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by Andy Moore on May 21, 2014

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Julliard, Notre Dame, Albany State University, and BYU-Hawaii: What do these vastly different colleges have in common? Selectivity.

Website eCollegeFinder put together this map of the most selective colleges of each state, basing the info off the number of applications received for the class of 2017. And move the hell over, Harvard. Pennsylvania’s Curtis Institute of Music was the most selective college in the country, taking in only 5% of its applicants in 2013. YOU AND YOUR RECORDER NEVER STOOD A CHANCE.

Here’s the full breakdown, via the good folks at Business Insider:

Most Selective College By State:

Alabama — Oakwood University

  • Location — Huntsville, Alabama
  • Acceptance Rate — 34%
  • Number of Applications Received — 2,728
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,966

Alaska — Alaska Pacific University

  • Location — Anchorage, Alaska
  • Acceptance Rate — 37%
  • Number of Applications Received — 494
  • Total Undergraduates — 439

Arizona — Grand Canyon University

  • Location — Phoenix, Arizona
  • Acceptance Rate — 55%
  • Number of Applications Received — 15,401
  • Total Undergraduates — 31,158

Arkansas — University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

  • Location — Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • Acceptance Rate — 28%
  • Number of Applications Received — 4,094
  • Total Undergraduates — 2,724

California — Stanford University

  • Location — Stanford, California
  • Acceptance Rate — 6%
  • Number of Applications Received — 38,828
  • Total Undergraduates — 7,063

Colorado — United States Air Force Academy

  • Location — USAFA, Colorado
  • Acceptance Rate — 15%
  • Number of Applications Received — 9,634
  • Total Undergraduates — 4,120

Connecticut — Yale University

  • Location — New Haven, Connecticut
  • Acceptance Rate — 7%
  • Number of Applications Received — 28,977
  • Total Undergraduates — 5,405

Delaware — Delaware State University

  • Location — Dover, Delaware
  • Acceptance Rate — 42%
  • Number of Applications Received — 8,884
  • Total Undergraduates — 3,877

Florida — Adventist University of Health Sciences

  • Location — Orlando, Florida
  • Acceptance Rate — 13%
  • Number of Applications Received — 2,110
  • Total Undergraduates — 2,576

Georgia — Albany State University

  • Location — Albany, Georgia
  • Acceptance Rate — 20%
  • Number of Applications Received — 8,250
  • Total Undergraduates — 3,803

Hawaii — Brigham Young University-Hawaii

  • Location — Laie, Hawaii
  • Acceptance Rate — 36%
  • Number of Applications Received — 2,664
  • Total Undergraduates — 3,166

Idaho — Northwest Nazarene University

  • Location — Nampa, Idaho
  • Acceptance Rate — 62%
  • Number of Applications Received — 1,227
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,477

Illinois — University of Chicago

  • Location — Chicago, Illinois
  • Acceptance Rate — 9%
  • Number of Applications Received — 30,304
  • Total Undergraduates — 5,618

Indiana — University of Notre Dame

  • Location — Notre Dame, Indiana
  • Acceptance Rate — 22%
  • Number of Applications Received — 17,647
  • Total Undergraduates — 8,475

Iowa — Grinnell College

  • Location — Grinnell, Iowa
  • Acceptance Rate — 35%
  • Number of Applications Received — 3,979
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,674

Kansas — Sterling College

  • Location — Sterling, Kansas
  • Acceptance Rate — 44%
  • Number of Applications Received — 883
  • Total Undergraduates — 653

Kentucky — Berea College

  • Location — Berea, Kentucky
  • Acceptance Rate — 34%
  • Number of Applications Received — 1,620
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,658

Louisiana — Tulane University

  • Location — New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Acceptance Rate — 26%
  • Number of Applications Received — 30,122
  • Total Undergraduates — 8,357

Maine — Bowdoin College

  • Location — Brunswick, Maine
  • Acceptance Rate — 15%
  • Number of Applications Received — 7,052
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,839

Maryland — United States Naval Academy

  • Location — Annapolis, Maryland
  • Acceptance Rate — 7%
  • Number of Applications Received — 19,146
  • Total Undergraduates — 4,536

Massachusetts — Harvard University

  • Location — Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Acceptance Rate — 6%
  • Number of Applications Received — 35,023
  • Total Undergraduates — 10,564

Michigan — University of Michigan

  • Location — Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Acceptance Rate — 33%
  • Number of Applications Received — 46,813
  • Total Undergraduates — 27,979

Minnesota — Carleton College

  • Location — Northfield, Minnesota
  • Acceptance Rate — 21%
  • Number of Applications Received — 7,045
  • Total Undergraduates — 2,055

