Special Report

The Hardest Colleges to Get Into

30. Tufts University
> Acceptance rate: 14.9%
> Median SAT score: 1,465
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1
> Average net price of attendance: $30,744
> Location: Medford, Massachusetts

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29. University of Notre Dame
> Acceptance rate: 15.8%
> Median SAT score: 1,475
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1
> Average net price of attendance: $33,025
> Location: Notre Dame, Indiana

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28. Georgetown University
> Acceptance rate: 14.4%
> Median SAT score: 1,465
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
> Average net price of attendance: $28,909
> Location: Washington, District of Columbia

27. Claremont McKenna College
> Acceptance rate: 10.3%
> Median SAT score: 1,435
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1
> Average net price of attendance: $22,161
> Location: Claremont, California

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26. University of Southern California
> Acceptance rate: 11.4%
> Median SAT score: 1,445
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1
> Average net price of attendance: $29,528
> Location: Los Angeles, California

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