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US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking. The average acceptance rate of US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking is 27.94% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 29.25%.
Harvard University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 5.01% and University of Chicago has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 73.59% among US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021.
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Admission Stats Comparison Between US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
3 Stanford University45,227 (23,801/21,426) 2,349 (1,127/1,222) 1,606 (778/828) 5% (5%/6%) 68% (69%/4%)
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology20,075 (13,528/6,547) 1,457 (702/755) 1,070 (542/528) 7% (5%/12%) 73% (77%/8%)
5 California Institute of Technology8,007 (5,707/2,300) 536 (282/254) 225 (127/98) 7% (5%/11%) 42% (45%/4%)
6 Harvard University40,248 (20,036/20,212) 2,015 (974/1,041) 1,407 (674/733) 5% (5%/5%) 70% (69%/4%)
7 Princeton University32,835 (16,782/16,053) 1,848 (907/941) 1,154 (584/570) 6% (5%/6%) 62% (64%/4%)
8 Yale University35,220 (16,409/18,811) 2,299 (1,185/1,114) 1,264 (656/608) 7% (7%/6%) 55% (55%/3%)
10 University of Chicago34,350 (15,670/18,680) 2,510 (1,295/1,215) 1,847 (975/872) 7% (8%/7%) 74% (75%/5%)
12 Johns Hopkins University30,115 (13,961/16,154) 3,330 (1,551/1,779) 1,405 (673/732) 11% (11%/11%) 42% (43%/5%)
12 University of Pennsylvania42,205 (21,197/21,008) 3,789 (1,789/2,000) 2,321 (1,071/1,250) 9% (8%/10%) 61% (60%/6%)
15 University of California-Berkeley88,062 (42,794/45,268) 15,390 (6,574/8,816) 6,117 (2,852/3,265) 17% (15%/19%) 40% (43%/7%)
16 Columbia University in the City of New York40,462 (18,488/21,974) 2,695 (1,276/1,419) 1,521 (727/794) 7% (7%/6%) 56% (57%/4%)
17 University of California-Los Angeles108,870 (49,938/58,932) 15,602 (6,702/8,900) 6,386 (2,528/3,858) 14% (13%/15%) 41% (38%/7%)
18 Duke University39,639 (20,180/19,459) 3,068 (1,558/1,510) 1,580 (805/775) 8% (8%/8%) 51% (52%/4%)
19 Cornell University51,500 (26,848/24,652) 5,514 (2,457/3,057) 3,249 (1,481/1,768) 11% (9%/12%) 59% (60%/7%)
20 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor65,021 (33,386/31,635) 16,974 (8,084/8,890) 6,879 (3,263/3,616) 26% (24%/28%) 41% (40%/11%)
24 Carnegie Mellon University26,189 (15,887/10,302) 4,524 (2,117/2,407) 1,637 (818/819) 17% (13%/23%) 36% (39%/8%)
25 Northwestern University39,263 (18,990/20,273) 3,654 (1,670/1,984) 1,901 (867/1,034) 9% (9%/10%) 52% (52%/5%)
27 New York University80,210 (32,389/47,821) 16,918 (7,165/9,753) 6,701 (2,989/3,712) 21% (22%/20%) 40% (42%/8%)
28 University of Washington-Seattle Campus43,778 (20,432/23,346) 24,456 (10,315/14,141) 7,027 (3,033/3,994) 56% (50%/61%) 29% (29%/17%)
30 University of California-San Diego100,062 (46,017/54,045) 36,634 (16,647/19,987) 6,447 (3,085/3,362) 37% (36%/37%) 18% (19%/6%)
34 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus40,852 (27,625/13,227) 8,719 (5,090/3,629) 3,260 (1,933/1,327) 21% (18%/27%) 37% (38%/10%)
39 The University of Texas at Austin57,241 (27,660/29,581) 18,290 (7,598/10,692) 8,459 (3,479/4,980) 32% (27%/36%) 46% (46%/17%)
43 University of Wisconsin-Madison45,915 (23,029/22,886) 26,286 (12,595/13,691) 7,306 (3,467/3,839) 57% (55%/60%) 28% (28%/17%)
50 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign43,473 (24,716/18,757) 27,520 (14,408/13,112) 7,529 (4,041/3,488) 63% (58%/70%) 27% (28%/19%)
52 University of California-Santa Barbara90,961 (40,690/50,271) 33,384 (14,184/19,200) 4,847 (1,995/2,852) 37% (35%/38%) 15% (14%/6%)
53 Brown University36,793 (15,050/21,743) 2,822 (1,394/1,428) 1,756 (838/918) 8% (9%/7%) 62% (60%/4%)
54 Washington University in St Louis27,949 (13,312/14,637) 4,477 (2,102/2,375) 1,804 (845/959) 16% (16%/16%) 40% (40%/7%)
56 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill41,773 (17,435/24,338) 10,445 (4,340/6,105) 4,445 (1,732/2,713) 25% (25%/25%) 43% (40%/11%)
59 University of California-Davis76,897 (34,985/41,912) 35,645 (14,427/21,218) 6,144 (2,276/3,868) 46% (41%/51%) 17% (16%/9%)
64 Purdue University-Main Campus57,510 (35,423/22,087) 38,619 (22,332/16,287) 8,982 (5,246/3,736) 67% (63%/74%) 23% (23%/17%)
