The rankings were based on acceptance rates and SAT and ACT scores reported to the US Department of Education.
College acceptance rates received a weighted average of 60% in the ranking computation, and SAT/ACT scores received a weighted average of 40%.
Business Insider used Niche’s list to find out which college is the hardest to get into in the four main regions of the US: Northeast, South, Midwest, West.
Take a look below to see the hardest school to get into in every region of the US:
Northeast: Harvard University — Cambridge, Massachusetts
– Acceptance Rate: 5.8%
– Mid 50% SAT scores: 2120-2390
– Ranked No. 1 overall
South: Vanderbilt University — Nashville, Tennessee
– Acceptance Rate: 12.7%
– Mid 50% SAT scores: 2070-2330
– Ranked No. 10 overall
Midwest: University of Chicago — Chicago, Illinois
– Acceptance rate: 8.8%
– Mid 50% SAT scores: 2100-2360
– Ranked No. 8 overall
West: California University of Technology — Pasadena, California
– Acceptance rate: 8.2%
– Mid 50% SAT scores: 2090-2350
– Ranked No. 5 overall