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Acceptance rates at the most selective US colleges

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…

Yes, you can get into college.

Maybe you haven’t heard the good news: most colleges accept most students.

That’s right.

A majority of colleges and universities in the US accept more than 50% of their applicants.

This is great news, because it means that if going to college is important to you or your family, you can definitely get in! Many of these schools are excellent places to learn, network, and start your career — and in fact, some of them might just be the perfect fit for you as a student.