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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 7.66% 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), 4 or more yearsPhiladelphia, PA
7.66%44,9613,4462,40069.65%
2Carnegie Mellon University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPittsburgh, PA
15.44%27,6344,2671,58537.15%
3Villanova University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsVillanova, PA
28.24%22,9096,4701,69526.20%
4Lehigh University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBethlehem, PA
32.10%15,6495,0231,40627.99%
5University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Public, 4 or more yearsPittsburgh, PA
56.65%32,09118,1804,02622.15%
6Temple University
Public, 4 or more yearsPhiladelphia, PA
60.04%35,59921,3754,96723.24%
7Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Public, 4 or more yearsSlippery Rock, PA
70.65%5,7814,0841,58038.69%
8Duquesne University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPittsburgh, PA
74.33%7,2315,3751,30224.22%
9Saint Joseph's University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPhiladelphia, PA
74.98%8,6926,5171,10316.92%
10Drexel University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPhiladelphia, PA
74.70%31,82423,7713,17813.37%