Tightest Colleges To Admit

RankCollege NameApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateYieldTuition & FeesStudent PopulationSAT Score
1Minerva University
Claremont, CA
25,0262501831.0%73.2%$16,450468-
2Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
57,7862,3111,9424.0%84.0%$55,58730,3911,530
3Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
61,1102,4441,5894.0%65.0%$63,53030,1351,520
4California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
13,0265212764.0%53.0%$58,6802,2401,555
5Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
37,6011,5041,1734.0%78.0%$56,0107,8531,515
6Stanford University
Stanford, CA
55,4712,2191,7754.0%80.0%$56,16915,9531,520
7Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
33,2401,3301,1434.0%85.9%$55,87811,2541,545
8Yale University
New Haven, CT
47,2402,3621,6775.0%71.0%$59,95012,0601,530
9Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
28,3561,7011,1916.0%70.0%$60,8706,2921,500
10University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
37,9742,2781,8916.0%83.0%$62,24117,8341,545
11Duke University
Durham, NC
49,7032,9821,7896.0%60.0%$60,24416,1721,513
12Brown University
Providence, RI
46,5682,7941,8446.0%66.0%$62,3049,9481,515
13University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
56,3323,3802,4676.0%73.0%$61,71026,5521,525
14Pomona College
Claremont, CA
11,6208134727.0%58.1%$56,6861,4751,520
15Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
47,1523,3011,5847.0%48.0%$56,96613,5371,525
16Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
47,6363,3352,1017.0%63.0%$60,76822,6031,520
17United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
16,2651,3011,1198.0%86.0%-4,5941,310
18Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
39,5153,1611,5178.0%48.0%$58,72028,8901,515
19Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
13,0121,0414688.0%45.0%$56,0561,4371,495
20Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
9,3258395299.0%63.1%$58,3221,777-
21Colby College
Waterville, ME
15,8571,4276719.0%47.0%$61,2202,1551,465
22Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
67,3806,0643,8819.0%64.0%$61,01523,6201,505
23Rice University
Houston, TX
29,5442,6591,1709.0%44.0%$52,8957,6431,530
24Amherst College
Amherst, MA
13,9991,2605299.0%42.0%$61,1501,7451,460
25Williams College
Williamstown, MA
12,4521,1215839.0%52.0%$59,6601,9871,480
26Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
45,5254,5532,09410.0%46.0%$60,81413,9271,435
27Barnard College
New York, NY
10,3951,14374311.0%65.0%$59,6872,7441,488
28Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
10,5131,15649711.0%43.0%$58,6481,4931,450
29United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
13,9551,5351,24311.0%81.0%-4,5361,320
30University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
139,48915,3446,75111.0%44.0%$43,01244,5891,415
31Tufts University
Medford, MA
31,1983,4321,71611.0%50.0%$63,00012,2191,495
32Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
5,63262035311.0%56.9%$58,1111,2641,475
33United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO
11,6871,4021,05212.0%75.0%-4,3071,349
34Georgetown University
Washington, DC
27,6293,3151,59112.0%48.0%$59,95719,3711,480
35Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO
33,6344,3721,96813.0%45.0%$58,86615,4491,530
36New York University
New York, NY
95,51712,4176,08413.0%49.0%$56,50052,7751,510
37University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
71,0319,2343,78613.0%41.0%$61,50346,2871,475
38Emory University
Atlanta, GA
33,4354,3471,47813.0%34.0%$55,46813,9971,480
39Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
11,9061,54865013.0%42.0%$59,7702,6691,455
40Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
9,3801,31352514.0%40.0%$59,9701,9021,475
41Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
32,8964,6051,98014.0%43.0%$58,92413,5191,520
42University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
112,84315,7986,79314.0%43.0%$43,98042,3271,420
43Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
10,9751,53761514.0%40.0%$62,0702,050-
44University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
23,6423,5462,05715.0%58.0%$58,84312,8091,480
45Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
7,6631,22660116.0%49.0%$60,7522,2801,470
46Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
44,0487,0483,45316.0%49.0%$33,96439,7711,405
47Bates College
Lewiston, ME
7,3191,24454717.0%44.0%$59,0621,876-
48Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
17,5402,98286517.0%29.0%$61,9663,0541,425
49Davidson College
Davidson, NC
6,4341,15855618.0%48.0%$55,2001,9831,380
50Northeastern University
Boston, MA
75,24413,5444,46918.0%33.0%$57,59222,9051,490
51Carleton College
