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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 24.25% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 30.65%.
California Institute of Technology has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 3.92% and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 86.23% 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 2021-2022.
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Admission Stats Comparison Between US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
3 Stanford University 55,471 (28,332/27,139) 2,190 (1,068/1,122) 1,757 (861/896) 4% (4%/4%) 80% (81%/3%)
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 33,240 (21,672/11,568) 1,365 (665/700) 1,177 (604/573) 4% (3%/6%) 86% (91%/5%)
5 California Institute of Technology 13,026 (9,059/3,967) 510 (260/250) 270 (149/121) 4% (3%/6%) 53% (57%/3%)
6 Harvard University 57,786 (26,981/30,805) 2,318 (1,100/1,218) 1,951 (925/1,026) 4% (4%/4%) 84% (84%/3%)
7 Princeton University 37,601 (18,737/18,864) 1,647 (781/866) 1,290 (619/671) 4% (4%/5%) 78% (79%/4%)
8 Yale University 47,240 (20,441/26,799) 2,509 (1,170/1,339) 1,786 (799/987) 5% (6%/5%) 71% (68%/4%)
10 University of Chicago 37,974 (17,513/20,445) 2,460 (1,254/1,206) 2,053 (1,067/986) 6% (7%/6%) 83% (85%/5%)
12 Johns Hopkins University 39,515 (17,214/22,301) 2,972 (1,256/1,716) 1,420 (606/814) 8% (7%/8%) 48% (48%/4%)
12 University of Pennsylvania 56,332 (26,640/29,692) 3,304 (1,505/1,799) 2,418 (1,103/1,315) 6% (6%/6%) 73% (73%/4%)
15 University of California-Berkeley 112,843 (53,561/59,282) 16,295 (6,325/9,970) 6,931 (2,956/3,975) 14% (12%/17%) 43% (47%/7%)
16 Columbia University in the City of New York 61,110 (25,463/35,647) 2,524 (1,231/1,293) 1,641 (808/833) 4% (5%/4%) 65% (66%/2%)
17 University of California-Los Angeles 139,489 (64,199/75,290) 15,028 (6,207/8,821) 6,584 (2,432/4,152) 11% (10%/12%) 44% (39%/6%)
18 Duke University 49,703 (23,096/26,607) 2,927 (1,309/1,618) 1,744 (777/967) 6% (6%/6%) 60% (59%/4%)
19 Cornell University 67,380 (33,488/33,892) 5,852 (2,613/3,239) 3,718 (1,670/2,048) 9% (8%/10%) 64% (64%/6%)
20 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 79,743 (40,378/39,365) 16,071 (7,224/8,847) 7,290 (3,277/4,013) 20% (18%/22%) 45% (45%/10%)
24 Carnegie Mellon University 32,896 (19,878/13,018) 4,453 (2,122/2,331) 1,896 (912/984) 14% (11%/18%) 43% (43%/8%)
25 Northwestern University 47,636 (21,781/25,855) 3,321 (1,452/1,869) 2,086 (925/1,161) 7% (7%/7%) 63% (64%/4%)
27 New York University 95,517 (36,596/58,921) 12,380 (4,614/7,766) 6,097 (2,330/3,767) 13% (13%/13%) 49% (50%/6%)
28 University of Washington-Seattle Campus 48,840 (21,187/27,653) 26,121 (9,831/16,290) 7,252 (2,901/4,351) 53% (46%/59%) 28% (30%/16%)
30 University of California-San Diego 118,386 (56,143/62,243) 40,493 (18,010/22,483) 7,544 (3,356/4,188) 34% (32%/36%) 19% (19%/7%)
