Most Selective Colleges

Some of the most selective colleges/universities in America include Stanford University, Brown University, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Amherst College, United States Air Force Academy, Dartmouth College, etc.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- According to The Atlantic Monthly first edition of its annual list of "America's 50 Most Selective Colleges", MIT is ranked as the No. 1 most selective institution, followed by Princeton (2nd) and California Institute of Technology (3rd).

Princeton University
- Princeton offers admission to 9.25 percent of applicants in ‘most selective’ process. The University has offered admission to 1,976 students, or 9.25% of the record 21,369 applicants for the class of 2012. International students make up 10.2% of the admitted students, and they are from countries including Bolivia, Cyprus, Finland, Indonesia, Jordan, Nigeria, Sweden, Uganda, etc.

Brown University
- Brown is tied with Stanford as the seventh most selective college in the country, according to the US News & World Report rankings (2008 edition).
- In May 2008, Brown became a member of the consortium of colleges and universities belonging to the Common Application. All applicants for undergraduate admission are required to submit the Brown Supplement in addition to the appropriate forms of the Common Application.

Swarthmore College
- A highly selective, liberal arts college situated on a beautiful suburban Philadelphia campus.
- Swarthmore has partnered with a group of 19 highly selective colleges and universities to create a dynamic database of internships and fellowships across the country in one central location - the UCAN (University Career Action Network) database.

University of California, Los Angeles
- UCLA is among the most selective universities in the country and is becoming more competitive for freshman applicants each year.
- Selection is based on a comprehensive review of all information, both academic and personal, presented in the application. All applications are read twice, in their entirety, by professionally trained readers.

University of Pennsylvania
- Admissions are among the most selective in the country and Penn consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey.
- Penn received 22,718 applications for admission to the Class of 2013. Of those applicants, 4,018, or 17.7 percent, were offered admission.

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