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Tightest Pennsylvania Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate

The next table lists the tightest (low acceptance rate) Pennsylvania colleges and universities to admit. Those schools have been keeping the acceptance rate in low level in recent years. University of Pennsylvania has the lowest acceptance rate as of 6% for academic year 2019-2020 in Pennsylvania. 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 in Pennsylvania.
Tightest Pennsylvania Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate (2019-2020)
NameAcceptance Rate# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledYield
1University of Pennsylvania
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPhiladelphia, PA
6%56,3323,3802,46772.99%
2Carnegie Mellon University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPittsburgh, PA
14%32,8964,6051,98043.00%
3Villanova University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsVillanova, PA
25%24,4106,1031,77029.00%
4Bucknell University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsLewisburg, PA
35%11,2633,9421,02526.00%
5Lehigh University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBethlehem, PA
46%14,1076,4891,49323.01%
6University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Public, four-yearsPittsburgh, PA
67%34,65623,2204,87621.00%
7Temple University
Public, four-yearsPhiladelphia, PA
72%37,57127,0514,86918.00%
8The Pennsylvania State University
Public, four-yearsUniversity Park, PA
92%96,68688,95116,01118.00%
9Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Public, four-yearsSlippery Rock, PA
78.99%4,9363,8991,36535.01%
10Drexel University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsPhiladelphia, PA
83%34,51928,6512,86510.00%