College Rankings - Hardest to Get In

Odds of becoming an astronaut: 12.1 million to 1. Odds of becoming the United States president: 10 million to 1. The good news is compared to these statistics, you have a great shot of getting into these colleges and universities. *Acceptance rate data used in this ranking comes from the U.S. Department of Education.

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1
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
6%
2
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
7%
3
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
7%
4
Columbia University
New York, NY
7%
5
The Juilliard School
New York, NY
7%
6
Deep Springs College
Big Pine, CA
8%
7
Yale University
New Haven, CT
8%
8
Cooper Union
New York, NY
8%
9
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
8%
10
MIT
Cambridge, MA
9%
11
West Point
West Point, NY
9%
12
Brown University
Providence, RI
9%
13
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO
9%
14
United States Air Force Academy
USAFA, CO
10%
15
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
10%
16
Fisk University
Nashville, TN
11%
17
WVUH Rad Tech & Nutrition
Morgantown, WV
11%
18
The Curtis Institute of Music
Philadelphia, PA
11%
19
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
12%
20
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
13%
21
Pomona College
Claremont, CA
13%
22
Amherst College
Amherst, MA
13%
23
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
14%
24
Duke University
Durham, NC
14%
25
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
14%