34 Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 44,048 (29,768/14,280) 7,030 (3,993/3,037) 3,453 (1,996/1,457) 16% (13%/21%) 49% (50%/10%)
39 The University of Texas at Austin 66,077 (31,417/34,626) 18,994 (7,756/11,233) 9,060 (3,686/5,374) 29% (25%/32%) 48% (48%/16%)
43 University of Wisconsin-Madison 53,781 (26,091/27,690) 32,459 (14,690/17,769) 8,465 (3,787/4,678) 60% (56%/64%) 26% (26%/17%)
50 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 47,593 (26,955/20,638) 28,395 (14,609/13,786) 8,297 (4,459/3,838) 60% (54%/67%) 29% (31%/19%)
52 University of California-Santa Barbara 105,641 (47,941/57,700) 30,824 (12,472/18,352) 4,900 (1,951/2,949) 29% (26%/32%) 16% (16%/5%)
53 Brown University 46,568 (18,032/28,536) 2,568 (1,276/1,292) 1,705 (859/846) 6% (7%/5%) 66% (67%/3%)
54 Washington University in St Louis 33,634 (15,252/18,382) 4,373 (2,060/2,313) 1,980 (910/1,070) 13% (14%/13%) 45% (44%/6%)
56 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 50,729 (20,277/30,452) 10,348 (3,996/6,352) 4,690 (1,736/2,954) 20% (20%/21%) 45% (43%/10%)
59 University of California-Davis 87,120 (40,703/46,417) 42,475 (18,118/24,357) 7,482 (3,071/4,411) 49% (45%/52%) 18% (17%/10%)
64 Purdue University-Main Campus 59,436 (36,163/23,273) 40,898 (22,847/18,051) 10,278 (5,972/4,306) 69% (63%/78%) 25% (26%/19%)
66 University of Southern California 71,031 (31,418/39,613) 8,884 (4,293/4,591) 3,668 (1,737/1,931) 13% (14%/12%) 41% (40%/5%)
71 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 35,905 (16,639/19,266) 26,295 (11,476/14,819) 6,883 (2,915/3,968) 73% (69%/77%) 26% (25%/21%)
71 Ohio State University-Main Campus 58,180 (27,987/30,193) 33,269 (15,518/17,751) 8,423 (3,889/4,534) 57% (55%/59%) 25% (25%/15%)
74 Boston University 75,778 (29,240/46,538) 14,129 (6,704/7,425) 4,011 (1,750/2,261) 19% (23%/16%) 28% (26%/5%)
82 University of Maryland-College Park 50,183 (24,074/26,109) 26,109 (11,507/14,602) 6,072 (2,873/3,199) 52% (48%/56%) 23% (25%/12%)
84 Emory University 33,435 (12,736/20,699) 4,364 (1,801/2,563) 1,494 (598/896) 13% (14%/12%) 34% (33%/4%)
86 Rice University 29,544 (14,761/14,783) 2,802 (1,355/1,447) 1,226 (596/630) 9% (9%/10%) 44% (44%/4%)
93 Michigan State University 50,630 (23,320/27,310) 42,150 (18,823/23,327) 9,225 (4,300/4,925) 83% (81%/85%) 22% (23%/18%)
96 University of California-Irvine 107,950 (50,928/57,022) 31,110 (13,432/17,678) 6,489 (2,603/3,886) 29% (26%/31%) 21% (19%/7%)
99 Dartmouth College 28,356 (13,256/15,100) 1,750 (871/879) 1,221 (598/623) 6% (7%/6%) 70% (69%/4%)
Average59,184 (27,983/27,983)14,349 (6,440/7,909)4,398 (1,984/2,414)24.25% (23.0%/28.3%)30.65% (30.8%/30.5%)
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SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,388 and 75th percentile is 1,527 for US Colleges In Top 100 World Ranking. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 713 and the average SAT Math score is 744.
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 2021-2022.
