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30 Of The World's Most Exclusive Universities

Interest January 23, 2019 By Hugo

Getting accepted to these esteemed learning establishments isn't easy. Even a 4.0-grade point average wouldn't be enough. In fact, to have any chance at all, you will be required to possess an awe-inspiring SAT score, a long list of extracurricular activities and perhaps most importantly, a family who can afford the extortionate tuition and accommodation fees.

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Of course, there are always scholarships on offer, but competition for them is fierce, with even the brightest kids in the country unable to be guaranteed a place at some of these schools. Thus, to give you better insight into these uber-competitive colleges, we've compiled a list of the hardest universities to get into, some of which have been calculated by the lowest acceptance rates and the highest SAT and ACT test scores based from data gathered in 2018. 

The list is in no particular oder.

1. Harvey Mudd College

Opened in 1957, Harvey Mudd College's reputation hasn't always been stellar. When it first opened, the classrooms were temporary, while professors even went as far as opening up their homes to students to accommodate the space shortage.

Over 60 years later, however, and Harvey Mudd now has an acceptance rate of only 13%, with only 800 students on its books at one time. One of the seven Claremont Colleges, Harvey Mudd is one of the most esteemed liberal arts colleges in America.

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