Most Selective Boarding Schools

Among "All-Girls Schools", view the boarding schools with the lowest acceptance rates (2022-23).
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: 36% 90% Avg. Acceptance Rate: 60%

Lowest Acceptance Rates

Among All-Girls Schools (out of 14 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
Boarding School
Acceptance Rate
Grades
Location
Rank: #11
Emma Willard School
Emma Willard School Photo
All-Girls
(9)
Acceptance Rate: 35%-40%
Grades: 9-12, PG
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 833-1320
Rank: #2-32.-3
Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School Photo
All-Girls
(5)
Acceptance Rate: 40%-45%
Grades: 9-12
60 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 409-3530
Rank: #2-32.-3
Oldfields School
Oldfields School Photo - Oldfields School`s Mission is to embrace each student`s authentic self, educate through collaboration, empower the individual voice, and inspire confidence and continual growth, leading to a life of purpose.
All-Girls
(12)
Acceptance Rate: 40%-45%
Grades: 8-12
1500 Glencoe Road
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
(443) 662-1050
Rank: #44
The Ethel Walker School
The Ethel Walker School Photo - Beaver Brook Building - This building houses many of our academic classes as well as administrative offices, meeting spaces, art rooms, and our computer lab.
All-Girls
Acceptance Rate: 45%-50%
Grades: 7-12, PG  | 6-12, PG (day)
230 Bushy Hill Road
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 408-4200
Rank: #5-75.-7
Grier School
Grier School Photo
All-Girls
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 50%-55%
Grades: 7-12, PG
2522 Grier School Road
Tyrone, PA 16686
(814) 684-3000
Rank: #5-75.-7
The Madeira School
The Madeira School Photo - Capitol Hill internships in the offices of senators and representatives are a hallmark of the junior year at Madeira
All-Girls
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 50%-55%
Grades: 9-12, PG
8328 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 556-8273
Rank: #5-75.-7
St. Timothy's School
St. Timothy's School Photo - Completed in 2012, Dixon Hall is our state-of-the-art academic building. The technology-rich facility features the Taft Lecture Hall, the Coleman World Languages and Cultures Center, and a Center for Learning and Teaching.
All-Girls (Episcopal)
(2)
Acceptance Rate: 50%-55%
Grades: 9-12, PG
8400 Greenspring Avenue
Stevenson, MD 21153
(410) 486-7401
Rank: #88
Dana Hall School
Dana Hall School Photo - The Dana Hall Dragons are ready to roar.
All-Girls
(6)
Acceptance Rate: 55%-60%
Grades: 9-12  | 5-12 (day)
45 Dana Road
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 489-1331
Rank: #99
Westover School
Westover School Photo
All-Girls
(12)
Acceptance Rate: 60%-70%
Grades: 9-12
1237 Whittemore Rd.
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 577-4521
Rank: #10-1410.-14
Academy of the Holy Family
Academy of the Holy Family Photo - Thanksgiving Dinner
All-Girls (Catholic)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 9-12
54 W. Main Street Box 691
Baltic, CT 06330
(860) 822-6279
Rank: #10-1410.-14
Buffalo Seminary
Buffalo Seminary Photo - Our oldest tradition may be forward thinking but we are anchored in many other traditions too. Roses and white dresses for commencement. Our Social & Academic Honor Code. Morning Meeting to start the day. ..
All-Girls
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 9-12, PG
205 Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 885-6780
Rank: #10-1410.-14
Life Quest Girls Academy
Life Quest Girls Academy Photo - Located in beautiful Southern Utah, our campus is the perfect way to study, grow, and play.
All-Girls
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 6-12, PG
69 East 100 South
Parowan, UT 84761
(435) 393-9065
Rank: #10-1410.-14
Linden Hall
Linden Hall Photo
All-Girls
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 6-12, PG
212 E Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543
(717) 626-8512
Rank: #10-1410.-14
Saint Mary's School
Saint Mary's School Photo - Established in 1842, Saint Mary's School is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12 in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the fourth oldest girls' boarding/day school in the United States. At Saint Mary's, we prepare girls for college and life.
All-Girls (Episcopal)
(1)
Acceptance Rate: >70%
Grades: 9-12
900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 424-4100

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