College Rankings - Hardest to Get In

Odds of becoming an astronaut: 12.1 million to 1. Odds of becoming the United States president: 10 million to 1. The good news is compared to these statistics, you have a great shot of getting into these colleges and universities. *Acceptance rate data used in this ranking comes from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
14%
27
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
16%
28
United States Coast Guard Academy
New London, CT
16%
29
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
16%
30
Brescia University
Owensboro, KY
16%
31
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
16%
32
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
17%
33
Rice University
Houston, TX
17%
34
Williams College
Williamstown, MA
17%
35
Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
17%
36
Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
18%
37
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
18%
38
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
18%
39
Washington & Lee University
Lexington, VA
18%
40
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
18%
41
Institute of American Indian Arts
Santa Fe, NM
18%
42
Visible Music College
Memphis, TN
19%
43
Olin College
Needham, MA
19%
44
Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA
19%
45
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
20%
46
CUNY Lehman College
Bronx, NY
20%
47
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
21%
48
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Owensboro, KY
21%
49
Tufts University
Medford, MA
21%
50
Trinity College of Florida
Trinity, FL
22%