Acceptance rates at the most selective US colleges

Acceptance rates at the most selective US colleges

At the majority of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the US, the admissions rates have been dropping significantly year-over-year. This visualization shows the acceptance rate at the most selective schools in the US — the forty-three institutions where, in 2018, the acceptance rate was below 20%. At nearly half of these schools, the acceptance rate was below 10%, meaning that one in ten hopeful students were accepted. New York University had one of the steepest drops in admissions rates, falling from 32% in 2016 to 19% in 2018, a 40.6% decrease in just two years. The schools at the very top of the rankings have continued to become more competitive as well; in 2018, admissions at Harvard dropping below 5% for the first time. For the third consecutive year Stanford was the most selective school in the US, with an acceptance rate of 4.4%.

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Top 25 universities in the US

Top 25 universities in the US

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