[Ed. – This is supposed to be surprise?]
It looks like sky-high SAT scores, a 4.0 GPA, and stellar letters of recommendation aren’t enough to gain admission to some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities. On Tuesday night the eight schools that are part of the Ivy League posted admissions decisions, crushing the dreams of tens of thousands of high school seniors.
Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Yale University managed to reject plenty of hyper-qualified students. But it turns out that the most selective school in the nation isn’t in the Ivy League, and it’s not on the East Coast.
Get ready for some California love because Stanford University is the toughest college to get into in the nation. Yes, harder to get into than Harvard.
A whopping 42,487 students—the most in Stanford university history—applied for a seat in the school’s class of 2019. Only 2,144 (5.05 percent) of the applicants were offered a spot as a freshman.