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Posted by Chris Zhang

July 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM

College Admissions Acceptance Rate College

The first thing many people look at when considering colleges is their acceptance rate. A school's acceptance rate is commonly considered a determinant of its quality. The lower the acceptance rate, the better the college is. However, this isn't true all the time. Due to admission strategies like being test-optional or not having any supplements, a college can deflate their acceptance rate. Some schools also have low acceptance rates unrelated to academic excellence of their admitted students. However, lower acceptance rates are a good general indicator of a college's quality. When you look at Harvard's 4.7% acceptance rate, you'll probably think Harvard's quality is better than a college with an 80% acceptance rate. In this article, we'll discuss which colleges have the lowest acceptance rates and why certain schools have such a low acceptance rate.

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