3 Best Ivy League Schools Ranked By Selectivity

2. Columbia University

Acceptance rate in 2023: 6.1%

Acceptance rate in 2024: 5.1%

Columbia University was founded in 1754 and has often been ranked by various educational publications to be among the best universities not just in the US, but across the world as well. A lot of major scientific breakthroughs have been achieved in this university including the first nuclear fission reaction in America, and has the third largest private research library in the U.S. 125 Pulitzer Price recipients, 96 Nobel Laureats and even 33 Academy Award winners have graduated from the Columbia University.

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