5 Hardest School To Get Into In The US

Harvard has the smallest acceptance rate in the entire US. Editorial credit: Lunn / Shutterstock.com.

Getting admission to college is difficult no matter which college you choose to go to. The process involves a lot of hard work, first of all, to beat the deadline and secondly to write the best personal statement that would sell your viability to a school.

Some of the most difficult schools to get into are also the most prestigious and highly rated regarding education and extracurricular activities.

5 Hardest School To Get Into In The US

Harvard University

Founded in 1636, it is the oldest university in the U.S and one of the most esteemed universities in the world. It has an acceptance rate of 5%. The SAT score for the 25th Percentile for accepted students is 1430 while the 75th percentile is 1600. For the ACT scores, they accept 32 for the 25th percentile and a score of 35 for the 75th percentile. Students in Harvard have a choice of 45 concentrations and access a prestigious alumni network including seven presidents of the U.S. 124 Pulitzer Prize winners are also from Harvard. Commuting from the campus in Cambridge to Boston is via a 12-minute subway ride.

Stanford University

Stanford University is found in Palo Alto California. The University which is nicknamed “The Farm” provides the students with a lot of greenery and favorable weather. The university with an acceptance rate of 5% admits students with an SAT score of 1380 / 1580 for the 25th/75th percentile and an ACT score of 31 and 35 for the 25th and 75th percentile respectively. The school has a 7,000 student population who enjoy 4:1 student to faculty ratio. While the most common course is computer science, the school offers a wide range of courses from art, history and urban development courses.

Yale University

The school is located in New Haven Connecticut. With a student population of 5,400, it has an acceptance rate of 6%. Yale University admits students with an SAT score of 1420 / 1600 for the 25th / 75th percentile and an ACT score of 32 / 35 for the 25th / 75th percentile.

New students are allocated one of the 14 colleges where they will study, live and eat for the rest of their school life. History is one of Yale’s most common majors. The university boasts of the oldest college newspaper in the country, the Yale Daily News, and the United States first literary review, the Yale Literary Review.

Columbia University

This university has an acceptance rate of 7%. To be admitted to Columbia University, a student must have a SAT score of 1410 and 1590 for the 25th and 75th percentiles and an ACT score of 32 and 35 for the 25th and 75th percentiles. All students are required to take the Core Curriculum which is six courses that teach history and humanities after which they get independence in choosing courses. What they can even enroll in Barnard college is close by. The school is located in New York providing students with professional opportunities

Princeton University

The school that is located in Princeton in New Jersey has an undergraduate population of 5,200 and double the number of graduate students. The acceptance rate is 7% with an SAT score of 1400 / 1590 the 25th / 75th Percentile and an ACT score of 32/35 for the 25th / 75th Percentile. Princeton has put a lot of emphasis on undergraduate education giving students the opportunity to attend seminars and research programs. Princeton also allows new students to defer for one year to undertake service work overseas, an arrangement that is tuition free.

Making The Correct Choice

It is important to take time and consider personal interests before choosing a college. In the case of university selection, the school should be able to provide your academic and extracurricular interests before a choice is made.

5 Hardest School To Get Into In The US

RankUniversityAcceptance Rate
1Harvard University5%
2Stanford University5%
3Yale University6%
4Columbia University7%
5Princeton University7%

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