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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%
4Pacific Oaks College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPasadena, CA
5.11%33317--
5Harvard University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCambridge, MA
4.64%43,3302,0091,64982.08%
6Columbia University in the City of New York
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNew York, NY
5.45%42,8232,3321,46562.82%
7California Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPasadena, CA
6.42%8,36753723543.76%
8University of Chicago
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChicago, IL
6.17%34,6412,1371,72680.77%
9Princeton University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsPrinceton, NJ
5.78%32,8041,8951,33570.45%
10Yale University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNew Haven, CT
6.08%36,8442,2411,55069.17%