Northfield, MN
7,9151,42557018.0%40.0%$60,2251,9401,479
52Haverford College
Haverford, PA
5,33296041318.0%43.0%$61,2101,3071,480
53Boston University
Boston, MA
75,77814,3984,03119.0%28.0%$59,81632,7181,440
54Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
6,6211,25849119.0%39.0%$59,3802,1831,470
55Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
39,8467,5712,49819.0%33.0%$61,70614,9341,475
56Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
13,0672,48389419.0%36.0%$62,0493,0531,405
57Emory University-Oxford College
Oxford, GA
20,2114,04260620.0%15.0%$55,4689471,480
58University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
50,72910,1464,56620.0%45.0%$36,89130,0921,260
59University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
79,74315,9497,17720.0%45.0%$53,23247,9071,430
60Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
10,8842,17767520.0%31.0%$62,8702,4351,480
61University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
47,97110,0743,92921.0%39.0%$53,62625,6281,440
62American Musical and Dramatic Academy
New York, NY
9,7272,14044922.0%21.0%$42,9601,399-
63Babson College
Wellesley, MA
7,1041,77663925.0%36.0%$54,9443,3401,405
64Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
15,1563,7891,40225.0%37.0%$59,7708,789-
65Villanova University
Villanova, PA
24,4106,1031,77025.0%29.0%$59,02011,0321,420
66University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
42,24511,8292,72128.0%23.0%$54,76017,8091,380
67Denison University
Granville, OH
9,5132,66463928.0%24.0%$57,5002,2581,330
68The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
66,07719,1629,19829.0%48.0%$40,99650,4761,365
69University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
105,64130,6364,90229.0%16.0%$44,17126,1791,345
70University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA
13,9554,04789029.0%22.0%$58,5704,0561,370
71University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
107,95031,3066,57429.0%21.0%$43,52936,3031,330
72Smith College
Northampton, MA
6,0641,81967330.0%37.0%$56,1142,5041,450
73University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
51,20715,3626,75930.0%44.0%$28,65953,3721,385
74Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
33,2329,9701,59530.0%16.0%$54,53211,4651,470
75Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN
9,0462,80458931.0%21.0%$60,5182,0491,428
76Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
11,1763,46572831.0%21.0%$58,1282,5821,355
77California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
54,57018,0084,86233.0%27.0%$28,10522,4401,315
78University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
118,38640,2517,64834.0%19.0%$44,45439,5761,375
79Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
8,5972,92355534.0%19.0%$22,6142,7471,025
80Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
10,5973,60386534.0%24.0%$60,2402,6581,399
81Trinity University
San Antonio, TX
9,6263,27365534.0%20.0%$47,3922,6771,374
82Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
11,2633,9421,02535.0%26.0%$59,8023,7261,373
83Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, FL
8,7173,0511,12935.0%37.0%$17,7259,1841,080
84Howard University
Washington, DC
29,39610,2892,77835.0%27.0%$28,91610,8591,185
85University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
48,92917,6147,04636.0%40.0%$22,46771,8811,260
86Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
7,6012,81250637.0%18.0%$63,3101,6151,420
87Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
65,23524,1377,72437.0%32.0%$18,78643,5691,260
88William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
17,4756,4661,68137.0%26.0%$47,0388,9391,440
89Trinity College
Hartford, CT
5,6032,12953238.0%25.0%$61,3702,2411,407
90Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
6,4952,46854338.0%22.0%$58,4261,8391,415
91San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
67,66025,7115,39938.0%21.0%$20,01636,3341,195
92Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
7,7202,93452838.0%18.0%$63,4062,254-
93Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
9,7963,82095539.0%25.0%$60,0065,4401,450
94University of Georgia
Athens, GA
39,22915,6925,80640.0%37.0%$31,10839,1471,360
95Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA
5,2402,14845141.0%21.0%$18,82010,4831,095
96Lafayette College
Easton, PA
8,2623,38777941.0%23.0%$57,1142,5141,380
97University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
19,5438,0131,60341.0%20.0%$59,37811,7411,445
98Connecticut College
New London, CT
7,6823,15050441.0%16.0%$60,7951,7371,405
99College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
6,4982,79481043.0%29.0%$56,5402,9701,330
100Reed College
Portland, OR
7,0103,08449444.0%16.0%$62,7301,3851,423