Dreaming of going to Yale, Harvard, Princeton, or Dartmouth University? Getting into an Ivy League school is difficult, so it wouldn’t hurt to take a quick “reality check moment”. The top schools in the US have very low acceptance rates-–usually below 4%. Beat the odds and got accepted? Great. Next problem: getting into these schools can be prohibitively expensive in many cases–with annual tuition and boarding soaring up to the six-figures per year it’s no wonder student loans and loan refinancing is at an all time high. Lastly , once students get in, they have to rigorously maintain their grade so that they remain in the program until graduation. Here is 2018’s toughest 15 colleges to get into:
#15: Cornell University
Cornell University is a private research university that has colleges and schools located in Ithaca, New York, and Qatar. What makes this school difficult to get accepted to is that it has an acceptance rate of 15%. It ranked as the top 14 school in the list of Best Colleges and National Universities. The school is seen something of a leader as it is one of the first schools in the United States to allow both men and women to study together. Since it was founded in 1865, it has already produced 58 Nobel laureates and 14 living billionaires thus adding prestige to this school.
#14: Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University is a private research university located in Baltimore, Maryland. The university is linked directly to the Johns Hopkins Hospital as its largest philanthropic gift to the country. Johns Hopkins University has the most sought-after medical school in the United States where only the best and the brightest are accepted. The school has an acceptance rate of 14% thus making it worthy to be on the list. The school ranked 11th among the undergraduate programs in the US News 2017 edition and 10th among global university rankings by the US News & World Report. Since it was founded in 1883, it has produced 36 Nobel Prize laureates to date.