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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 University 15%
(271)
720770750800
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology Test Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
5California Institute of Technology Test Scores are required to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
6Harvard University 54%
(1,049)
730780750800
7Princeton University 56%
(719)
720770740800
8Yale University 54%
(965)
730780750800
10University of Chicago 49%
(1,011)
740780770800
12Johns Hopkins University Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
12University of Pennsylvania 49%
(1,183)
720770760800
15University of California-Berkeley Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
16Columbia University in the City of New York 43%
(704)
720770750800
17University of California-Los Angeles Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
18Duke University 47%
(823)
725765743793
19Cornell University 41%
(1,517)
700760750800
20University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Test Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
24Carnegie Mellon University 48%
(905)
710760770800
25Northwestern University 43%
(906)
720770750800
27New York University 23%
(1,383)
700770750800
28University of Washington-Seattle Campus Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
30University of California-San Diego Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
34Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 53%
(1,824)
630730680770
39The University of Texas at Austin 56%
(5,059)
620730610770
43University of Wisconsin-Madison 15%
(1,279)
640720680780
50University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 43%
(3,583)
640730680780
52University of California-Santa Barbara Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
53Brown University 51%
(869)
720770740800
54Washington University in St Louis 25%
(501)
730770760800
56University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2%
(108)
570680570700
59University of California-Davis Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
64Purdue University-Main Campus 62%
(6,405)
590690600740
66University of Southern California 31%
(1,151)
690750720790
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 7%
(496)
640730670760
71Ohio State University-Main Campus 21%
(1,773)
620700630740
74Boston University 32%
(1,293)
660740700780
82University of Maryland-College Park 34%
(2,072)
650730680780
84Emory University 37%
(547)
690750730790
86Rice University 46%
(560)
720770770800
93Michigan State University 48%
(4,384)
550650550670
96University of California-Irvine Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
99Dartmouth College 47%
(577)
710770730790
Average39.03% 679.48746.72 708.03780.45

*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 91 and 75th percentile is 102 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 2021-2022.
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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 University 11%
(186)
3435 35363133
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology Test Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
5California Institute of Technology Test Scores are required to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
6Harvard University 31%
(604)
3336 35363235
7Princeton University 35%
(451)
3335 34363135
8Yale University 35%
(625)
3335 35363135
10University of Chicago 35%
(711)
3335 34363135
12Johns Hopkins University Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
12University of Pennsylvania 30%
(732)
3335 35363335
15University of California-Berkeley Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
16Columbia University in the City of New York 28%
(464)
3435 35363235
17University of California-Los Angeles Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
18Duke University 46%
(810)
3335 34363235
19Cornell University 20%
(735)
3335 34353135
20University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Test Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
24Carnegie Mellon University 22%
(416)
3335 34363336
25Northwestern University 39%
(805)
3435 35363235
27New York University 9%
(569)
3235 0000
28University of Washington-Seattle Campus Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
30University of California-San Diego Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
34Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus 36%
(1,235)
3034 30352934
39The University of Texas at Austin 26%
(2,366)
2733 25352633
43University of Wisconsin-Madison 55%
(4,677)
2632 24332531
50University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 24%
(1,985)
2934 29352834
52University of California-Santa Barbara Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
53Brown University 30%
(518)
3335 35363135
54Washington University in St Louis 41%
(806)
3335 34363135
56University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 12%
(543)
2227 20262227
59University of California-Davis Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
64Purdue University-Main Campus 31%
(3,149)
2633 25342633
66University of Southern California 19%
(698)
3235 34353035
71University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 41%
(2,855)
2732 25342632
71Ohio State University-Main Campus 64%
(5,370)
2632 25342631
74Boston University 13%
(531)
3134 32352834
82University of Maryland-College Park 9%
(559)
3034 27342734
84Emory University 27%
(409)
3234 0000
86Rice University 29%
(359)
3435 35363235
93Michigan State University 16%
(1,438)
2329 22302228
96University of California-Irvine Test Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
99Dartmouth College 30%
(369)
3335 34363135
Average29.10% 30.7633.93 30.9634.78 29.2233.70

*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 2021-2022 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 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
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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