The hardest college to get into in every region in America

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Ranked 10th overall, Vanderbilt is the hardest school to get into in the South. Vanderbilt University/Facebook

Academic review site recently published a college ranking list of the hardest schools
to get into in each of America’s 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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

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