Tightest Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate
The next table lists the tightest (low acceptance rate) U.S. colleges and universities to admit. Those schools have been keeping the acceptance rate in low level in recent years. Stanford University has the lowest acceptance rate as of 5.19% for academic year 2019-2020 in United States. For the ranking, we only include 4-years colleges with at least 1,000 new students (freshmen).
The following table shows the schools that have low acceptance rates with admission statistics and yield, also known as enrollment rate. You may want to check colleges having the highest acceptance rates.
|Name||Acceptance Rate||# of Applicants||# of Admitted||# of Enrolled||Yield|
|4||University of Chicago||7.31%||34,350||2,510||1,847||73.59%|
|5||Columbia University in the City of New York||6.66%||40,462||2,695||1,521||56.44%|
|6||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||7.26%||20,075||1,457||1,070||73.44%|
|10||United States Naval Academy||9.08%||15,699||1,426||1,194||83.73%|