Best Colleges: Top 100 - Lowest Acceptance Rates

Best Colleges 2010

Curtis Institute of Music Philadelphia, PA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 4.0 %
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins, TX Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 4.5 %
Rust College Holly Springs, MS Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 7.6 %
Juilliard School New York, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 7.6 %
Harvard University Cambridge, MA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 7.9 %
Yale University New Haven, CT Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 8.6 %
Cooper Union New York, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 9.3 %
Stanford University Stanford, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 9.5 %
Princeton University Princeton, NJ Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 9.9 %
Columbia University New York, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 10.0 %
Alice Lloyd College Pippa Passes, KY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 10.5 %
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 11.7 %
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 11.9 %
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 13.5 %
Brown University Providence, RI Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 13.7 %
United States Naval Academy Annapolis, MD Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 13.9 %
National-Louis University Chicago, IL Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 14.3 %
Amherst College Amherst, MA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 14.8 %
Crichton College Memphis, TN Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 15.4 %
Pomona College Claremont, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 15.6 %
United States Military Academy West Point, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 15.7 %
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 15.7 %
Middlebury College Middlebury, VT Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 16.8 %
Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 16.8 %
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 16.9 %
Williams College Williamstown, MA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 17.0 %
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 17.4 %
United States Air Force Academy USAF Academy, CO Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 18.2 %
Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 18.6 %
Georgetown University Washington, DC Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 18.8 %
Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 19.1 %
Cornell University Ithaca, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 20.7 %
Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 21.4 %
United States Coast Guard Academy New London, CT Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 21.5 %
University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 21.6 %
Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, MO Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 21.7 %
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 21.9 %
Pitzer College Claremont, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 22.3 %
Duke University Durham, NC Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 22.4 %
University of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 22.8 %
Rice University Houston, TX Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 23.0 %
CUNY--Baruch College New York, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 23.5 %
Colgate University Hamilton, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 23.9 %
Purchase College--SUNY Purchase, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 24.2 %
Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena, MS Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 24.7 %
Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 25.0 %
Bard College Annandale on Hudson, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 25.2 %
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 25.3 %
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 25.4 %
Tufts University Medford, MA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 25.5 %
Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 25.6 %
Davidson College Davidson, NC Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 25.7 %
United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 25.9 %
Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 26.0 %
Northwestern University Evanston, IL Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 26.2 %
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 26.2 %
Emory University Atlanta, GA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 26.6 %
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 26.7 %
Tulane University New Orleans, LA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 27.0 %
Haverford College Haverford, PA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 27.0 %
Wesleyan University Middletown, CT Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 27.2 %
Carleton College Northfield, MN Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 27.5 %
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 27.9 %
University of Chicago Chicago, IL Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 27.9 %
Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 27.9 %
Hamilton College Clinton, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 28.1 %
Life University Marietta, GA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 28.1 %
CUNY--Hunter College New York, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 28.2 %
Barnard College New York, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 28.5 %
Bloomfield College Bloomfield, NJ Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 28.5 %
Bates College Lewiston, ME Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 29.2 %
Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 29.3 %
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 29.8 %
Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 29.9 %
New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 30.0 %
Albany State University Albany, GA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 30.1 %
Delta State University Cleveland, MS Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 30.8 %
Colby College Waterville, ME Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 30.9 %
New England Conservatory of Music Boston, MA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 30.9 %
Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 31.1 %
San Diego State University San Diego, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 31.2 %
Kenyon College Gambier, OH Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 31.3 %
University of Richmond Univ. of Richmond, VA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 31.7 %
New York University New York, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 32.1 %
Kentucky State University Frankfort, KY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 32.3 %
Brandeis University Waltham, MA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 32.4 %
Reed College Portland, OR Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 32.5 %
Robert Morris College Chicago, IL Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 32.6 %
Oberlin College Oberlin, OH Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 32.7 %
Florida International University Miami, FL Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 33.1 %
California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 33.4 %
California Polytechnic State University--San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 33.5 %
St. Lawrence University Canton, NY Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 33.8 %
College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 33.8 %
William Penn University Oskaloosa, IA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 33.9 %
University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 34.0 %
Boston Conservatory Boston, MA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 34.0 %
College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 34.1 %
Pepperdine University Malibu, CA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 34.4 %
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Cheyney, PA Fall 2008 Acceptance rate: 34.5 %