Ivy League colleges are notoriously tough to get into.
Their acceptance rates range from 5.2% to 12.5%, and former Ivy League admissions directors say it's harder than ever to gain acceptance to the schools.
So you might be surprised to learn that other schools have even lower acceptance rates.
Business Insider listed schools that are even more selective than some of the Ivies, according to statistics provided on the class of 2021* admission rates from school websites.
*The rates for the University of Chicago and California Institute of Technology reflect class of 2020, as rates for the class of 2021 are not yet publicly provided.
To start, here's the ranking of Ivy League schools by their class of 2021 selectivity:
But even more selective than some of the schools on this list are ...
Claremont McKenna College — 10.35%
Located in Southern California, Claremont is a small liberal-arts college. Its acceptance rate is lower than those of Cornell and Dartmouth.
US Military Academy — 9.4%
Also referred to as "West Point" or "Army," cadets enrolled have their tuition paid by the US Army. In return, they have an active-duty service obligation. Its admission rate is lower than the rates for Dartmouth and Cornell.
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