66 University of Southern California59,712 (27,831/31,881) 9,618 (4,630/4,988) 3,460 (1,638/1,822) 16% (17%/16%) 36% (35%/6%)
71 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities38,237 (18,779/19,458) 26,628 (12,773/13,855) 5,966 (2,808/3,158) 70% (68%/71%) 22% (22%/16%)
71 Ohio State University-Main Campus49,087 (24,581/24,506) 33,619 (16,168/17,451) 8,679 (4,099/4,580) 68% (66%/71%) 26% (25%/19%)
74 Boston University61,007 (24,882/36,125) 12,254 (5,107/7,147) 2,914 (1,174/1,740) 20% (21%/20%) 24% (23%/5%)
81 Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusNo admission statistics available for the school.
82 University of Maryland-College Park32,147 (15,622/16,515) 16,382 (7,887/8,495) 4,347 (2,236/2,111) 51% (50%/51%) 27% (28%/13%)
84 Emory University28,211 (11,372/16,839) 5,407 (2,246/3,161) 1,344 (559/785) 19% (20%/19%) 25% (25%/5%)
86 Rice University23,455 (12,031/11,424) 2,555 (1,281/1,274) 993 (522/471) 11% (11%/11%) 39% (41%/4%)
93 Michigan State University45,426 (21,668/23,756) 34,663 (16,136/18,526) 8,389 (3,861/4,528) 76% (74%/78%) 24% (24%/19%)
96 University of California-Irvine97,938 (44,729/53,209) 29,301 (13,232/16,069) 5,765 (2,632/3,133) 30% (30%/30%) 20% (20%/6%)
99 Dartmouth College21,392 (10,366/11,026) 1,972 (984/988) 1,057 (537/520) 9% (9%/9%) 54% (55%/5%)
Average48,683 (23,606/23,606)13,604 (6,332/7,272)3,980 (1,861/2,119)27.94% (26.8%/30.8%)29.25% (29.4%/29.1%)
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SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,353 and 75th percentile is 1,515 for US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 700 and the average SAT Math score is 734.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking. The following table compares SAT Scores between US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking for academic year 2020-2021.
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SAT Score Comparison Between US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
3Stanford University72%
(1,156)
700770720800
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology77%
(822)
730780780800
5California Institute of Technology45%
(101)
740780790800
6Harvard University72%
(1,007)
720780740800
7Princeton University71%
(816)
710770740800
8Yale University70%
(891)
720780740800
10University of Chicago41%
(758)
730770770800
12Johns Hopkins University61%
(854)
720760750800
12University of Pennsylvania65%
(1,501)
710770750800
15University of California-Berkeley82%
(5,032)
650740660790
16Columbia University in the City of New York66%
(1,009)
720770740800
17University of California-Los AngelesTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
18Duke University60%
(954)
720770750800
19Cornell University73%
(2,361)
680750720790
20University of Michigan-Ann Arbor64%
(4,393)
660740680780
24Carnegie Mellon University76%
(1,241)
700760760800
25Northwestern University58%
(1,108)
700760730790
27New York University64%
(4,277)
670740700800
28University of Washington-Seattle Campus81%
(5,692)
590700610753
30University of California-San Diego89%
(5,723)
620710650770
34Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus71%
(2,321)
670740700790
39The University of Texas at Austin79%
(6,701)
610720600750
43University of Wisconsin-Madison27%
(1,968)
610690650770
50University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign75%
(5,630)
590690610770
52University of California-Santa Barbara82%
(3,957)
620710610750
53Brown University71%
(1,239)
710770730790
54Washington University in St Louis37%
(661)
720760760800
56University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill49%
(2,176)
640730640760
59University of California-Davis90%
(5,509)
570670590730
64Purdue University-Main Campus82%
(7,349)
580680590740
66University of Southern California66%
(2,292)
660740680790
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities14%
(858)
600700640760
71Ohio State University-Main Campus36%
(3,140)
590690620740
74Boston University70%
(2,045)
640720670780
81Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
82University of Maryland-College Park77%
(3,363)
630720640760
84Emory University61%
(815)
680740700790
86Rice University59%
(588)
710770750800
93Michigan State University80%
(6,697)
550640550660
96University of California-Irvine91%
(5,235)
600680630750
99Dartmouth College57%
(605)
710770730790
Average65.67% 663.59736.67 688.97778.03

