1. 斯坦福Stanford - 5.05% 录取率Acceptance Rate
Many college hopefuls wish to get into this highly prestigious school, as seen in the record 42,487 applications to the Stanford Class of 2019. Stanford’s acceptance rate reached an all-time low after it sent out 2,144 offers out of 42,487 applications. This 5.05% acceptance rate is slightly down from last year’s number of 5.07%. Of the 2,144 accepted applicants, 742 were early action.
2. 哈佛Harvard - 5.33% Acceptance Rate
Harvard has been the hardest Ivy to get into for years, and it remains competitive with its lowest acceptance rate ever of 5.33% (down from last year’s rate of 5.9%). Harvard offered admission to 1,990 of the 37,305 applications it received for the Class of 2019, with 977 of those being admitted by applying early action. The record high number of applications was an 8.8% increase from last year. More students are also applying early action to Harvard, with a reported 26% increase in this year’s admission cycle for a total of 5,919 applicants.
3. 哥伦比亚Columbia - 6.15% Acceptance Rate
After the largest applicant pool in school history, Columbia offered admission to 2,228 of the 36,250 that applied to the Class of 2019. Columbia is the 2nd most selective Ivy, just edging out Yale with a 6.15% admission rate (down from the 6.9% rate seen last year).
4. 耶鲁Yale - 6.49% Acceptance Rate
Yale’s acceptance rate has remained in the 6 percent range for the past four years. For the Class of 2019, 1,962 of the 30,237 applicants were accepted for a rate of 6.49% (slightly up from last year’s 6.3% rate). There is hope, however, for future applicants. Yale's Dean of Undergraduate Admissions expressed that Yale will be able to admit a larger incoming class beginning in 2017, when the school opens two new residential colleges to make room for more students.
5. 普林斯顿Princeton - 6.99% Acceptance Rate
Home to one of the nation's most beautiful college campuses, Princeton reached an all-time low acceptance rate with the Class of 2019 by accepting 1,908 of the 27,290 applications they received. The 6.99% acceptance rate is down from last year’s rate of 7.3%. Of the 1,908 offers, 767 were from early admission in December.
6. 芝加哥University of Chicago - 7.83% Acceptance Rate
The University of Chicago has grown increasingly popular over the years, as applications have tripled since 2006. While the university has not released official statistics for this year, preliminary reports have been linked to a 7.83% acceptance rate for the class of 2019 (2,365 offers out of 30,192 applications). Last year’s acceptance rate was 8.4%.
7. 麻省理工MIT - 8.01% Acceptance Rate
For the first time in ten years, MIT’s acceptance rate increased after 1,467 of 18,306 applicants were offered admission to the Class of 2019. MIT is back up to 8 percent after dropping down to 7.7% last year. Of the 1,467 receiving offers, 625 (42.6%) were early action admits.
8. 加州理工Caltech - 8.1% Acceptance Rate (Class of 2018)
While admission numbers for the Class of 2019 have yet to be released, Caltech’s acceptance rate has hovered slightly above 8% for the past two years.
9 布朗Brown - 8.49% Acceptance Rate
Yet another school coming in with an all-time low acceptance rate, Brown offered admission to 2,580 of the 30,397 that applied. With its 2nd largest applicant pool in school history, Brown has an 8.49% acceptance rate for the Class of 2019.
10. 波莫纳Pomona - 9.76% Acceptance Rate
Pomona has its most selective class ever after receiving a record number of applications for the Class of 2019. The college accepted 790 of the 8,091 first-year applications they received. Median test scores for the admitted class include a 740 for critical reading, 740 for math and 740 for writing, along with a median ACT of 33. Pomona had a 12.1% acceptance rate last year.
11. 克莱蒙特·麦肯纳Claremont McKenna - 9.76% Acceptance Rate
Claremont McKenna drops below ten percent after offering admission to 698 of 7,152 applications for the Class of 2019.
12. 宾大Penn - 9.92% Acceptance Rate
Penn's acceptance rate remains nearly the same, just below 10% for the 2nd consecutive year, after accepting 3,697 of the 37,267 that applied to the Class of 2019. Of those accepted, 1316 were from early decision. Penn attracts a diverse group of applicants, as 15% of the class is international from 84 countries around the world.
13. 达特茅斯Dartmouth - 10.34% Acceptance Rate
Dartmouth’s acceptance rate sits at 10.34% after 2,120 of the 20,504 applicants were granted admission to the Class of 2019 (down from last year’s 11.5%). The incoming class has a mean SAT score of 2216 and mean ACT score of 32.8, with 94.9% graduating in the top 10 percent of their class.
14. 范德比尔特Vanderbilt - 11% Acceptance Rate
Vanderbilt’s applicant pool has expanded considerably over the years, as it is now five times more selective than it was 15 years ago. Back in 2000, Vanderbilt University admitted more than half of those that applied for undergraduate admission. Reaching an all-time low, Vanderbilt has an 11% acceptance rate for the Class of 2019. For regular decision, 2,648 students were admitted out of 27,822 applications.
15. 杜克Duke - 11.35% Acceptance Rate
Overall, Duke sent out 3,534 admission offers out of the 31,150 that applied for the Class of 2019. A record-high 48 percent of the class is composed of early decision applicants, after 815 students were admitted back in December.
Hardest to get into – 2nd Tier
The following schools have an acceptance rate of roughly 12-17 percent:
College of the Ozarks