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    50 most selective colleges in America

    While there is no shortage of exceptional colleges in the United States, there are millions of gifted kids across the nation jockeying for limited seats at some of America’s top universities every single year. Parents often go to great financial lengths to send their children to some of the nation’s most prestigious schools, the likes of which include paying private school tuition, hiring a personal tutor, or paying for test prep classes that typically cost upwards of $1,000.

    Using data from the National Center for Education Statistics, Stacker listed the 50 most selective colleges in the United States. The institutions are ranked according to acceptance rates, and statistics pertaining to total acceptance, enrollment, and standardized test scores are provided for context. Stacker used the latest available NCES data for this story, ranking schools that saw at least 1,000 applications in 2016—for the class of 2020.

    Read on to see if your alma mater is amongst the most competitive schools in the nation today.

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    #50. Haverford College

    Location: Haverford, Pennsylvania
    Acceptance rate: 21.4%
    Total accepted: 870 (4,066 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 349 (40.11% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 660, 75th percentile score: 760
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 660, 75th percentile score: 760
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #49. Moore Norman Technology Center

    Location: Norman, Oklahoma
    Acceptance rate: 21.29%
    Total accepted: 238 (1,118 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 218 (91.6% yield)
    SAT and ACT data not available

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    #48. United States Merchant Marine Academy

    Location: Kings Point, New York
    Acceptance rate: 20.3%
    Total accepted: 380 (1,872 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 279 (73.42% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 570, 75th percentile score: 660
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 620, 75th percentile score: 690
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 26, 75th percentile score: 30

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    #47. Grinnell College

    Location: Grinnell, Iowa
    Acceptance rate: 20.19%
    Total accepted: 1,488 (7,370 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 414 (27.82% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 640, 75th percentile score: 750
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 780
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 30, 75th percentile score: 33

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    #46. Davidson College

    Location: Davidson, North Carolina
    Acceptance rate: 20.11%
    Total accepted: 1,130 (5,618 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 514 (45.49% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 630, 75th percentile score: 720
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 620, 75th percentile score: 720
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 28, 75th percentile score: 33

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    #45. University of Notre Dame

    Location: Notre Dame, Indiana
    Acceptance rate: 18.73%
    Total accepted: 3,654 (19,505 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 2,046 (55.99% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 670, 75th percentile score: 760
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 780
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #44. Colby College

    Location: Waterville, Maine
    Acceptance rate: 18.71%
    Total accepted: 1,840 (9,833 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 510 (27.72% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 630, 75th percentile score: 725
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 640, 75th percentile score: 745
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 30, 75th percentile score: 33

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    #43. University of California-Los Angeles

    Location: Los Angeles, California
    Acceptance rate: 17.99%
    Total accepted: 17,473 (97,112 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 6,545 (37.46% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 570, 75th percentile score: 710
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 590, 75th percentile score: 760
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 28, 75th percentile score: 33

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    #42. Wesleyan University

    Location: Middletown, Connecticut 
    Acceptance rate: 17.85%
    Total accepted: 2,129 (11,928 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 774 (36.36% yield)
    SAT and ACT data not available

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    #41. Williams College

    Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts 
    Acceptance rate: 17.61%
    Total accepted: 1,230 (6,985 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 553 (44.96% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 670, 75th percentile score: 770
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 660, 75th percentile score: 770
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #40. University of California-Berkeley

    Location: Berkeley, California
    Acceptance rate: 16.93%
    Total accepted: 13,975 (82,561 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 6,182 (44.24% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 620, 75th percentile score: 750
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 650, 75th percentile score: 790
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #39. Georgetown University

    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Acceptance rate: 16.85%
    Total accepted: 3,369 (19,997 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,574 (46.72% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 660, 75th percentile score: 760
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 660, 75th percentile score: 760
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 30, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #38. Barnard College

    Location: New York, New York
    Acceptance rate: 16.74%
    Total accepted: 1,184 (7,071 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 605 (51.1% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 640, 75th percentile score: 740
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 630, 75th percentile score: 730
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 29, 75th percentile score: 33

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    #37. University of Southern California

