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What"s the hardest college lớn get into right now?

Here"s an in-depth look atNiche"s 2023 listof the hardest colleges lớn get into in America.

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Niche, which runs a ranking and đánh giá website, used several criteria, including acceptance rates, standardized test scores & other factors. (As a result, some colleges in this danh mục have the same acceptance rate but different overall rankings.)

Not surprisingly, all eight Ivy League schools made the list — but some other colleges on the các mục are tougher khổng lồ get into than Ivy League schools, according to lớn Niche"s data.

Here is a look at Niche"s 50 toughest colleges to lớn get into & the competitive acceptance rates that make them so prestigious.


50. Carleton College

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Ranked as Minnesota"s No. 1 best college for 2023, Carleton College has a 21% acceptance rate.

It also has no application fee. ACT and SAT scores are considered but not required.


49. Georgia Institute of Technology

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The acceptance rate at Georgia Institute of technology is also 21%, but it ranks slightly higher because of kiểm tra scores và other factors.

The Atlanta-based school, often referred lớn as Georgia Tech,ranks No. 3on Niche"s menu of top public universities in America, and No. 6 on the list of the best colleges for computer science.


48. Wellesley College

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Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, has a 20% acceptance rate.

It is ranked as Niche"s No. 2best women"s college in America.

Applicants are not required khổng lồ take the SATs or ACTs, but those scores are considered.


47. Northeastern University

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Northeastern University, located in the Boston area, has an acceptance rate of 20%.

For 2023, it was ranked by Niche as the No. 6 best college for criminal justice in America. It is also ranked by the company as the seventh best big college in the country.


46. Grinnell College

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A newcomer to lớn the list, Grinnell has a 19% acceptance rate.

The Grinnell, Iowa, based college has no application feeand ranks high on Niche"s các mục of best small colleges in the country. It also earned a high ranking from Niche as one of the best liberal arts colleges in America.


45. Emory University

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Emory, in Atlanta, has an acceptance rate of 19%.

It is ranked by Niche as No. 3 for best nursing colleges in 2023 và No. 9 for the best college lớn pursue chemistry. It also ranks among thecolleges with the best professors in the country.


44. Hamilton College

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Hamilton College is in Clinton, N.Y., and has a 18% acceptance rate.

Some of the college"s most popular majors include economics, mathematics, political science and government.


43. Pitzer College

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The acceptance rate at Pitzer College, in California, is 17%.

A high school GPA is required for consideration, but neither SAT nor ACT scores are required or recommended.


42. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science và Art

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The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York, has a 18% acceptance rate.

It specializes in art và architecture & was ranked as Niche"sNo. 9 best college for art in the country this year.


41. University of California, Berkeley

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The University of California, Berkeley, has a 17% acceptance rate.

It isranked No. 10 by Niche for the best college for architecture and the best big college in the country.

ACT and SAT scores are considered, but not required.


40. Haverford College

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The acceptance rate at Haverford College in Pennsylvania is 18%.

Niche ranked it 14 of 969 for best small colleges in America.

Both SAT & ACT scores are considered but not required.


39. University of Notre Dame

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Notre Dame has a 19% acceptance rate.

Niche ranks the Indiana university as the No. 2Catholic college in the country for 2023.

It earned very high ratings from Niche for academics, value, diversity, campus, athletics and buổi tiệc ngọt scene.


38. University of Southern California

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The University of Southern California has an 16% acceptance rate.

This year, Niche ranked the Los Angeles school No. 1 in America for film & photography.

It also ranked No. 1 for colleges with the best student life.


37. Georgetown University

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Georgetown University has a 17% acceptance rate.

Niche rates the Washington, D.C., based school highly for academics, diversity, value and its các buổi party scene.


36. Harvey Mudd College

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Harvey Mudd College, in Claremont, California, has a 18% acceptance rate.

The college is ranked by Niche as the No. 1 best liberal arts college in America. It is also No. 2 on the lists of best value colleges in America and best small colleges in America.


35. Bates College

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Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, has a 14% acceptance rate.

SAT scores are neither required nor recommended for applicants.


34. United States Air Force Academy

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United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has a 13% acceptance rate.

The school is very selective and focuses on preparing cadets to lớn serve the country in the United States Air Force & United States Space Force.


33. Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University has a 17% acceptance rate.

For 2023, Niche ranked the Pittsburgh institution No. 1 among thebest colleges for information technology studies in America.


32. University of California, Los Angeles

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The acceptance rate at UCLA is 14%.

For 2023, Niche ranks its campus andfood options as No. 1out of all American colleges.


31. Tufts University

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Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts, has a 16% acceptance rate.

Niche gives the school high marks for academics, diversity and value.


30. Colorado College

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Colorado College, a small liberal arts school in Colorado Springs, has an acceptance rate of 14%.

It has no application fee.


29. Barnard College

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Barnard College, in thành phố new york City, has a 14% acceptance rate.

It"s the No. 1 women"s college in the U.S., according khổng lồ Niche.


28. Washington University in St. Louis

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Washington University in St. Louis has a 16% acceptance rate.

