Thursday, January 31, 2013

Top 12 Colleges of Lowest Acceptance Rates Under 10 Percent

Generally, high-ranked colleges want to keep the acceptance rates as low as possible. In 2012, 12 schools kept it under 10 percent. 8 of those 12 schools is in list of top 10 colleges over the US and other 4 colleges specialized schools such as music school or naval academy.

Number 1 and Number 2 Ranked schools are specialized schools for music - Curtis Institute of Music and Juilliard School. In special, Acceptance rates of Curtis Institute of Music is 3.2%. (only 3 can be admitted among 100 applicants!)

Next Tables shows basic information and acceptance rates of the top 12 schools by lowest acceptance rates.

RankingNameAcceptance RatesType/LevelLocationHighest Degree Compus HousingPopulation
1Curtis Institute of Music3.2%4 years, PrivatePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania MasterYes 163
2The Juilliard School6.0%4 years, PrivateNew York, New York DoctorateYes 1,013
3Harvard University6.3%4 years, PrivateCambridge, Massachusetts DoctorateYes 34,342
4Columbia University in the City of New York7.0%4 years, PrivateNew York, New York DoctorateYes 27,257
5Stanford University7.1%4 years, PrivateStanford, California DoctorateYes 22,026
6United States Naval Academy7.5%4 years, PublicAnnapolis, Maryland BachelorYes 5,885
7Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art7.7%4 years, PrivateNew York, New York MasterYes 1,020
8Yale University7.7%4 years, PrivateNew Haven, Connecticut DoctorateYes 12,893
9Princeton University8.5%4 years, PrivatePrinceton, New Jersey DoctorateYes 8,004
10Brown University8.9%4 years, PrivateProvidence, Rhode Island DoctorateYes 9,276
11College of the Ozarks8.9%4 years, PrivatePoint Lookout, Missouri BachelorYes 1,544
12Massachusetts Institute of Technology9.7%4 years, PrivateCambridge, Massachusetts DoctorateYes 11,271

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