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College Admit Rate The Lowest GPA We Got Admitted (Unweighted) The Same Student’s SAT Score The Same Student’s ACT Score USNWR Category Best Ranking
Yale University 6.9% 3.8 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #3
Columbia University 6.9% 4.0 GPA 2300 34 National Universities #4
Stanford University 5.7% 4.0 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #4
Duke University 12.4% 3.8 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #8
Claremont McKenna College (CMC) 11.7% 3.4 GPA N/A N/A National Liberal Arts Colleges #8
Vassar College 24.1% 3.8 GPA 2020 SAT 29 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #11
Johns Hopkins University 17.1% 3.6 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #12
Northwestern University 14% 3.8 GPA 2230 SAT 33 ACT National Universities #13
Colby College 26% 3.75 GPA 1920 SAT 28 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #15
Wesleyan University 20.4% 3.5 GPA N/A N/A National Liberal Arts Colleges #15
Cornell University 15.6% 3.8 GPA 2060 SAT 30 ACT National Universities #15
Washington University in St. Louis 22.3% 3.8 GPA 2230 SAT 33 ACT National Universities #16
Bates College 24.2% 3.63 GPA 2090 SAT 30 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #19
University of Notre Dame 22.3% 3.8 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #20
UC Berkeley (UCB) 17.7% 3.8 GPA 1890 SAT 27 ACT National Universities #21
Emory University 26.5% 3.85 GPA 2230 SAT 33 ACT National Universities #23
UC Los Angeles (UCLA) 20.4% 3.8 GPA 1900 SAT 27 ACT National Universities #23
Scripps College 35.7% 3.75 2100 SAT 31 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #24
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 25.5% N/A N/A N/A National Universities #24
University of Southern California (USC) 19.8% 3.1 GPA 1870 SAT 27 ACT National Universities #25
Wake Forrest University 35.2% 3.83 GPA 1920 SAT 28 ACT National Universities #27
University of Michigan – ​Ann Arbor 33.3% N/A 2030 SAT 29 ACT National Universities #27
University of North Carolina – ​Chapel Hill 26.7% 3.8 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #30
Boston College (BC) 32.2% 3.81 GPA 2170 SAT 32 ACT National Universities #31
Bucknell College 29.5% 3.85 GPA 2230 SAT 33 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #32
New York University (NYU) 32.4% 3.7 GPA 1980 SAT 29 ACT National Universities #32
New York University (NYU) – Abu Dhabi 3% 3.8 GPA N/A N/A International Universities N/A
New York University (NYU) – Shanghai 6% 3.9 GPA 2100 SAT 31 ACT International Universities N/A
University of Rochester (UR) 35.7% 3.8 GPA 1890 SAT 27 ACT National Universities #33
Whitman College 57% 3.85 GPA 2230 SAT 33 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #37
UC – San Diego (UCSD) 36.8% 3.5 GPA 1530 SAT 22 ACT National Universities #37
Case Western Reserve University 41.9% 3.72 GPA 1950 SAT 28 ACT National Universities #38
UC – Davis (UCD) 41.3% 3.5 GPA 1700 SAT 24 ACT National Universities #38
Lehigh University 30.8% 3.76 GPA 1740 SAT 25 ACT National Universities #40
UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) 39.8% 3.3 GPA 1730 SAT 24 ACT National Universities #40
Mount Holyoke College 46.8% 3.8 GPA 1800 SAT 26 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #41
Northeastern University 32.3% 3.47 GPA 1550 SAT 21 ACT National Universities #42
Boston University (BU) 36.9% 3.19 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #42
UC – Irvine (UCI) 41.1% 3.46 GPA 1700 SAT 24 ACT National Universities #42
University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign 62.4% 3.8 GPA 1920 SAT 29 ACT National Universities #42
Occidental College 42.4% 3.72 GPA 1950 SAT 28 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #44
Connecticut College 36.7% 3.63 GPA 2090 SAT 30 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #45
University of Wisconsin – Madison 51.1% 3.5 GPA 1700 SAT 24 ACT National Universities #47
Penn State University – University Park 55.5% 3.4 GPA 1770 SAT 25 ACT National Universities #48
University of Miami (UM) 40.5% 3.7 GPA 1980 SAT 29 ACT National Universities #48
University of Washington (UW) 55.2% 3.5 GPA 1700 SAT 24 ACT National Universities #48
