Special Report

Hardest Colleges to Get Into

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25. Tufts University
> Acceptance rate: 14.9%
> SAT scores at 25th & 75th percentiles: 1,410 and 1,540
> Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
> Average net price of attendance: $26,825 per year
> Location: Medford, Massachusetts

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24. Swarthmore College
> Acceptance rate: 10.7%
> SAT scores at 25th & 75th percentiles: 1,380 and 1,540
> Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
> Average net price of attendance: $19,446 per year
> Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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23. Cornell University
> Acceptance rate: 12.7%
> SAT scores at 25th & 75th percentiles: 1,390 and 1,550
> Student to faculty ratio: 9:1
> Average net price of attendance: $28,890 per year
> Location: Ithaca, New York

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22. Carnegie Mellon University
> Acceptance rate: 22.2%
> SAT scores at 25th & 75th percentiles: 1,430 and 1,560
> Student to faculty ratio: 10:1
> Average net price of attendance: $30,847 per year
> Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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21. Dartmouth College
> Acceptance rate: 10.4%
> SAT scores at 25th & 75th percentiles: 1,430 and 1,560
> Student to faculty ratio: 7:1
> Average net price of attendance: $23,394 per year
> Location: Hanover, New Hampshire

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