College or university is a natural step for most high school graduates. Higher education options range from 2-year community colleges where students learn a useful trade, to highly competitive Ivy League schools. Of course, not every college is a good fit for every applicant. Therefore, an application process applies. Naturally, not all schools are easy to get into. Acceptance depends on the student’s high school performance, SAT scores, and extracurricular activities. Here’s what our research found to be the 20 most difficult college to get into.
(Note: All prices reflect cost for 2017-2018 school year. Room, board, and materials cost is not included. The prices given here also exclude financial aid.
1) Harvard University
This world-famous ivy-league school is the hardest in the country to get into. Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been an established and prestigious university since 1636. It’s the oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and has the largest academic library in the world! Due to its wealth and influence, Harvard has been breaking the hearts of applicants for centuries; the school accepts less than 6% of those who apply. Usually accepted applicants’ SAT scores are between 2120 to 2390 (a perfect score is 2400). If you’re one of the lucky few to get in, you’re in for a college experience rivaled by no other. Harvard is known for its highly regarded faculty and stimulating atmosphere. Harvard’s scope is one of the broadest in terms of academic programs and extracurricular activities. Even the most indecisive genius will find their niche here. Annual tuition is roughly $45,000.
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