Most Selective Boarding Schools

Among "All-Boys Schools", view the boarding schools with the lowest acceptance rates (2024).
Acceptance rates listed below reflect the average rate of acceptance for all applicants (boarding and day applicants) in the previous year.
Keep in mind that acceptance rates may be lower or higher than the average acceptance rate depending on: what grade you are applying for, whether you are a boarding applicant or day student applicant, and the time of year you are applying.
Schools typically have the most openings for freshmen and sophomores (many schools do not accept incoming seniors), so applying for entrance into 9th or 10th grade may improve your chances of admission.
Acceptance rates between boarding applicants and day student applicants may differ (i.e., schools in certain areas may a higher ratio of day student applicants to day student openings, versus boarding applicants to boarding openings; the acceptance rate of some schools will actually be lower for day applicants and higher for boarding applicants).
Many, but not all, schools will accept applications after application deadlines, but admission generally becomes more difficult.
Acceptance Rate Range: 20% 98% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 68%

Lowest Acceptance Rates

Among All-Boys Schools (out of 24 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
Boarding School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11
The Greenwood School
The Greenwood School Photo - "Makers of Vermont" is a signature program at The Greenwood School in VT, where students learn to craft metal objects and tools in our blacksmith's forge.
All-Boys
Acceptance Rate: <25%
Grades: 6-12
14 Greenwood Lane
Putney, VT 05346
(802) 387-4545
Rank: #22
Salisbury School
Salisbury School Photo
All-Boys
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 30%-35%
Grades: 9-12, PG
251 Canaan Road
Salisbury, CT 06068
(860) 435-5732
Rank: #3-43.-4
Avon Old Farms School
Avon Old Farms School Photo - Nestled among Cotswold-inspired architecture on 860 acres in the Farmington Valley, Avon Old Farms stands as the leader in preparing boys to become men.
All-Boys
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 45%-50%
Grades: 9-12, PG
500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
(800) 464-2866
Rank: #3-43.-4
Blue Ridge School
Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
All-Boys (Episcopal)
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 45%-50%
Grades: 9-12
273 Mayo Drive
St. George, VA 22935
(434) 985-2811
Rank: #5-65.-6
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School Photo - The next-generation school for boys is here, on a campus that feels warm and welcoming and human-scaled, in an academic community that thinks ahead, looks forward, and gets transformational results.
All-Boys (Episcopal)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 50%-55%
Grades: 8-12, PG  | 7-12, PG (day)
700 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
(845) 855-4825
Rank: #5-65.-6
Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest School Photo
All-Boys
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 50%-55%
Grades: 9-12
241 Woodberry Station
Woodberry Forest, VA 22989
(888) 798-9371
Rank: #7-87.-8
Fork Union Military Academy
Fork Union Military Academy Photo - The cadets in parade formation. The first full dress parade of the year begins usually at the end of April and is on Sunday.
All-Boys (Baptist)
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 55%-60%
Grades: 7-12, PG
PO Box 278, 4744 James Madison Hwy
Fork Union, VA 23055
(434) 842-4205
Rank: #7-87.-8
McCallie School
McCallie School Photo - The College Counseling office works with our students to help them find the best college fit for them and to make sure they are best prepared for the application and the financial aid processes.
All-Boys
(3)
Acceptance Rate: 55%-60%
Grades: 9-12, PG  | 6-12, PG (day)
500 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 624-8300
Rank: #9-109.-10
Christ School
Christ School Photo
All-Boys (Episcopal)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: 60%-70%
Grades: 8-12
500 Christ School Road
Asheville, NC 28704
(828) 684-6232
Rank: #9-109.-10
Missouri Military Academy
Missouri Military Academy Photo - Established in 1889, Missouri Military Academy has transformed young men into leaders who are well-educated, prepared gentlemen of character. Our long history and distinct traditions inspire a sense of pride and duty among the young men who seek to fulfill their potential at MMA.
All-Boys
(7)
Acceptance Rate: 60%-70%
Grades: 7-12, PG
204 Grand Street
Mexico, MO 65265
(573) 581-1776
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Army and Navy Academy
Army and Navy Academy Photo
All-Boys
(4)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12
2605 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(888) 762-2338
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Bridgton Academy
Bridgton Academy Photo - Welcome to Bridgton Academy! Located in the Western Maine foothills and the heart of Maine's Lake Region, we've been preparing young men for the rigors of college and beyond since 1808. We Know PG.
All-Boys
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 12-12, PG
11 Academy Lane
North Bridgton, ME 04057
(207) 647-3322
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Camden Military Academy
Camden Military Academy Photo - A proud family!
All-Boys
(18)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12, PG
520 Hwy. 1 North
Camden, SC 29020
(803) 432-6001
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Cardigan Mountain School
Cardigan Mountain School Photo
All-Boys
(2)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 6-9
62 Alumni Drive
Canaan, NH 03741
(603) 523-3548
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Fishburne Military School
Fishburne Military School Photo
All-Boys
(7)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12
225 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
(540) 946-7706
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Hargrave Military Academy
Hargrave Military Academy Photo - Hargrave is first and foremost a college preparatory boarding school. Our objective is to develop our cadets into leaders of character prepared for lifelong success.
All-Boys (Baptist)
