The hardest college to get into in every state

With an acceptance rate of just 8.8 percent and typical SAT scores between 1500 and 1600, the California Institute of Technology is America's hardest college to get into, according to a list from academic review site Niche.com.

The rankings are based on acceptance rates and SAT and ACT scores reported to the US Department of Education. College acceptance rates received a weighted average of 60 percent in the ranking computation, and SAT/ACT scores received a weighted average of 40 percent.

Business Insider used Niche's state filter to find out which college is the hardest to get into in each of America's 50 states and the District of Columbia. Niche reports that a few states (Alaska, Delaware, Nevada, and Wyoming) are missing from the ranking because they don't have data for enough colleges.

Scroll through to find out the most selective college in each state, along with their acceptance rate and SAT score, listed for the lower end of accepted students (25th percentile) and higher end (75th percentile). Note that Mississippi Valley State University and Union College reported ACT scores rather than SAT.

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Alabama: University of Alabama

Acceptance rate: 51.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 990-1250

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Arizona: Arizona Christian University

Acceptance rate: 56.7%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 840-1090

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Arkansas: University of Arkansas

Acceptance rate: 62%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1010-1230

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California: California Institute of Technology

Acceptance rate: 8.8%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1500-1600

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Colorado: Colorado College

Acceptance rate: 17.9%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1240-1430

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Connecticut: Yale University

Acceptance rate: 6.3%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1410-1600

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District of Columbia: Georgetown University

Acceptance rate: 17.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1320-1520

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Florida: University of Miami

Acceptance rate: 38.2%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1220-1420

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Georgia: Emory University

Acceptance rate: 26.8%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1280-1460

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Hawaii: Brigham Young University at Hawaii

Acceptance rate: 34.9%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 970-1170

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Idaho: Northwest Nazarene University

Acceptance rate: 65.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 900-1180

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Illinois: University of Chicago

Acceptance rate: 8.8%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1435-1600

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Indiana: University of Notre Dame

Acceptance rate: 21.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1340-1520

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Iowa: Grinnell College

Acceptance rate: 28.0%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1290-1500

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Kansas: Sterling College-Kansas

Acceptance rate: 44.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 820-1040

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Kentucky: Berea College

Acceptance rate: 33.7%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1020-1226

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Louisiana: Tulane University

Acceptance rate: 28%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1230-1410

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Maine: Bowdoin College

Acceptance rate: 14.9%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1340-1520

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Maryland: Johns Hopkins University

Acceptance rate: 16.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1360-1510

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Massachusetts: Harvard University

Acceptance rate: 6%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1410-1600

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Michigan: University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Acceptance rate: 32.2%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1280-1480

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Minnesota: Carleton College

Acceptance rate: 22.8%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1320-1510

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Mississippi: Mississippi Valley State University

Acceptance rate: 16.3%

ACT 25th-75th percentile: 15-19

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Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis

Acceptance rate: 17.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1420-1570

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Montana: Carroll College

Acceptance rate: 57.5%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 990-1250

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Nebraska: Union College

Acceptance rate: 52.1%

ACT 25th-75th percentile: 19-25

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New Hampshire: Dartmouth College

Acceptance rate: 11.5%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1360-1550

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New Jersey: Princeton University

Acceptance rate: 7.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1400-1600

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New Mexico: New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

Acceptance rate: 36.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1120-1310

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New York: Columbia University

Acceptance rate: 7%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1390-1570

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North Carolina: Duke University

Acceptance rate: 11.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1370-1550

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North Dakota: University of Jamestown

Acceptance rate: 64.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1066-1227

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Ohio: Kenyon College

Acceptance rate: 25.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1230-1420

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Oklahoma: University of Tulsa

Acceptance rate: 40.3%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1130-1410

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Oregon: Reed College

Acceptance rate: 38.7%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1290-1480

Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania

Acceptance rate: 10.4%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1360-1550

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Rhode Island: Brown University

Acceptance rate: 8.7%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1330-1550

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South Carolina: Clemson University

Acceptance rate: 51.5%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1150-1340

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South Carolina: Augustana College

Acceptance rate: 61.3%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1010-1230

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Tennessee: Vanderbilt University

Acceptance rate: 13.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1430-1580

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Texas: Rice University

Acceptance rate: 15.1%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1390-1550

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Utah: Brigham Young University

Acceptance rate: 47%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1150-1370

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Vermont: Middlebury College

Acceptance rate: 17.2%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1260-1470

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Virginia: Washington & Lee University

Acceptance rate: 19.5%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1320-1460

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Washington: Whitman College

Acceptance rate: 41%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1200-1430

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West Virginia: Concord University

Acceptance rate: 37.8%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 860-1060

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Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin

Acceptance rate: 56.9%

SAT 25th-75th percentile: 1180-1400

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