25 Tightest Colleges To Get In

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#1. Stanford University Acceptance Rate: 4%

Stanford University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Stanford, CA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Stanford University is $51,354. The school has a total enrollment of 17,534 and student to faculty ratio is 8.33% (12 to 1).
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#2. Harvard University Acceptance Rate: 5%

Harvard University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Cambridge, MA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Harvard University is $50,420. The school has a total enrollment of 31,120 and student to faculty ratio is 14.29% (7 to 1).
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#3. Princeton University Acceptance Rate: 5%

Princeton University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Princeton, NJ. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2019 tuition & fees at Princeton University is $50,340. The school has a total enrollment of 8,273 and student to faculty ratio is 20.00% (5 to 1).
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#4. Yale University Acceptance Rate: 6%

Yale University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in New Haven, CT. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Yale University is $53,430. The school has a total enrollment of 12,974 and student to faculty ratio is 16.67% (6 to 1).
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#5. Columbia University in the City of New York Acceptance Rate: 6%

Columbia University in the City of New York is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in New York, NY. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Columbia University in the City of New York is $59,430. The school has a total enrollment of 30,454 and student to faculty ratio is 16.67% (6 to 1).
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#6. California Institute of Technology Acceptance Rate: 7%

California Institute of Technology is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Pasadena, CA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2019 tuition & fees at California Institute of Technology is $52,362. The school has a total enrollment of 2,238 and student to faculty ratio is 33.33% (3 to 1).
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#7. University of Chicago Acceptance Rate: 7%

University of Chicago is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Chicago, IL. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at University of Chicago is $58,230. The school has a total enrollment of 16,227 and student to faculty ratio is 20.00% (5 to 1).
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#8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Acceptance Rate: 7%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Cambridge, MA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2019 tuition & fees at Massachusetts Institute of Technology is $49,892. The school has a total enrollment of 11,466 and student to faculty ratio is 33.33% (3 to 1).
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#9. Pomona College Acceptance Rate: 8%

Pomona College is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Claremont, CA. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The 2019 tuition & fees at Pomona College is $52,780. The school has a total enrollment of 1,599 and student to faculty ratio is 14.29% (7 to 1).
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#10. Northwestern University Acceptance Rate: 8%

Northwestern University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Evanston, IL. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Northwestern University is $54,568. The school has a total enrollment of 22,008 and student to faculty ratio is 16.67% (6 to 1).
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#11. University of Pennsylvania Acceptance Rate: 8%

University of Pennsylvania is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Philadelphia, PA. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at University of Pennsylvania is $55,584. The school has a total enrollment of 25,367 and student to faculty ratio is 16.67% (6 to 1).
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#12. Brown University Acceptance Rate: 8%

Brown University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Providence, RI. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Brown University is $55,466. The school has a total enrollment of 10,095 and student to faculty ratio is 14.29% (7 to 1).
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#13. Claremont McKenna College Acceptance Rate: 9%

Claremont McKenna College is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Claremont, CA. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2019 tuition & fees at Claremont McKenna College is $54,405. The school has a total enrollment of 1,345 and student to faculty ratio is 12.50% (8 to 1).
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#14. United States Naval Academy Acceptance Rate: 9%

United States Naval Academy is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Annapolis, MD. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The school has a total enrollment of 4,495 and student to faculty ratio is 12.50% (8 to 1).
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#15. Dartmouth College Acceptance Rate: 9%

Dartmouth College is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Hanover, NH. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Dartmouth College is $55,453. The school has a total enrollment of 6,509 and student to faculty ratio is 14.29% (7 to 1).
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#16. Duke University Acceptance Rate: 9%

Duke University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Durham, NC. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Duke University is $55,695. The school has a total enrollment of 16,130 and student to faculty ratio is 14.29% (7 to 1).
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#17. Swarthmore College Acceptance Rate: 9%

Swarthmore College is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Swarthmore, PA. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The 2019 tuition & fees at Swarthmore College is $52,588. The school has a total enrollment of 1,577 and student to faculty ratio is 12.50% (8 to 1).
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#18. Bowdoin College Acceptance Rate: 10%

Bowdoin College is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Brunswick, ME. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The 2019 tuition & fees at Bowdoin College is $53,922. The school has a total enrollment of 1,816 and student to faculty ratio is 11.11% (9 to 1).
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#19. Vanderbilt University Acceptance Rate: 10%

Vanderbilt University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Nashville, TN. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Vanderbilt University is $49,816. The school has a total enrollment of 12,592 and student to faculty ratio is 14.29% (7 to 1).
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#20. United States Air Force Academy Acceptance Rate: 11%

United States Air Force Academy is a Public, 4 or more years school located in USAF Academy, CO. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The school has a total enrollment of 4,276 and student to faculty ratio is 12.50% (8 to 1).
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#21. Johns Hopkins University Acceptance Rate: 11%

Johns Hopkins University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Baltimore, MD. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Johns Hopkins University is $53,740. The school has a total enrollment of 25,151 and student to faculty ratio is 14.29% (7 to 1).
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#22. Cornell University Acceptance Rate: 11%

Cornell University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Ithaca, NY. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2019 tuition & fees at Cornell University is $55,188. The school has a total enrollment of 23,016 and student to faculty ratio is 11.11% (9 to 1).
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#23. United States Military Academy Acceptance Rate: 11%

United States Military Academy is a Public, 4 or more years school located in West Point, NY. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The school has a total enrollment of 4,491 and student to faculty ratio is 14.29% (7 to 1).
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#24. Rice University Acceptance Rate: 11%

Rice University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Houston, TX. It is classified as Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2019 tuition & fees at Rice University is $47,350. The school has a total enrollment of 7,022 and student to faculty ratio is 16.67% (6 to 1).
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#25. Pitzer College Acceptance Rate: 13%

Pitzer College is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Claremont, CA. It is classified as Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Bachelor's degree. The 2019 tuition & fees at Pitzer College is $54,056. The school has a total enrollment of 1,074 and student to faculty ratio is 9.09% (11 to 1).