(6)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12, PG
200 Military Drive
Chatham, VA 24531
(800) 432-2480
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Hillside School
Hillside School Photo - Hillside School is located on 150 acres of land that is 45 minutes from Boston and 20 minutes from Worcester.
All-Boys
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 4-9
404 Robin Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
(508) 485-3483
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Marine Military Academy
Marine Military Academy Photo - Nearly all MMA graduates earn acceptance at the college level or appointment to the service academies. Many matriculate to top-tier universities throughout the United States and the world: Arizona State University; Auburn University; Babson College; Baylor University; Berklee College of Music; Boston College; California Maritime Academy; California Polytechnic State University; California State: Chico; California State: Fullerton; California State: Sacramento; Carnegie Mellon University; Chaminade University of Hawaii; Clemson University;College of the Ozarks ; Colorado School of Mines; Colorado State University; Cornell University; Daniel Webster College; DePauw University; Delta State University; Duquesne University; East Carolina University; Embry Riddle University ; Florida Atlantic University; Florida International University ; Florida State University; Great Lakes Maritime Academy; Hawaii Pacific University; Houston Baptist University; Johnson & Wales University; Incarnate Word University; Illinois Institute of Technology; Indiana University; Lehigh University; Louisiana State University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Maritime Academy; McMurray University; Michigan State University; Montana State University; Murray State University; New Mexico Institute of Technology; New Mexico State University; North Carolina State; North Georgia State College; Northern Arizona University; Northeastern University; Norwich University; Ohio State University; Oklahoma State University; Otterbein College; Penn State; Purdue University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Rice University; Rochester Institute of Technology; Sam Houston State University; San Diego State University; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; Santa Clara University; Sarah Lawrence College; Sonoma State University; Southern Methodist University; Southern New Hampshire University ; Southwestern University; St. Edward’s University; St. Louis University; St. John’s University; St. Mary’s University; Stephen F. Austin University; Swarthmore; Texas A & M University; Texas A & M at Commerce; Texas A&M at Corpus Christi; Texas A & M at Galveston; Texas A & M at Kingsville; Texas Christian University; Texas Lutheran University; Texas State University; Texas Tech University; The Citadel; Trinity University; Tulane University; United States Air Force Academy; United States Merchant Marine Academy; United States Military Academy; United States Naval Academy; University of Alabama; University of Alaska: Anchorage; University of Arizona; University of California: Davis; University of California: Northridge; University of Central Florida; University of Chicago; University of Cincinnati; University of Colorado; University of Denver; University of Georgia; University of Houston; University of Louisiana at Lafayette; University of Massachusetts: Boston; University of Miami; University of Mississippi; University of Missouri: Rolla; University of Nebraska; University of Nevada: Las Vegas; University of North Carolina: Charlotte; University of North Dakota; University of North Texas; University of Oklahoma; University of Oregon; University of Puget Sound; University of Southern California; University of St. Thomas; University of The South (Sewanee); University of Texas at Austin; University of Texas at Arlington University of Texas at Dallas; University of Texas at San Antonio; University of Tulsa; University of Washington; University of Wyoming; Villanova University; Virginia Military Institute; Virginia Tech University; Wabash College; Webster University; West Virginia University; Westminster College; Yale University; London School of Economics (UK); University of Manchester (UK)…just to name a few!
All-Boys
(1)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12, PG
320 Iwo Jima Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-6006
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Mount Michael Benedictine School
Mount Michael Benedictine School Photo
All-Boys (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 9-12
22520 Mount Michael Road
Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 238-1457
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Riverside Preparatory Academy
Riverside Preparatory Academy Photo
All-Boys
(5)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 6-12
2001 Riverside Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501
(877) 692-2338
Rank: #11-2411.-24
St. Lawrence Seminary High School
All-Boys (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 9-12
301 Church Street
Mt. Calvary, WI 53057
(920) 753-7570
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Saint Stanislaus High School
Saint Stanislaus High School Photo - We make the most of our location right on the Bay, developing unique programs, clubs, and activities for our students to enjoy. Our scuba and sailing clubs enjoy time in the water, while our environmental club focuses on care for our oceans, too.
All-Boys (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12
304 S. Beach Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
(228) 467-9057
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Subiaco Academy
Subiaco Academy Photo
All-Boys (Catholic)
(4)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12
405 North Subiaco Avenue
Subiaco, AR 72865
(479) 934-1000
Rank: #11-2411.-24
Valley Forge Military Academy
Valley Forge Military Academy Photo - VFMA offers college preparatory academics, credentialed faculty, competitive PIAA athletics, and individual attention, providing cadets with an environment focused on their academic success.
All-Boys
(2)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 7-12
1001 Eagle Road
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 989-1200

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