    Location: Los Angeles, California
    Acceptance rate: 16.62%
    Total accepted: 9,022 (54,280 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 3,068 (34.01% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 630, 75th percentile score: 730
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 650, 75th percentile score: 770
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 30, 75th percentile score: 33

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    #36. Washington University in St Louis

    Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
    Acceptance rate: 16.53%
    Total accepted: 4,827 (29,197 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,776 (36.79% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 690, 75th percentile score: 770
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 710, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #35. Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro

    Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico 
    Acceptance rate: 16.5%
    Total accepted: 647 (3,922 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 647 (100% yield)
    SAT and ACT data not available

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    #34. Middlebury College

    Location: Middlebury, Vermont
    Acceptance rate: 16.14%
    Total accepted: 1,423 (8,819 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 606 (42.59% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 630, 75th percentile score: 740
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 650, 75th percentile score: 755
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 30, 75th percentile score: 33

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    #33. Colorado College

    Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado 
    Acceptance rate: 15.99%
    Total accepted: 1,262 (7,894 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 533 (42.23% yield)
    SAT and ACT data not available

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    #32. Rice University

    Location: Houston, Texas
    Acceptance rate: 15.27%
    Total accepted: 2,785 (18,236 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 981 (35.22% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 690, 75th percentile score: 770
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 720, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #31. United States Air Force Academy

    Location: USAF Academy, Colorado 
    Acceptance rate: 15.08%
    Total accepted: 1,492 (9,894 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,115 (74.73% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 600, 75th percentile score: 690
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 620, 75th percentile score: 720
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 27, 75th percentile score: 33

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    #30. Bowdoin College

    Location: Brunswick, Maine
    Acceptance rate: 14.84%
    Total accepted: 1,009 (6,799 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 503 (49.85% yield)
    SAT and ACT data not available

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    #29. Tufts University

    Location: Medford, Massachusetts
    Acceptance rate: 14.29%
    Total accepted: 2,889 (20,223 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,336 (46.24% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 750
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 690, 75th percentile score: 770
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #28. College of the Ozarks

    Location: Point Lookout, Missouri 
    Acceptance rate: 14.22%
    Total accepted: 407 (2,862 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 387 (95.09% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 525, 75th percentile score: 566
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 500, 75th percentile score: 593
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 21, 75th percentile score: 25

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    #27. Cornell University

    Location: Ithaca, New York
    Acceptance rate: 14.09%
    Total accepted: 6,337 (44,965 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 3,316 (52.33% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 650, 75th percentile score: 750
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 780
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #26. Pitzer College

    Location: Claremont, California
    Acceptance rate: 13.74%
    Total accepted: 569 (4,142 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 268 (47.10% yield)
    SAT and ACT data not available

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    #25. Amherst College

    Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
    Acceptance rate: 13.69%
    Total accepted: 1,149 (8,396 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 471 (40.99% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 775
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 780
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #24. Harvey Mudd College

    Location: Claremont, California
    Acceptance rate: 12.87%
    Total accepted: 538 (4,180 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 216 (40.15% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 780
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 740, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #23. Johns Hopkins University

    Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    Acceptance rate: 12.84%
    Total accepted: 3,576 (27,852 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,367 (38.23% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 690, 75th percentile score: 770
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 710, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #22. Swarthmore College

    Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
    Acceptance rate: 12.8%
    Total accepted: 988 (7,717 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 415 (42% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 645, 75th percentile score: 760
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 660, 75th percentile score: 770
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 30, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #21. Southern University at New Orleans

    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
    Acceptance rate: 11.54%
    Total accepted: 220 (1,907 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 144 (65.45% yield)
    SAT data not available
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 16, 75th percentile score: 19

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    #20. Duke University

    Location: Durham, North Carolina
    Acceptance rate: 10.83%
    Total accepted: 3,430 (31,671 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,723 (50.23% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 770
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 700, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #19. Vanderbilt University

    Location: Nashville, Tennessee
    Acceptance rate: 10.75%
    Total accepted: 3,487 (32,442 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,601 (45.91% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 700, 75th percentile score: 790
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 720, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #18. Northwestern University

