Tightest Colleges To Admit

RankCollege NameApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateYieldTuition & FeesStudent PopulationSAT Score
1Minerva University
San Francisco, CA
25,0262561861.0%72.7%$16,450468-
9California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
13,0265102703.9%52.9%$58,6802,240-
2Stanford University
Stanford, CA
55,4712,1901,7573.9%80.2%$56,16915,9531,520
4Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
57,7862,3181,9514.0%84.2%$55,58730,3911,530
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
33,2401,3651,1774.1%86.2%$55,87811,254-
6Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
61,1102,5241,6414.1%65.0%$63,53030,1351,520
3Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
37,6011,6471,2904.4%78.3%$56,0107,8531,515
8Yale University
New Haven, CT
47,2402,5091,7865.3%71.2%$59,95012,0601,530
12Brown University
Providence, RI
46,5682,5681,7055.5%66.4%$62,3049,9481,515
7University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
56,3323,3042,4185.9%73.2%$61,71026,5521,525
10Duke University
Durham, NC
49,7032,9271,7445.9%59.6%$60,24416,1721,513
13Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
28,3561,7501,2216.2%69.8%$60,8706,2921,500
5University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
37,9742,4602,0536.5%83.5%$62,24117,8341,545
16Pomona College
Claremont, CA
11,6207714516.6%58.5%$56,6861,4751,520
11Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
47,6363,3212,0867.0%62.8%$60,76822,6031,520
15Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
47,1523,3681,6267.1%48.3%$56,96613,5371,525
23Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
39,5152,9721,4207.5%47.8%$58,72028,890-
20Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
13,0121,0134547.8%44.8%$56,0561,4371,495
54United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
16,2651,3741,1838.4%86.1%-4,5941,310
17Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
67,3805,8523,7188.7%63.5%$61,01523,6201,505
22Amherst College
Amherst, MA
13,9991,2245158.7%42.1%$61,1501,7451,460
38Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
9,3258225178.8%62.9%$58,3221,777-
30Williams College
Williamstown, MA
12,4521,0995748.8%52.2%$59,6601,987-
37Colby College
Waterville, ME
15,8571,4076678.9%47.4%$61,2202,1551,465
14Rice University
Houston, TX
29,5442,8021,2269.5%43.8%$52,8957,6431,530
36Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
45,5254,3852,0279.6%46.2%$60,81413,9271,435
39Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
10,5131,10847110.5%42.5%$58,6481,4931,450
70United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
13,9551,4881,20110.7%80.7%-4,5361,320
56University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
139,48915,0286,58410.8%43.8%$43,01244,589-
28Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
5,63263335811.2%56.6%$58,1111,2641,475
32Tufts University
Medford, MA
31,1983,5661,80011.4%50.5%$63,00012,2191,495
24Barnard College
New York, NY
10,3951,19276911.5%64.5%$59,6872,7441,488
26Georgetown University
Washington, DC
27,6293,3111,58512.0%47.9%$59,95719,3711,480
72United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO
11,6871,4531,09112.4%75.1%-4,3071,349
27University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
71,0318,8843,66812.5%41.3%$61,50346,2871,475
25New York University
New York, NY
95,51712,3806,09713.0%49.2%$56,50052,7751,510
21Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO
33,6344,3731,98013.0%45.3%$58,86615,4491,530
33Emory University
Atlanta, GA
33,4354,3641,49413.1%34.2%$55,46813,9971,480
34Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
11,9061,60168013.4%42.5%$59,7702,6691,455
18Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
32,8964,4531,89613.5%42.6%$58,92413,5191,520
60Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
9,3801,32053314.1%40.4%$59,9701,9021,475
83Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
10,9751,56462014.3%39.6%$62,0702,050-
59University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
112,84316,2956,93114.4%42.5%$43,98042,327-
19University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
23,6423,5622,05915.1%57.8%$58,84312,8091,480
44Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
44,0487,0303,45316.0%49.1%$33,96439,7711,405
31Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
7,6631,24060616.2%48.9%$60,7522,2801,470
67Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
17,5403,01588717.2%29.4%$61,9663,0541,425
123Bates College
Lewiston, ME
7,3191,26755317.3%43.6%$59,0621,876-
35Carleton College
Northfield, MN
7,9151,38955517.5%40.0%$60,2251,9401,479
90Davidson College
Davidson, NC
6,4341,14554717.8%47.8%$55,2001,983-
50Haverford College
Haverford, PA
