These Are the Hardest Colleges to Get Into in 2019

Six of the 25 most competitive colleges in the country are in California, including two of the top 10, according to new rankings from community research website Niche.

The website recently compiled a list of the most difficult colleges to get into based on acceptance rates. It also took into account the average SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted.

According to Niche these are the 10 most selective colleges in the United States right now:

1. Harvard University in Cambridge, MA

2. Stanford University in Stanford, CA*

3. California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA*

4. Yale University in New Haven, CT

5. Princeton University in Princeton, NJ

6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA

7. University of Chicago in Chicago, IL

8. Columbia University in New York, NY

9. Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN

10. University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

Stanford had an acceptance rate of 5%, while the California Institute of Technology’s was 8%.

Other California colleges in the top 25 include Pomona College in Claremont (#15); Harvey Mudd College in Claremont (#16); Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute in San Francisco (#17); and Claremont McKenna College in Claremont (#19).

See full rankings and methodology here



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