Highly Selective Colleges

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

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Hampshire College

Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Tuition: $52,068
  • Acceptance Rate: 1.97%
  • School Size: 1,233 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Education, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tuition: $2,750
  • Acceptance Rate: 3.93%
  • School Size: 171 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition

Stanford University

Stanford, California
  • Tuition: $53,529
  • Acceptance Rate: 4.34%
  • School Size: 20,993 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Computer Science
  • Human Biology
  • Engineering, Other
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Tuition: $51,925
  • Acceptance Rate: 4.64%
  • School Size: 41,987 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General

Pacific Oaks College

Pasadena, California
  • Tuition: $13,899
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.11%
  • School Size: 1,651 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, New York
  • Tuition: $60,578
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.45%
  • School Size: 33,301 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
  • History, General

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey
  • Tuition: $52,800
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.78%
  • School Size: 8,720 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
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Operations Research

Blue Hills Regional Technical School

Canton, Massachusetts
  • Tuition: Not available
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.88%
  • School Size: 56 Students
  • School Type: Public, less-than 2-year
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Not available

Dallas Nursing Institute

Richardson, Texas
  • Tuition: Not available
  • Acceptance Rate: 5.99%
  • School Size: 330 Students
  • School Type: Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
  • Tuition: $55,500
  • Acceptance Rate: 6.08%
  • School Size: 14,389 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