• March 26, 2023

College acceptance rates

CollegeClass of 2027 acceptance rateClass of 2026 acceptance rate
Brown University5.1%5%
Columbia University3.9%3.7%
Dartmouth College6.2%6.2%
Duke University6%6.2%
Harvard University3.4%3.2%
Johns Hopkins University6.3%6.5%
Northwestern University7%6.8%
Pomona College7%7%
Stanford UniversityTBA3.7%
Swarthmore College6.8%6.9%
University of Chicago5%5.4%
University of Pennsylvania4.1% (estimated)6.5%
Yale University4.4%4.4%
  • March 24, 2023

What is an elite college?

The definition of an elite college can be as unique as the individual considering the question. For purposes of this blog, it is: a private college where the overall acceptance rate is less than 8%.