Highly Selective Colleges

Based on current data, these are the most highly selective colleges and universities in the US.

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Stanford University

Stanford, California
  • Tuition: $51,354
  • Acceptance Rate: 4.36%
  • School Size: 20,946 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Human Biology
  • Engineering, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Science, Technology and Society

Dallas Nursing Institute

Richardson, Texas
  • Tuition: Not available
  • Acceptance Rate: 4.52%
  • School Size: 391 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tuition: $2,700
  • Acceptance Rate: 4.55%
  • School Size: 172 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tuition: $50,420
  • Acceptance Rate: 4.73%
  • School Size: 40,803 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Economics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Experimental Psychology

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
  • Tuition: $50,340
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.48%
  • School Size: 8,593 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • History, General
  • Political Science and Government, General

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, New York
  • Tuition: $53,425
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.91%
  • School Size: 32,789 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Economics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
  • History, General

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
  • Tuition: $53,430
  • Acceptance Rate: 6.35%
  • School Size: 13,972 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • History, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Psychology, General

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California
  • Tuition: $52,362
  • Acceptance Rate: 6.62%
  • School Size: 2,321 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tuition: $51,832
  • Acceptance Rate: 6.74%
  • School Size: 12,168 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Physics, General

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
  • Tuition: $57,006
  • Acceptance Rate: 7.26%
  • School Size: 18,350 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General