RANKED: Ivy League universities from most to least selective

Harvard University Crimson Football StudentsJared Wickerham/Getty ImagesKarl Marback #90 of the Harvard Crimson celebrates on the field following their 31-24 win against the Yale Bulldogs at Harvard Stadium in their 131st meeting on November 22, 2014.

While tens of thousands of potential students apply to each Ivy League university every year, only a handful get accepted.

Harvard University has the lowest admissions rate of all the Ivies, only taking 5.33% of students for the Class of 2019. This year, however, Columbia University overtook Yale University to become the second-most competitive school in the Ivy League.

Here are the admissions rates of all the Ivy League university for the Class of 2019, ranked from lowest to highest:

  1. Harvard University — 5.33%
  2. Columbia University — 6.1%
  3. Yale University — 6.49%
  4. Princeton University — 6.99%
  5. Brown University — 8.49%
  6. University of Pennsylvania — 9.9%
  7. Dartmouth College — 10.3%
  8. Cornell University — 14.9%

However, Stanford University — which is not in the Ivy League — remains the most selective university in America, with a 5.05% admissions rate for the Class of 2019.

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