2016 College Admission Rates
Admission rates for super-selective colleges are headed in one direction: Down. Stanford, with the most competitive admissions in the country, this year edged below the 5 percent mark for the first time. Harvard's rate, second-lowest among major colleges, hovers right above that threshold. The sortable table below includes selected top schools with data available as of April 1, but please check back, as the list will be updated. The admission rates for 2016 are preliminary. Read the story: Applied to Stanford for Harvard? You probably didn't get in. Admit rates drop, again.
SOURCE: Common Data Set, student newspapers, colleges and universities. GRAPHIC: Nick Anderson - The Washington Post. Published April 5, 2016.