Highly Selective Colleges

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

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Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tuition: $3,015
  • Acceptance Rate: 2.44%
  • School Size: 173 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition

Chicago School of Professional Psychology - College of Nursing

Richardson, Texas
  • Tuition: Not available
  • Acceptance Rate: 3.64%
  • School Size: 296 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tuition: $53,968
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.01%
  • School Size: 41,024 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General

Stanford University

Stanford, California
  • Tuition: $56,169
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.19%
  • School Size: 20,961 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Human Biology
  • Cognitive Science, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
  • Tuition: $48,502
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.63%
  • School Size: 8,532 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • History, General
  • Political Science and Government, General

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
  • Tuition: $57,700
  • Acceptance Rate: 6.53%
  • School Size: 14,910 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • History, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, New York
  • Tuition: $60,532
  • Acceptance Rate: 6.66%
  • School Size: 33,882 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • History, General
  • Social Sciences, Other

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California
  • Tuition: $56,862
  • Acceptance Rate: 6.69%
  • School Size: 2,319 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Physics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tuition: $53,450
  • Acceptance Rate: 7.26%
  • School Size: 12,195 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Physics, General
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
  • Tuition: $59,298
  • Acceptance Rate: 7.31%
  • School Size: 20,413 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
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Political Science and Government, General