Special Report

The Hardest Colleges to Get Into

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40. New York University
> Acceptance rate: 16.2%
> Median SAT score: 1,440
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1
> Average net price of attendance: $39,772
> Location: New York, New York

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39. Hamilton College
> Acceptance rate: 16.4%
> Median SAT score: 1,445
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1
> Average net price of attendance: $25,440
> Location: Clinton, New York

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38. University of California-Los Angeles
> Acceptance rate: 12.3%
> Median SAT score: 1,415
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1
> Average net price of attendance: $14,279
> Location: Los Angeles, California

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37. Northeastern University
> Acceptance rate: 18.1%
> Median SAT score: 1,465
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
> Average net price of attendance: $31,093
> Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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36. Emory University
> Acceptance rate: 15.6%
> Median SAT score: 1,445
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1
> Average net price of attendance: $23,734
> Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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