Special Report

The Hardest Colleges to Get Into

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25. Colby College
> Acceptance rate: 9.7%
> Median SAT score: 1,450
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 10:1
> Average net price of attendance: $17,777
> Location: Waterville, Maine

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24. Williams College
> Acceptance rate: 12.6%
> Median SAT score: 1,480
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1
> Average net price of attendance: $19,480
> Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts

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23. Franklin W Olin College of Engineering
> Acceptance rate: 15.7%
> Median SAT score: 1,510
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 6:1
> Average net price of attendance: $20,540
> Location: Needham, Massachusetts

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22. Carnegie Mellon University
> Acceptance rate: 15.4%
> Median SAT score: 1,510
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 5:1
> Average net price of attendance: $34,508
> Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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21. Swarthmore College
> Acceptance rate: 8.9%
> Median SAT score: 1,460
> Student-to-faculty ratio: 7:1
> Average net price of attendance: $19,184
> Location: Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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