In the fall of 2019, public doctoral universities saw the most applicants. Private nonprofit doctoral institutions had the lowest overall acceptance rates, with all of the top 15 most-selective colleges showing an acceptance rate of less than 10 percent. Those colleges also had the highest admitted-to-enrolled ratio among private institutions, suggesting they were top choices for students applying to many colleges and universities. Public baccalaureate and associate colleges often have open-admissions policies. The few on this list are exceptions to that rule.