You hear all about the Ivies and the colleges that accept just two people into their programs. Who wants them anyway? Here are the real facts about admission selectivity.
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Less than one percent of colleges that accept less than 10% of those who apply
14.2% of colleges accept fewer than half of the students who apply
87.1% of colleges accept more than 90% of those who apply.
Source: U.S. Department of Education. Distribution of Colleges by Application Acceptance Rates. Data are for private, not-for-profit, four-year colleges.
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