College admissions: The toughest university to get into in each state

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24/7 Wall St. reviewed admissions data across thousands of four-year, degree-granting institutions from the National Center for Education Statistics to identify the hardest university in each state to get into.

24/7 Wall St. reviewed admissions data across thousands of four-year, degree-granting institutions from the National Center for Education Statistics to identify the hardest university in each state to get into.

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Alabama: Birmingham Southern College • Location: Birmingham • Admission rate for 2018-2019: 56.7% • Applicants for 2018-2019: 3,636 • Undergraduates in 2018: 1,268 • Median SAT score: 1145 out of 1600 • Annual net cost of attendance: $50,440

Alabama: Birmingham Southern College
• Location: Birmingham
• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 56.7%
• Applicants for 2018-2019: 3,636
• Undergraduates in 2018: 1,268
• Median SAT score: 1145 out of 1600
• Annual net cost of attendance: $50,440

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Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks• Location: Fairbanks• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 76.1%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 1,683• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 6,429• Median SAT score: 1150 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $17,168.

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Arizona: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott• Location: Prescott• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 67.2%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 2,859• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 2,726• Median SAT score: 1240 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $49,912.

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Arkansas: Lyon College• Location: Batesville• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 49.9%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 1,741• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 655• Median SAT score: 1132 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $37,377.

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California: California Institute of Technology• Location: Pasadena• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 6.6%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 8,208• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 948• Median SAT score: 1560 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $65,874.

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Colorado: United States Air Force Academy• Location: USAF Academy• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 11.4%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 10,376• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 4,336• Median SAT score: 1300 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: N/A.

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Connecticut: Yale University• Location: New Haven• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 6.3%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 35,301• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 5,964• Median SAT score: 1520 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $68,950.

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Delaware: University of Delaware• Location: Newark• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 66.4%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 27,691• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 19,956• Median SAT score: 1230 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $25,210.

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Florida: University of Miami• Location: Coral Gables• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 32.1%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 34,281• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 11,117• Median SAT score: 1325 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $62,810.

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Georgia: Emory University• Location: Atlanta• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 18.5%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 27,559• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 7,086• Median SAT score: 1435 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $65,080.

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Hawaii: Brigham Young University-Hawaii• Location: Laie• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 44.8%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 2,970• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 3,176• Median SAT score: 1172 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $17,178.

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Idaho: Northwest Nazarene University• Location: Nampa• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 70.9%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 1,046• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 1,483• Median SAT score: 1130 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $38,203.

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Illinois: University of Chicago• Location: Chicago• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 7.3%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 32,283• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 6,632• Median SAT score: 1530 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $72,717.

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Indiana: University of Notre Dame• Location: Notre Dame• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 17.7%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 20,371• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 8,617• Median SAT score: 1445 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $67,043.

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Iowa: Grinnell College• Location: Grinnell• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 24.4%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 7,349• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 1,716• Median SAT score: 1410 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $63,438.

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Kansas: Sterling College• Location: Sterling• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 40.5%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 1,587• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 648• Median SAT score: 985 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $35,102.

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Kentucky: Alice Lloyd College• Location: Pippa Passes• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 27.8%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 4,720• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 644• Median SAT score: 985 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $23,827.

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Louisiana: Tulane University of Louisiana• Location: New Orleans• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 17.3%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 38,816• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 7,920• Median SAT score: 1410 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $66,896.

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Maine: Colby College• Location: Waterville• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 13.1%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 12,313• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 2,000• Median SAT score: 1420 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $65,824.

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Maryland: Johns Hopkins University• Location: Baltimore• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 11.5%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 29,776• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 6,064• Median SAT score: 1510 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $67,603.

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Massachusetts: Harvard University• Location: Cambridge• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 4.7%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 42,749• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 9,950• Median SAT score: 1525 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $66,900.

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Michigan: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor• Location: Ann Arbor• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 22.8%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 64,917• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 30,318• Median SAT score: 1415 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $28,652.

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Minnesota: Carleton College• Location: Northfield• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 19.8%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 7,092• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 2,097• Median SAT score: 1445 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $66,490.