5,33295141117.8%43.2%$61,2101,3071,480
52Northeastern University
Boston, MA
75,24413,8294,50418.4%32.6%$57,59222,9051,490
42Boston University
Boston, MA
75,77814,1294,01118.6%28.4%$59,81632,7181,440
41Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
6,6211,24848418.8%38.8%$59,3802,1831,470
53Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
39,8467,5872,51619.0%33.2%$61,70614,9341,475
62Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
13,0672,54091019.4%35.8%$62,0493,0531,405
2Emory University-Oxford College
Oxford, GA
20,2114,00659319.8%14.8%$55,4689471,480
61Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
10,8842,19367920.1%31.0%$62,8702,4351,480
57University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
79,74316,0717,29020.2%45.4%$53,23247,907-
49University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
50,72910,3484,69020.4%45.3%$36,89130,0921,260
43University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
47,9719,9513,88920.7%39.1%$53,62625,6281,440
3American Musical and Dramatic Academy
New York, NY
9,7272,14644022.1%20.5%$42,9601,399-
84Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
15,1563,8161,41225.2%37.0%$59,7708,789-
66Villanova University
Villanova, PA
24,4106,1621,77225.2%28.8%$59,02011,0321,420
4Babson College
Wellesley, MA
7,1041,80165025.4%36.1%$54,9443,3401,405
444Denison University
Granville, OH
9,5132,68965428.3%24.3%$57,5002,2581,330
55University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
42,24512,0372,76628.5%23.0%$54,76017,8091,380
40The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
66,07718,9949,06028.7%47.7%$40,99650,4761,365
210University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA
13,9554,01587628.8%21.8%$58,5704,056-
228University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
107,95031,1106,48928.8%20.9%$43,52936,303-
164University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
105,64130,8244,90029.2%15.9%$44,17126,179-
112Smith College
Northampton, MA
6,0641,81467629.9%37.3%$56,1142,5041,450
46University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
51,20715,4316,78730.1%44.0%$28,65953,3721,385
78Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
33,23210,0491,60630.2%16.0%$54,53211,4651,470
177Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
11,1763,41971930.6%21.0%$58,1282,5821,355
133Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
9,0462,82860131.3%21.3%$60,5182,0491,428
205California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
54,57018,0084,88433.0%27.1%$28,10522,440-
280Trinity University
San Antonio, TX
9,6263,24666333.7%20.4%$47,3922,6771,374
370Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
8,5972,94055134.2%18.7%$22,6142,7471,025
174University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
118,38640,4937,54434.2%18.6%$44,45439,576-
91Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
10,5973,63986434.3%23.7%$60,2402,6581,399
115Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
11,2633,8861,02734.5%26.4%$59,8023,7261,373
651Howard University
Washington, DC
29,39610,3622,76835.2%26.7%$28,91610,8591,185
595Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, FL
8,7173,0761,12935.3%36.7%$17,7259,1841,080
231University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
48,92917,7977,09036.4%39.8%$22,46771,8811,260
80William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
17,4756,3861,68436.5%26.4%$47,0388,9391,440
111Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
7,6012,77850836.5%18.3%$63,3101,6151,420
108Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
65,23524,1837,61937.1%31.5%$18,78643,5691,260
638Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
7,7202,89851037.5%17.6%$63,4062,254-
161Trinity College
Hartford, CT
5,6032,11552337.7%24.7%$61,3702,2411,407
358San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
67,66025,6465,26937.9%20.5%$20,01636,334-
234Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
6,4952,48453538.2%21.5%$58,4261,8391,415
81Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
9,7963,83494339.1%24.6%$60,0065,4401,450
85University of Georgia
Athens, GA
39,22915,6855,81940.0%37.1%$31,10839,1471,360
64University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
19,5437,9241,62340.5%20.5%$59,37811,7411,445
313Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA
5,2402,13343840.7%20.5%$18,82010,4831,095
141Lafayette College
Easton, PA
8,2623,36678240.7%23.2%$57,1142,5141,380
101Connecticut College
New London, CT
7,6823,14649241.0%15.6%$60,7951,7371,405
94College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
6,4982,78682142.9%29.5%$56,5402,9701,330
698Reed College
Portland, OR
7,0103,07150243.8%16.3%$62,7301,385-