clinton, NY 28.1%
Life University     Marietta, GA 28.1%
CUNY–Hunter College     New York, NY 28.2%
Barnard College     New York, NY 28.5%
Bloomfield College     Bloomfield, NJ 28.5%
Bates College     Lewiston, ME 29.2%
Rhode Island School of Design     Providence, RI 29.3%
Skidmore College     Saratoga Springs, NY 29.8%
Bucknell University     Lewisburg, PA 29.9%
New Jersey City University     Jersey City, NJ 30.0%
Albany State University     Albany, GA 30.1%
Delta State University     Cleveland, MS 30.8%
Colby College     Waterville, ME 30.9%
New England Conservatory of Music     Boston, MA 30.7%
Harvey Mudd College     Claremont, CA 31.0%
San Diego State University     San Diego, CA 31.3%
Kenyon College     Gambier, OH 31.5%
University of Richmond     Univ. of Richmond, VA 31.9%
New York University     New York, NY 32.0%
Kentucky State University     Frankfort, KY 32.0%
Brandeis University     Waltham, MA 32.0%
Reed College     Portland, OR 32.2%
Robert Morris College     Chicago, IL 32.7%
Oberlin College     Oberlin, OH 32.8%
Florida International University     Miami, FL 33.0%
California Polytechnic State University–San Luis Obispo     San Luis Obispo, CA 33.5%
St. Lawrence University     Canton, NY 33%
College of the Holy Cross     Worcester, MA 33%
William Penn University     Oskaloosa, IA 34%
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill     Chapel Hill, NC 34.0%
Boston Conservatory     Boston, MA 34%
College of William and Mary     Williamsburg, VA 34%
Pepperdine University     Malibu, CA 34%
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania     Cheyney, PA 34%