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  2. #5 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    640 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Currently reaching near the middle of my time here, and this school truly works you to the bone. The baseline of this place is that everyone is very smart. Some are decently smart and work hard...The students are very diverse. Some come in "normal", others finally get to truly express the weird and unique that they've been suppressing their whole lives. The campus is extremely welcoming and...The academics are exceedingly difficult by content and pace. The problem set difficulty are elevated beyond a typical school's, and they force you to collaborate with others. Everyone must...I was finally able to satisfy my love for learning here. Truly an amazing and unique school!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $20,465,

    SAT Range: 1510-1570,

  3. #6 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    University of Chicago

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    4 Year,

    CHICAGO, IL,

    1197 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says My favorite part of UChicago is definitely its academics -- students are constantly encouraged to debate, rethink, and most importantly, listen. I was able to take a graduate student course as a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $34,719,

    SAT Range: 1500-1570,

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  5. #7 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Yale University

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    4 Year,

    NEW HAVEN, CT,

    1002 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Yale is an amazing school! The professors and students are all encouraging and friendly. Everyone there deserves to be there, which makes the learning environment extremely rewarding and stimulating.....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 6%,

    Net Price: $18,073,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  6. #8 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1270 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Columbia University was a fantastic experience for me. My professors were all very interesting. Some were a bit quirky, but that was ok. They always challenged me to be open to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 5%,

    Net Price: $21,828,

    SAT Range: 1440-1570,

  7. #9 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Brown University

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    4 Year,

    PROVIDENCE, RI,

    1030 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I love Brown. I transferred here, and quickly met some of the most amazing, passionate, and genuine people I could imagine. The student body is so friendly and hard-working. Still, the best part of....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $27,218,

    SAT Range: 1440-1570,

  8. #12 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Dartmouth College

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    4 Year,

    HANOVER, NH,

    705 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says It is hard to imagine a better college than Dartmouth. The mix of academics, clubs and outdoor activities, and social scene is (in my opinion) unparalleled. Everyone is academically driven, and I...One additional note: sophomore summer is the best term of all time! Look it up..

    Read 705 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 8%,

    Net Price: $23,869,

    SAT Range: 1440-1560,

  9. #13 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    407 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Aside from all of the aspects Pomona promotes as the reasons in favor of attending, I have to say that the relationships I forged with faculty, staff, and my fellow majors (Public Policy Analysis)....

    Read 407 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $18,500,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

  10. #14 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Rice University

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    4 Year,

    HOUSTON, TX,

    1077 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says At first, I was a bit disappointed that I ended up at Rice University. I was aiming for the Ivy Leagues and ended up at a college that I hadn't even heard of before the university application....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $20,335,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  11. #17 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Swarthmore College

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    4 Year,

    SWARTHMORE, PA,

    415 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Love the cozy and familar feel of campus. I am easily able to make deep connections with both my peers and professors. Food is subpar, but overall education and experience outweigh that flaw....Definetely a hit or miss. Unique vibe. For people who are quirky or unique in some way or are open to learning more about others that are. Genuine openness and a desire to learn are key. Personally a...Pass/fail freshman fall is clutch..

    Read 415 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $19,759,

    SAT Range: 1380-1540,

  12. #21 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Colby College

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    4 Year,

    WATERVILLE, ME,

    542 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Colby is a really great school, and all that I was looking for academically. While the workload for some of my classes took a little bit of transitioning towards, I feel like I am being challenged...Personally, I like the smaller campus size. It's easy to navigate and get around, but there's still a pretty wide expanse so you don't feel suffocated. However, because it is a small campus, there...There is a lack of diversity, but also more diversity than I was expecting from a college in the middle of nowhere Maine..

    Read 542 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 10%,

    Net Price: $19,592,

    SAT Range: 1380-1520,

  13. #24 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Amherst College

    4 Year,

    AMHERST, MA,

    306 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, an incredible place. Not only are the classes and professors amazing and inspiring but unlike the big elite colleges it is easy to form relationships with professors and you aren't just...The people here are open minded, diverse, and interesting - the social scene is various so it is easy to find your people whether you are geeky, into parties, etc. The town is kind of small but the...My only complain is that the dining hall is terrible - it's honestly an affront given how much people pay to go here.Overall, if you are a passionate, academically minded person who wants an immersive college experience this is the place for you. I never believed that college would be the best years of my life....

    Read 306 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $16,339,

    SAT Range: 1310-1520,

  14. #25 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in America.

    Williams College

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

    300 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says TL;DR: Williams is one of the best schools out there, especially for economically underprivileged and/or international students. Apply even if you think you won’t get in!Financials: I am a recent alumnus from a foreign country who had to pay less than 3K per year(!) towards my education at Williams; the rest was covered by non-repayable Williams grants. The College...Academics: Williams is very strong because its professors take time to teach you the material. 1-1 teaching sessions, research work with professors is easily attainable because professors care about...Exit opportunities: plentiful, prosperous, and very accessible!.

    Read 300 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 13%,

    Net Price: $17,303,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,