May 29, 2015

20 Most Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States

(By Allen Grove, About.com Guide)

Here you'll find the 20 most selective colleges and universities in the U.S. :

20. Olin College (Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering)
* Acceptance Rate: 18% (2009 data)
* Location: Needham, Massachusetts
* Enrollment: 308
* School Type: Private Engineering College

19. University of Pennsylvania
* Acceptance Rate: 18% (2009 data)
* Location: West Philadelphia
* Enrollment: 24,107 (11,851 undergraduates)
* School Type: Private Comprehensive University (Ivy League)

18. United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
* Acceptance Rate: 17% (2009 data)
* Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
* Enrollment: 4,537
* School Type: Undergraduate Military Academy

17. Swarthmore College
* Acceptance Rate: 17% (2009 data)
* Location: Outside of Philadelphia
* Enrollment: 1,490
* School Type: Private Liberal Arts and Sciences College

16. Amherst College
* Acceptance Rate: 16% (2009 data)
* Location: Western Massachusetts (Five-College Area)
* Enrollment: 1,697
* School Type: Private Liberal Arts and Sciences College

15. Claremont McKenna College
* Acceptance Rate: 16% (2009 data)
* Location: Claremont, California
* Enrollment: 1,212
* School Type: Private Liberal Arts and Sciences College

14. Pomona College
* Acceptance Rate: 16% (2009 data)
* Location: Claremont, California
* Enrollment: 1,532
* School Type: Private Liberal Arts and Sciences College

13. Caltech (California Institute of Technology)
* Acceptance Rate: 15% (2009 data)
* Location: Pasadena, California
* Enrollment: 2,126 (921 undergraduates)
* School Type: Small Private University with Engineering Focus

11. Dartmouth College
* Acceptance Rate: 13% (2009 data)
* Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
* Enrollment: 5,848 (4,147 undergraduates)
* School Type: Private Comprehensive University (Ivy League)

10. Brown University
* Acceptance Rate: 11% (2009 data)
* Location: Providence Rhode Island
* Enrollment: 8,318 (6,095 undergraduates)
* School Type: Private Comprehensive University (Ivy League)

9. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
* Acceptance Rate: 11% (2009 data)
* Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
* Enrollment: 10,299 (4,153 undergraduates)
* School Type: Private University with Engineering Focus

8. Columbia University
* Acceptance Rate: 11% (2008 data)
* Location: New York, New York
* Enrollment: 23,196 (7,495 undergraduates)
* School Type: Private Comprehensive University (Ivy League)

7. Annapolis (United States Naval Academy)
* Acceptance Rate: 10% (2009 data)
* Location: Annapolis, Maryland
* Enrollment: 4,488
* School Type: Undergraduate Military Academy

6. Princeton University
* Acceptance Rate: 10% (2009 data)
* Location: Princeton, New Jersey
* Enrollment: 7,330 (4,878 undergraduates)
* School Type: Private Comprehensive University (Ivy League)

5. College of the Ozarks
* Acceptance Rate: 9% (2009 data)
* Location: Point Lookout, Missouri
* Enrollment: 1,334
* School Type: Small Liberal Arts and Sciences Christian Work College

4. Yale University
* Acceptance Rate: 9% (2008 data)
* Location: New Haven, Connecticut
* Enrollment: 10,192 (5,277 undergraduates)
* School Type: Private Comprehensive University (Ivy League)

3. Stanford University
* Acceptance Rate: 8% (2009 data)
* Location: Stanford, California
* Enrollment: 17,833 (6,532 undergraduates)
* School Type: Private Comprehensive University

2. Cooper Union
* Acceptance Rate: 7% (2009 data)
* Location: New York, New York
* Enrollment: 972 (920 undergraduates)
* School Type: Small College with Engineering and Art Focus

1. Harvard University
* Acceptance Rate: 7% (2009 data)
* Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
* Enrollment: 26,496 (10,156 undergraduates)
* School Type: Private Comprehensive University (Ivy League)

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