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Tightest Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate

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. Hampshire College has the lowest acceptance rate as of 1.97% for academic year 2019-2020 in United States. Next 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.
Tightest Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate (2019-2020)
NameAcceptance Rate# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledYield
1Hampshire College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAmherst, MA
1.97%2,485491938.78%
2Stanford University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsStanford, CA
4.34%47,4982,0621,69882.35%
3Curtis Institute of Music
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPhiladelphia, PA
3.93%687272177.78%
4Harvard University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCambridge, MA
4.64%43,3302,0091,64982.08%
5Columbia University in the City of New York
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNew York, NY
5.45%42,8232,3321,46562.82%
6Pacific Oaks College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPasadena, CA
5.11%33317--
7Dallas Nursing Institute
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRichardson, TX
5.99%7344412.27%
8Yale University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNew Haven, CT
6.08%36,8442,2411,55069.17%
9Princeton University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPrinceton, NJ
5.78%32,8041,8951,33570.45%
10California Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPasadena, CA
6.42%8,36753723543.76%