    Location: Evanston, Illinois
    Acceptance rate: 10.66%
    Total accepted: 3,743 (35,100 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,985 (53.03% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 690, 75th percentile score: 760
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 710, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #17. Dartmouth College

    Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
    Acceptance rate: 10.59%
    Total accepted: 2,190 (20,675 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,121 (51.19% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 670, 75th percentile score: 780
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 780
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 30, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #16. Franklin W Olin College of Engineering

    Location: Needham, Massachusetts
    Acceptance rate: 10.19%
    Total accepted: 132 (1,296 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 79 (59.85% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 690, 75th percentile score: 780
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 710, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #15. United States Naval Academy

    Location: Annapolis, Maryland
    Acceptance rate: 9.66%
    Total accepted: 1,381 (14,289 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,214 (87.91% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 580, 75th percentile score: 690
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 600, 75th percentile score: 700
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 26, 75th percentile score: 31

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    #14. United States Military Academy

    Location: West Point, New York
    Acceptance rate: 9.66%
    Total accepted: 1,433 (14,829 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,260 (87.93% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 580, 75th percentile score: 690
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 600, 75th percentile score: 700
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 26, 75th percentile score: 31

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    #13. Claremont McKenna College

    Location: Claremont, California
    Acceptance rate: 9.44%
    Total accepted: 599 (6,342 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 321 (53.59% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 650, 75th percentile score: 740
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 670, 75th percentile score: 750
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 33

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    #12. Pomona College

    Location: Claremont, California
    Acceptance rate: 9.44%
    Total accepted: 765 (8,102 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 411 (53.73% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 670, 75th percentile score: 770
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 670, 75th percentile score: 770
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #11. University of Pennsylvania

    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Acceptance rate: 9.44%
    Total accepted: 3,674 (38,918 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 2,491 (67.8% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 770
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 700, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #10. Brown University

    Location: Providence, Rhode Island
    Acceptance rate: 9.31%
    Total accepted: 3,014 (32,390 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,681 (55.77% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 780
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 690, 75th percentile score: 790
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 34

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    #9. California Institute of Technology

    Location: Pasadena, California
    Acceptance rate: 8.07%
    Total accepted: 553 (6,855 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 235 (42.5% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 740, 75th percentile score: 800
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 770, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 34, 75th percentile score: 36

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    #8. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Acceptance rate: 7.94%
    Total accepted: 1,511 (19,020 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,110 (73.46% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 700, 75th percentile score: 790
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 760, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 33, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #7. University of Chicago

    Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Acceptance rate: 7.94%
    Total accepted: 2,499 (31,484 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,591 (63.67% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 720, 75th percentile score: 800
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 730, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #6. Columbia University in the City of New York

    Location: New York, New York
    Acceptance rate: 6.83%
    Total accepted: 2,526 (37,009 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,567 (62.03% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 700, 75th percentile score: 790
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 710, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #5. Princeton University

    Location: Princeton, New Jersey
    Acceptance rate: 6.52%
    Total accepted: 1,911 (29,303 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,306 (68.34% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 690, 75th percentile score: 790
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 710, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #4. Yale University

    Location: New Haven, Connecticut 
    Acceptance rate: 6.32%
    Total accepted: 1,988 (31,445 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,367 (68.76% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 710, 75th percentile score: 800
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 710, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #3. The Juilliard School

    Location: New York, New York
    Acceptance rate: 6.17%
    Total accepted: 157 (2,545 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 113 (71.97% yield)
    SAT and ACT data not available

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    #2. Harvard University

    Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
    Acceptance rate: 5.4%
    Total accepted: 2,110 (39,041 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,663 (78.82% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 710, 75th percentile score: 800
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 720, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 32, 75th percentile score: 35

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    #1. Stanford University

    Location: Stanford, California
    Acceptance rate: 4.81%
    Total accepted: 2,118 (43,997 total applicants)
    Total enrolled: 1,739 (82.11% yield)
    SAT Critical Reading – 25th percentile score: 680, 75th percentile score: 780
    SAT Math – 25th percentile score: 700, 75th percentile score: 800
    ACT Composite – 25th percentile score: 31, 75th percentile score: 35

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