Top-100 colleges by the lowest admission rate

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College tuition

According to the College Scorecard Data, the average tution fees among selected colleges are of 8,323$ in public colleges for state residents, and 21,751$ for others. This compares to an average of 43,221$ in private non-profit colleges and 19,517$ in private for-profit colleges.

Monthly payments

Median loan debt of completers in monthly payments: 167$ for public colleges, 190$ for private non-profit colleges, 196$ for private for-profit colleges.

Earnings after completion

Median earnings of students working and not enrolled 10 years after entry are 56,040$ for public colleges, 62,780$ for private non-profit colleges, 41,900$ for private for-profit colleges.

Admission rate

The average acceptance rate (i.e. the ratio of the number of students who are admitted to the number of total applicants) is the following: 19% for public colleges, 16% for private non-profit colleges, and 16% for private for-profit colleges.

Completion rate

Completion rate for first-time, full-time students: 79% for public colleges, 85% for private non-profit colleges, and not known for private for-profit colleges.

Colleges found: 100

Admission

0%

Completion

N/A
In-state tuition
6,750$
Monthly payments
No data
Earnings
No data
Citizens School of Nursing

New Kensington, Pennsylvania

Admission

0%

Completion

N/A
In-state tuition
No data
Monthly payments
144$
Earnings
57,500$

Admission

0%

Completion

57%
In-state tuition
9,680$
Monthly payments
287$
Earnings
43,200$

Admission

0%

Completion

N/A
In-state tuition
No data
Monthly payments
No data
Earnings
No data
Curtis Institute of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Admission

3%

Completion

74%
In-state tuition
2,675$
Monthly payments
No data
Earnings
No data
Stanford University

Stanford, California

Admission

5%

Completion

94%
In-state tuition
49,617$
Monthly payments
122$
Earnings
94,000$
Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Admission

5%

Completion

97%
In-state tuition
48,949$
Monthly payments
65$
Earnings
89,700$
The Juilliard School

New York, New York

Admission

6%

Completion

94%
In-state tuition
43,170$
Monthly payments
287$
Earnings
32,800$
Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Admission

6%

Completion

97%
In-state tuition
47,140$
Monthly payments
80$
Earnings
74,700$

Admission

7%

Completion

95%
In-state tuition
57,208$
Monthly payments
228$
Earnings
83,300$
Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut

Admission

7%

Completion

98%
In-state tuition
51,400$
Monthly payments
128$
Earnings
83,200$
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Admission

7%

Completion

93%
In-state tuition
49,892$
Monthly payments
182$
Earnings
104,700$
California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

Admission

8%

Completion

91%
In-state tuition
49,908$
Monthly payments
129$
Earnings
85,900$
Pomona College

Claremont, California

Admission

8%

Completion

95%
In-state tuition
51,075$
Monthly payments
142$
Earnings
58,100$
United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland

Admission

8%

Completion

91%
In-state tuition
No data
Monthly payments
No data
Earnings
No data
Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island

Admission

8%

Completion

95%
In-state tuition
53,419$
Monthly payments
171$
Earnings
67,500$
University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Admission

9%

Completion

94%
In-state tuition
56,034$
Monthly payments
169$
Earnings
68,100$
Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Admission

9%

Completion

94%
In-state tuition
52,678$
Monthly payments
186$
Earnings
69,000$
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Admission

9%

Completion

95%
In-state tuition
53,534$
Monthly payments
138$
Earnings
85,900$
United States Military Academy

West Point, New York

Admission

10%

Completion

86%
In-state tuition
No data
Monthly payments
No data
Earnings
No data
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Admission

10%

Completion

95%
In-state tuition
53,500$
Monthly payments
98$
Earnings
84,400$
Blue Hills Regional Technical School

Canton, Massachusetts

Admission

10%

Completion

63%
In-state tuition
No data
Monthly payments
95$
Earnings
63,300$
Claremont McKenna College

Claremont, California

Admission

10%

Completion

91%
In-state tuition
52,825$
Monthly payments
154$
Earnings
72,900$
Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

Admission

10%

Completion

96%
In-state tuition
53,368$
Monthly payments
158$
Earnings
75,500$
Dallas Nursing Institute

Richardson, Texas

Admission

11%

Completion

40%
In-state tuition
No data
Monthly payments
203$
Earnings
27,100$
Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Admission

11%

Completion

94%
In-state tuition
50,822$
Monthly payments
207$
Earnings
56,700$
Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Admission

11%

Completion

92%
In-state tuition
47,664$
Monthly payments
154$
Earnings
69,000$
United States Air Force Academy

USAF Academy, Colorado

Admission

12%

Completion

78%
In-state tuition
No data
Monthly payments
No data
Earnings
No data
Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Admission

13%

Completion

93%
In-state tuition
52,170$
Monthly payments
144$
Earnings
73,200$
Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Admission

13%

Completion

94%
In-state tuition
52,853$
Monthly payments
135$
Earnings
77,200$
Amherst College

Amherst, Massachusetts

Admission

13%

Completion

94%
In-state tuition
54,310$
Monthly payments
138$
Earnings
65,000$

Admission

13%

Completion

86%
In-state tuition
45,100$
Monthly payments
157$
Earnings
64,900$

Admission

13%

Completion

88%
In-state tuition
51,936$
Monthly payments
170$
Earnings
No data
College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, Missouri

Admission

13%

Completion

70%
In-state tuition
19,130$
Monthly payments
No data
Earnings
32,500$
Bowdoin College

Brunswick, Maine

Admission

14%

Completion

95%
In-state tuition
51,848$
Monthly payments
198$
Earnings
65,500$

Admission

14%

Completion

N/A
In-state tuition
19,375$
Monthly payments
243$
Earnings
58,400$
Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts

Admission

15%

Completion

94%
In-state tuition
53,550$
Monthly payments
154$
Earnings
59,000$
Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

Admission

15%

Completion

93%
In-state tuition
54,318$
Monthly payments
186$
Earnings
75,800$
Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Admission

15%

Completion

87%
In-state tuition
52,818$
Monthly payments
218$
Earnings
45,400$
Barnard College

New York, New York

Admission

15%

Completion

92%
In-state tuition
52,662$
Monthly payments
191$
Earnings
57,900$
Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, California

Admission

15%

Completion

95%
In-state tuition
54,636$
Monthly payments
250$
Earnings
88,800$
Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia

Admission

16%

Completion

94%
In-state tuition
52,300$
Monthly payments
165$
Earnings
93,500$
Colby College

Waterville, Maine

Admission

16%

Completion

90%
In-state tuition
53,120$
Monthly payments
204$
Earnings
58,100$
Rice University

Houston, Texas

Admission

16%

Completion

92%
In-state tuition
45,608$
Monthly payments
119$
Earnings
65,400$

Admission

16%

Completion

52%
In-state tuition
No data
Monthly payments
101$
Earnings
25,400$
University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

Admission

16%

Completion

92%
In-state tuition
54,259$
Monthly payments
235$
Earnings
74,000$
Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

Admission

16%

Completion

94%
In-state tuition
51,533$
Monthly payments
207$
Earnings
70,100$
University of California-Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Admission

16%

Completion

91%
In-state tuition
13,261$
Monthly payments
159$
Earnings
60,700$
Pitzer College

Claremont, California

Admission

16%

Completion

85%
In-state tuition
52,236$
Monthly payments
149$
Earnings
48,700$
Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

Admission

16%

Completion

91%
In-state tuition
52,804$
Monthly payments
179$
Earnings
54,700$

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