Mississippi — Rust College

  • Location — Holy Springs, Mississippi
  • Acceptance Rate — 14%
  • Number of Applications Received — 3,152
  • Total Undergraduates — 934

Missouri — College of the Ozarks

  • Location — Point Lookout, Missouri
  • Acceptance Rate — 13%
  • Number of Applications Received — 3,006
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,372

Montana — Carroll College

  • Location — Helena, Montana
  • Acceptance Rate — 53%
  • Number of Applications Received — 3,279
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,463

Nebraska — York College

  • Location — York, Nebraska
  • Acceptance Rate — 49%
  • Number of Applications Received — 546
  • Total Undergraduates – 472

Nevada — University of Nevada

  • Location — Reno, Nevada
  • Acceptance Rate — 84%
  • Number of Applications Received — 7,857
  • Total Undergraduates — 15,082

New Hampshire — Dartmouth College

  • Location — Hannover, New Hampshire
  • Acceptance Rate — 10%
  • Number of Applications Received — 23,110
  • Total Undergraduates — 4,193

New Jersey — Princeton University

  • Location — Princeton, New Jersey
  • Acceptance Rate — 7%
  • Number of Applications Received — 26,499
  • Total Undergraduates — 5,327

New Mexico — New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

  • Location — Socorro, New Mexico
  • Acceptance Rate — 41%
  • Number of Applications Received — 1,088
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,565

New York* — The Juilliard School

  • Location — New York, New York
  • Acceptance Rate — 7%
  • Number of Applications Received — 31,851
  • Total Undergraduates — 7,814

North Carolina — Duke University

  • Location — Durham, North Carolina
  • Acceptance Rate — 13%
  • Number of Applications Received — 30,374
  • Total Undergraduates — 6,655

North Dakota — Dickinson State University

  • Location — Dickinson, North Dakota
  • Acceptance Rate — 49%
  • Number of Applications Received — 417
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,837

Ohio — Oberlin College

  • Location — Oberlin, Ohio
  • Acceptance Rate — 30%
  • Number of Applications Received — 7,438
  • Total Undergraduates — 2,930

Oklahoma — University of Tulsa

  • Location — Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Acceptance Rate — 41%
  • Number of Applications Received — 7,304
  • Total Undergraduates — 3,160

Oregon — Corban University

  • Location — Salem, Oregon
  • Acceptance Rate — 32%
  • Number of Applications Received — 2,896
  • Total Undergraduates — 955

Pennsylvania — Curtis Institute of Music

  • Location — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Acceptance Rate — 5%
  • Number of Applications Received — 289
  • Total Undergraduates — 125

Rhode Island — Brown University

  • Location — Providence, Rhode Island
  • Acceptance Rate — 9%
  • Number of Applications Received — 28,919
  • Total Undergraduates — 6,435

South Carolina — Lander University

  • Location — Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Acceptance Rate — 42%
  • Number of Applications Received — 3,349
  • Total Undergraduates — 2,969

South Dakota — Presentation College

  • Location — Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Acceptance Rate — 66%
  • Number of Applications Received — 401
  • Total Undergraduates – 746

Tennessee — Vanderbilt University

  • Location — Nashville, Tennessee
  • Acceptance Rate — 13%
  • Number of Applications Received — 38,161
  • Total Undergraduates — 6,796

Texas — Rice University

  • Location — Houston, Texas
  • Acceptance Rate — 17%
  • Number of Applications Received — 15,415
  • Total Undergraduates — 3,848

Utah — Brigham Young University

  • Location — Provo, Utah
  • Acceptance Rate — 49%
  • Number of Applications Received — 11,423
  • Total Undergraduates — 31,060

Vermont — Middlebury College

  • Location — Middlebury, Vermont
  • Acceptance Rate — 17%
  • Number of Applications Received — 8,847
  • Total Undergraduates — 2,516

Virginia — Washington and Lee University

  • Location — Lexington, Virginia
  • Acceptance Rate — 18%
  • Number of Applications Received — 6,222
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,838

Washington — University of Washington

  • Location — Seattle, Washington
  • Acceptance Rate — 55%
  • Number of Applications Received — 30,199
  • Total Undergraduates — 29,475

West Virginia — Ohio Valley University

  • Location — Vienna, West Virginia
  • Acceptance Rate — 36%
  • Number of Applications Received — 904
  • Total Undergraduates — 436

Wisconsin — Mount Mary University

  • Location — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Acceptance Rate — 54%
  • Number of Applications Received — 478
  • Total Undergraduates — 1,054

Wyoming — University of Wyoming

  • Location — Laramie, Wyoming
  • Acceptance Rate — 96%
  • Number of Applications Received — 4,181
  • Total Undergraduates — 10,194

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