George Washington University (GWU) 34.4% 3.72 GPA 1950 SAT 28 ACT National Universities #54
Ohio State University – Columbus (OSU) 55.5% 3.5 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #54
Pepperdine University 37.3% 3.2 GPA 1800 SAT 26 ACT National Universities #54
Tulane University 26.4% 3.75 GPA 2100 SAT 31 ACT National Universities #54
Fordham University 47.1% 3.75 GPA 2100 SAT 31 ACT National Universities #58
Southern Methodist University (SMU) 50.7% 3.5 GPA 1700 SAT 24 ACT National Universities #58
Syracuse University 49.5% 3.47 GPA 1550 SAT 21 ACT National Universities #58
University of Maryland – College Park 46.9% N/A N/A N/A National Universities #62
Clemson University 57.2% 3.8 GPA 1920 SAT 29 ACT National Universities #62
Purdue University – West Lafayette 60.4% 3.8 GPA 1920 SAT 29 ACT National Universities #62
Willamette University 57.8% 3.63 GPA 2090 SAT 30 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #64
Baylor University 57.5% 3.5 GPA 1700 SAT 24 ACT National Universities #71
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities 70.3% 3.1 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #71
Indiana University – Bloomington 72.2% 3.51 GPA 1760 SAT 25 ACT National Universities #76
Marquette University 57.5% 3.2 GPA 1800 SAT 26 ACT National Universities #76
University of Puget Sound 85.2% 3.63 GPA 2090 SAT 30 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #81
University of Vermont 77.6% 3.47 GPA 1550 SAT 21 ACT National Universities #85
UC – Santa Cruz 51.9% 3.3 GPA 1730 SAT 24 ACT National Universities #85
University of Alabama 56.6% 3.7 GPA 1980 SAT 29 ACT National Universities #88
University of Colorado (CU) – Boulder 87.7% 3.43 GPA 1800 SAT 26 ACT National Universities #88
University of Denver (DU) 76.7% 3.89 GPA 1730 SAT 24 ACT National Universities #88
Colorado School of Mines 36.4% 3.8 GPA 1920 SAT 29 ACT National Universities #88
St. John’s College 93.4% 3.4 GPA 1580 SAT 22 ACT National Liberal Arts Colleges #89
Drexel University 81.5% 3.47 GPA 1550 SAT 21 ACT National Universities #95
University of San Diego (USD) 48.9% N/A N/A N/A National Universities #95
University of Missouri 78.6% 3.4 GPA 1580 SAT 22 ACT National Universities #99
Loyola University Chicago 91.4% 3.53 GPA 1620 SAT 23 ACT National Universities #106
University of Oregon (UO) 73.9% 3.43 GPA 1800 SAT 26 ACT National Universities #106
University of San Francisco (USF) 61.1% 3.47 GPA 1550 SAT 21 ACT National Universities #106
UC – Riverside (UCR) 60.2% 2.58 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #113
Duquesne University 74.1% 3.47 GPA 1550 SAT 21 ACT National Universities #116
Clarkson University 64% N/A N/A N/A National Universities #121
University of Arizona 77.6% 3.0 GPA 1980 SAT 29 ACT National Universities #121
Seton Hall University (New Jersey) 79.2% 3.47 GPA 1550 SAT 21 ACT National Universities #126
Arizona State University – Temple (ASU) 80.2% 3.47 GPA 1550 SAT 21 ACT National Universities #129
Hofstra University 59% 3.12 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #135
The New School 66.6% N/A N/A N/A National Universities #135
Howard University 57% 3.4 GPA 1580 SAT 22 ACT National Universities #145
University of Massachusetts – Lowell 63.9% 3.47 GPA 1550 SAT 21 ACT National Universities #156
Pace University 81.2% 3.12 GPA N/A N/A National Universities #173
Florida International University 43% 3.8 GPA 1530 SAT 21 ACT National Universities N/A
Santa Clara University (SCU) 47.7% 3.51 GPA 1760 SAT 25 ACT Regional Universities (West) #2
Loyola Marymount University (LMU) 54.12% 3.47 GPA 1550 SAT 21 ACT Regional Universities (West) #3
Chapman University 44.71% 3.42 GPA 1730 SAT 24 ACT Regional Universities (West) #7
Ithaca College 66.6% 3.12 GPA N/A N/A Regional Universities (North) #9
Emerson College 47.98% 3.9 GPA 2110 SAT 31 ACT Regional Universities (North) #14
Webster University 57.32% 3.12 GPA N/A N/A Regional Universities (West) #26
Missouri Valley College 22.2% 3.12 GPA N/A N/A Regional Universities (West) N/A
Berklee School of Music 35% 3.45 GPA 2090 SAT 30 ACT Specialty Music School N/A
School of Visual Arts in New York 75% 3.7 GPA 2030 SAT 29 ACT Art and Design School N/A
Babson College 28.2% 3.24 GPA N/A N/A Specialty Business College N/A