Ranked: The hardest colleges to get into in America
Did you make the cut?
New college ranking info reveals just how hard it is to get into your college – just before the class of 2021 hear about admission results.
No surprises as Harvard, Columbia and Stanford are in the top three – only seven percent of their applicants are admitted. Making up the rest of the top 10 are Princeton, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Penn, UChicago and Duke, which comes in around the 14 percent mark.
With data from College Simply, we’ve included each Tab college all the way down to CU-Boulder, Iowa State and Arizona State, which has an 89 percent acceptance rate.
It’s worth pointing out low acceptance rates does not necessarily mean high academic standards. Analysts at College Simply say: “Schools with less rigorous standardized test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have the capacity to potentially enroll.”
Check out where your college stands below – percentages are the acceptance rate.