Special Report

25 Best Colleges in America

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5. California Institute of Technology
> Admission rate for 2018-2019: 6.6% (applicants: 8,208, accepted: 543)
> Avg. annual earnings of students 10 years after enrollment: $106,300
> Median debt at graduation: $8,700
> Annual net cost of attendance: $27,438
> Avg. SAT score: 1566 out of 1600
> Location: Pasadena, CA

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4. Princeton University
> Admission rate for 2018-2019: 5.5% (applicants: 35,370, accepted: 1,940)
> Avg. annual earnings of students 10 years after enrollment: $116,300
> Median debt at graduation: $9,850
> Annual net cost of attendance: $18,712
> Avg. SAT score: 1503 out of 1600
> Location: Princeton, NJ

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3. Harvard University
> Admission rate for 2018-2019: 4.7% (applicants: 42,749, accepted: 2,024)
> Avg. annual earnings of students 10 years after enrollment: $139,100
> Median debt at graduation: $13,875
> Annual net cost of attendance: $18,030
> Avg. SAT score: 1520 out of 1600
> Location: Cambridge, MA

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2. Stanford University
> Admission rate for 2018-2019: 4.4% (applicants: 47,452, accepted: 2,071)
> Avg. annual earnings of students 10 years after enrollment: $141,300
> Median debt at graduation: $11,341
> Annual net cost of attendance: $16,779
> Avg. SAT score: 1497 out of 1600
> Location: Stanford, CA

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1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
> Admission rate for 2018-2019: 6.7% (applicants: 21,706, accepted: 1,464)
> Avg. annual earnings of students 10 years after enrollment: $153,600
> Median debt at graduation: $12,500
> Annual net cost of attendance: $20,465
> Avg. SAT score: 1545 out of 1600
> Location: Cambridge, MA