Special Report

The Hardest Colleges to Get Into

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10. Rice University
> Acceptance rate: 8.7%
> Median SAT score: 1,520
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1
> Average net price of attendance: $16,999
> Location: Houston, Texas

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9. Columbia University in the City of New York
> Acceptance rate: 5.5%
> Median SAT score: 1,505
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1
> Average net price of attendance: $23,306
> Location: New York, New York

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8. Duke University
> Acceptance rate: 7.6%
> Median SAT score: 1,525
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1
> Average net price of attendance: $27,020
> Location: Durham, North Carolina

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7. Yale University
> Acceptance rate: 6.1%
> Median SAT score: 1,515
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 4:1
> Average net price of attendance: $17,549
> Location: New Haven, Connecticut

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6. Princeton University
> Acceptance rate: 5.8%
> Median SAT score: 1,515
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 4:1
> Average net price of attendance: $11,317
> Location: Princeton, New Jersey

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