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

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ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 89 and 75th percentile is 103 for US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 32, the average ACT English score is 33, and the average ACT Math score is 31.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking. The following table compares ACT Scores between US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking for academic year 2020-2021.
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ACT Score Comparison Between US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
3Stanford University45%
(725)
3135 33363035
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology42%
(445)
3436 35363436
5California Institute of Technology34%
(77)
3536 35363536
6Harvard University45%
(634)
3335 35363135
7Princeton University45%
(524)
3235 34363135
8Yale University46%
(583)
3335 34363135
10University of Chicago36%
(657)
3435 35363135
12Johns Hopkins University36%
(503)
3436 34363235
12University of Pennsylvania35%
(820)
3335 34363135
15University of California-Berkeley41%
(2,482)
3035 27352734
16Columbia University in the City of New York46%
(695)
3335 34363135
17University of California-Los AngelesTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
18Duke University61%
(956)
3435 35363235
19Cornell University36%
(1,161)
3235 34353035
20University of Michigan-Ann Arbor48%
(3,277)
3134 32352934
24Carnegie Mellon University35%
(575)
3335 33363335
25Northwestern University55%
(1,053)
3335 34363135
27New York University27%
(1,796)
3134 0000
28University of Washington-Seattle Campus28%
(1,943)
2733 26352632
30University of California-San Diego34%
(2,191)
2834 26352733
34Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus51%
(1,648)
3135 31352935
39The University of Texas at Austin47%
(4,005)
2633 25352532
43University of Wisconsin-Madison78%
(5,697)
2732 25332631
50University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign50%
(3,753)
2733 26342633
52University of California-Santa Barbara38%
(1,865)
2834 26342631
53Brown University43%
(755)
3335 34363035
54Washington University in St Louis67%
(1,210)
3335 34353035
56University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill52%
(2,331)
2833 28352632
59University of California-Davis33%
(2,024)
2533 23322329
64Purdue University-Main Campus46%
(4,115)
2533 24342633
66University of Southern California41%
(1,427)
3034 32352834
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities91%
(5,422)
2531 24322530
71Ohio State University-Main Campus80%
(6,973)
2632 26342631
74Boston University33%
(959)
3034 30352733
81Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
82University of Maryland-College Park22%
(946)
3034 30352733
84Emory University39%
(529)
3134 0000
86Rice University41%
(405)
3436 34363235
93Michigan State University36%
(3,042)
2329 22302228
96University of California-Irvine30%
(1,728)
2633 25332631
99Dartmouth College43%
(452)
3235 33363035
Average44.51% 30.2834.13 30.3234.92 28.7033.54

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

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Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking based on academic year 2020-2021 data.
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Application Requirements Comparison Between US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
3 Stanford University
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5 California Institute of Technology
6 Harvard University
7 Princeton University
8 Yale University
10 University of Chicago
12 Johns Hopkins University
12 University of Pennsylvania
15 University of California-Berkeley
16 Columbia University in the City of New York
17 University of California-Los Angeles
18 Duke University
19 Cornell University
20 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
24 Carnegie Mellon University
25 Northwestern University
27 New York University
28 University of Washington-Seattle Campus
30 University of California-San Diego
34 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
39 The University of Texas at Austin
43 University of Wisconsin-Madison
50 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
52 University of California-Santa Barbara
53 Brown University
54 Washington University in St Louis
56 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
59 University of California-Davis
64 Purdue University-Main Campus
66 University of Southern California
71 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
71 Ohio State University-Main Campus
74 Boston University
81 Pennsylvania State University-Main CampusInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
82 University of Maryland-College Park
84 Emory University
86 Rice University
93 Michigan State University
96 University of California-Irvine
99 Dartmouth College

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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