Emory University is the most difficult school to get into in Georgia, according to the 2016 Niche.com rankings.
Photo: Clockwise from top left: Keith Hadley/AJC, Jason Getz/AJC, Kimberly Smith/AJC and Hyosub Shin/AJC
Photo: Clockwise from top left: Keith Hadley/AJC, Jason Getz/AJC, Kimberly Smith/AJC and Hyosub Shin/AJC

What's the hardest college to get into in Georgia?

Academic review website Niche.com released a new rankings list — based on acceptance rates and SAT and ACT scores reported to the United States Department of Education — of America's hardest colleges to get into.

After filtering the list by state, we found that Georgia's most difficult school to get into is Emory University with an acceptance rate of 26.3 percent.

According to Niche.com, the 25th percentile of Emory students has an average SAT score of 1920 and an average ACT score of 29. The 75th percentile has an average SAT score of 2200 and an average ACT score of 32.

Emory also ranks at No. 48 on Niche.com's complete list of 1,349 hardest colleges to get into.

Here are the hardest schools to get into in each state:

Alabama: Spring Hill College
Arizona: Arizona Christian University
Arkansas: University of Arkansas
California: California Institute of Technology
Colorado: United States Air Force Academy
Connecticut: Yale University
District of Columbia (D.C.): Georgetown University
Florida: University of Miami
Georgia: Emory University
Hawaii: Brigham Young University at Hawaii
Idaho: Northwest Nazarene University
Illinois: University of Chicago
Indiana: University of Notre Dame
Iowa: Grinnell College
Kansas: Newman University
Kentucky: Berea College
Louisiana: Tulane University
Maine: Bowdoin College
Maryland: Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts: Harvard University
Michigan: University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Minnesota: Carleton College
Mississippi: Millsaps College
Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis
Montana: Carroll College
Nebraska: Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
New Hampshire: Dartmouth College
New Jersey: Princeton University
New Mexico: New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
New York: Columbia University
North Carolina: Duke University
North Dakota: Minot State University
Ohio: Oberlin College
Oklahoma: University of Tulsa
Oregon: Reed College
Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania
Rhode Island: Brown University
South Carolina: Clemson University
South Dakota: Augustana College
Tennessee: Vanderbilt University
Texas: Rice University
Utah: Brigham Young University
Vermont: Middlebury College
Virginia: Washington & Lee University
Washington: Whitman College
West Virginia: Ohio Valley University
Wisconsin: Marquetta University

Note: Alaska, Delaware, Nevada and Wyoming do not have enough reported data, according to Niche.com.

See the full rankings list of America's hardest schools to get into.

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