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Mississippi: Mississippi College• Location: Clinton• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 38.4%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 2,216• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 3,232• Median SAT score: 1180 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $30,695.

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Missouri: Washington University in St Louis• Location: Saint Louis• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 15%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 31,320• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 7,751• Median SAT score: 1520 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $69,754.

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Montana: Rocky Mountain College• Location: Billings• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 58.4%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 1,521• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 897• Median SAT score: 1030 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $37,687.

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Nebraska: Midland University• Location: Fremont• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 52.1%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 1,886• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 1,721• Median SAT score: 994 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $41,473.

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Nevada: University of Nevada-Las Vegas• Location: Las Vegas• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 82%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 11,612• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 25,282• Median SAT score: 1135 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $16,964.

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New Hampshire: Dartmouth College• Location: Hanover• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 8.7%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 22,033• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 4,418• Median SAT score: 1495 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $69,474.

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New Jersey: Princeton University• Location: Princeton• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 5.5%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 35,370• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 5,428• Median SAT score: 1500 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $64,390.

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New Mexico: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology• Location: Socorro• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 23.2%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 1,740• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 1,412• Median SAT score: 1290 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $20,727.

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New York: Columbia University in the City of New York• Location: New York• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 5.9%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 40,572• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 8,216• Median SAT score: 1490 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $71,972.

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North Carolina: Duke University• Location: Durham• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 8.9%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 35,786• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 6,682• Median SAT score: 1460 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $69,847.

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North Dakota: Minot State University• Location: Minot• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 50.1%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 1,040• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 2,915• Median SAT score: 1122 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $15,483.

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Ohio: Case Western Reserve University• Location: Cleveland• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 29.3%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 26,642• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 5,261• Median SAT score: 1430 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $63,216.

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Oklahoma: University of Tulsa• Location: Tulsa• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 40.8%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 8,526• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 3,267• Median SAT score: 1295 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $56,173.

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Oregon: Reed College• Location: Portland• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 35%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 5,957• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 1,483• Median SAT score: 1405 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $67,235.

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Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania• Location: Philadelphia• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 8.4%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 44,491• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 11,851• Median SAT score: 1490 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $69,340.

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Puerto Rico: University of Puerto Rico-Carolina• Location: Carolina• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 31.6%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 2,639• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 3,392• Median SAT score: 1022 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $13,283.

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Rhode Island: Brown University• Location: Providence• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 7.7%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 35,437• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 7,043• Median SAT score: 1488 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $68,106.

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South Carolina: Clemson University• Location: Clemson• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 47.2%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 28,845• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 19,669• Median SAT score: 1305 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $28,545.

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South Dakota: Augustana University• Location: Sioux Falls• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 65.4%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 2,201• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 1,807• Median SAT score: 1180 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $40,681.

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Tennessee: Vanderbilt University• Location: Nashville• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 9.6%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 34,313• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 6,861• Median SAT score: 1505 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $64,654.

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Texas: Rice University• Location: Houston• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 11.1%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 20,923• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 3,992• Median SAT score: 1535 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $60,518.

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Utah: Brigham Young University-Provo• Location: Provo• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 64.5%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 11,205• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 31,441• Median SAT score: 1310 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $17,801.

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Vermont: Middlebury College• Location: Middlebury• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 16.7%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 9,227• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 2,564• Median SAT score: 1415 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $66,332.

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Virginia: Washington and Lee University• Location: Lexington• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 21.2%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 5,855• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 1,829• Median SAT score: 1420 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $64,700.

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Washington: University of Washington-Seattle Campus• Location: Seattle• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 48.7%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 45,907• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 32,099• Median SAT score: 1305 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $24,498.

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West Virginia: Davis & Elkins College• Location: Elkins• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 37%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 2,495• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 793• Median SAT score: 1000 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $41,055.

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Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin-Madison• Location: Madison• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 51.7%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 42,727• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 31,705• Median SAT score: 1365 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $25,121.

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Wyoming: University of Wyoming• Location: Laramie• Admission rate for 2018-2019: 96%• Applicants for 2018-2019: 5,293• Undergraduates in fall 2018: 9,998• Median SAT score: 1165 out of 1600• Annual net cost of attendance: $19,615.

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