Most Competitive Colleges

The following colleges/universities are highly regarded as amongst the "most competitive":

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
- Rose-Hulman has joined Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Northwestern and Georgia Institute of Technology among the nation’s top 80 colleges and universities in Barron’s 2009 Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges. Rose-Hulman and the University of Notre Dame were the only Indiana institutions on the list.

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)
- It has been named one of the nation’s top schools, according to rankings published in the 2007 edition of Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges. TCNJ joins the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the College of William and Mary, and the University of California at Los Angeles as the only state-supported institutions among the 75 schools that Barron’s lists in its “Most Competitive” category.

Lafayette College
- It has attained the distinction of being classified among the America’s "most academically competitive colleges". Lafayette’s "most competitive" classification is included in the 24th edition of Profiles of American Colleges, released in June 2000. It was previously rated as "highly competitive".

Taylor University
- It has been selected to appear in the 16th edition of Peterson's Competitive Colleges, an annual guide to the nation's top colleges. Inclusion in the directory is based upon several criteria, including freshman ACT averages, high school GPA, and retention statistics.

Lipscomb University
- It was named one of the 440 Competitive Colleges by Peterson’s (2008). In selecting colleges for inclusion in this book, Peterson measured the competitiveness of the admission environment at colleges. The 440 colleges selected as Competitive Colleges routinely attract and admit an above-average share of the nation’s high-achieving students.

Stanford University
- 2,300 candidates have been offered admission to its undergraduate Class of 2013. The figure, which includes 689 candidates admitted in December through Stanford's Restrictive Early Action Program, represents an admission rate of just 7.6 percent, the most competitive in the university's history.

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