It"s routinely named by Niche as having one of thebest college campuses. This year, it"s listed as No. 2 on the menu of best college campuses.


27. Williams College

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Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has a 15% acceptance rate.

The institution"s overall grade from Niche in the value, diversity and academics categories is an A+.


26. Claremont McKenna College

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Claremont McKenna College, in Claremont, California, has a 13% acceptance rate.

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The private liberal arts college"s curriculum focuses on international relations, public affairs, government, economics & finance.


25. Tulane University

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Located in New Orleans, Tulane has an acceptance rate of 11%.

Niche ranked it as the No. 2 top buổi tiệc nhỏ school in the nation for 2023.


24. United States Military Academy at West Point

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The acceptance rate at the United States Military Academy at West Point, in New York, is 9%.

It ranks as America"s No. 1 college in America with no application fee for 2023, according to Niche.


23. United States Naval Academy

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The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, has a 9% acceptance rate.

Applicants here also usually apply lớn the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy at West Point, và the United States Coast Guard Academy.


22. Colby College

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Colby College, in Waterville, Maine, has a 10% acceptance rate.

It has earned a reputation for being one of the country"s leading liberal arts colleges.


21. Amherst College

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Amherst College, in Amherst, Massachusetts, has a 12% acceptance rate.

It"s amongthe most diverse colleges in the country, according lớn Niche.


20. Cornell University

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Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y., has an 11% acceptance rate, according to lớn its latest reported data.

It"s named by Niche as the No.1 best college for agricultural sciences in the United States.


19. Vanderbilt University

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Nashville"s Vanderbilt University has a 12% acceptance rate.

It"s ranked by Niche as the No. 1 college in the country to lớn study education.


18. Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University, based in Baltimore, Maryland, has an 11% acceptance rate.

It ranks No. 1 by Niche as the best college for public healthand is hailed for its STEM programs.


17. Bowdoin College

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Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine, has a 9% acceptance rate.

Niche has named it the fourth best college for liberal arts nationwide.


16. Swarthmore College

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Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania has a 9% acceptance rate.

The small institution is known for its biology, economics and information science programs.


15. Rice University

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Rice University has a 11% acceptance rate.

Niche has ranked the Houston school the No. 1 college for physical therapyand has labeled itNo. 1 in sports management for the upcoming school year.


14. Pomona College

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Pomona College in Claremont, California, has a 9% acceptance rate.

It"s named by Niche as the second best liberal arts college in the country for 2023.


13. Dartmouth College

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Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, has a 9% acceptance rate.

The Ivy League institution is known for its rigorous academics.


12. Northwestern University

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Northwestern University has a 9% acceptance rate.

The Evanston, Illinois, university is the No. 1 college in America for communications, according toNiche.


11. University of Pennsylvania

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The University of Pennsylvania has a 9% acceptance rate.

The Philadelphia school was ranked by Niche as the best college for businessfor 2023.


10. Brown University

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Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, has an 8% acceptance rate.

For 2023, the Ivy League collegeranks No. 2in best colleges for English studies và is widely known for its global studies program.


9. Duke University

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Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, has an 8% acceptance rate.

Duke is known for its high-quality athletics programs and its public policy education. For 2023, it earned the title of No. 1 college for public policy in the United States from Niche.


8. Columbia University

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New York City"s Columbia University has a 7% acceptance rate.

The Ivy League school is widely known for being trang chủ to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. It is one of the best journalism graduate schools in the country.

For 2023, Niche ranked Columbia University No. 1 in the các mục of best colleges for English.


7. University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago has a 7% acceptance rate.

It ranks No. 5 on Niche"s danh sách of best colleges in the country for economics.


6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has a 7% acceptance rate.

For 2023, it ranks as Niche"s No. 1 college in the United States for engineering. Mathematics, Computer Science và Mechanical Engineering are some of the most popular majors at the institution.


5. Yale University

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Known for its prominent law school, Yale University has a 7% acceptance rate.

For the second consecutive year, Niche has ranked its professors as the best in America. The school"s history program is also ranked at No. 1 again.


4. California Institute of Technology

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With its reputation for developing some of the most esteemed engineers in the country, Cal Tech, in Pasadena, California, has a 7% acceptance rate.

Niche ranks Cal Tech as the best college for physics nationwide for 2023.


3. Princeton University

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Princeton University has a 6% acceptance rate.

Prominent graduates of the New Jersey university include former first lady Michelle Obama, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos và some U.S. Supreme Court justices. The school ranks highly for itschemistryandpublic policyprograms.


2. Stanford University

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Stanford University has a 5% acceptance rate.

The Stanford, California, college was also named by Niche as the No. 2 school for the best academicsin 2023.

Additionally, the school ranks high on the danh sách of best value colleges in the country.


1. Harvard University

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Harvard University tops the list with its 5% acceptance rate.

The Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ivy League university has earned a reputation for developing world leaders.

According to Niche, it is the No. 1 college forbiologyin America and also among the highest rated forpsychologyandbest academics.


First published on January 19, 2018 / 2:43 PM



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