Choosing a college can be overwhelming for high school students when there seems to be a never-ending list of options. Some schools are small, some are big, there are urban campuses, rural campuses, and some schools are private and some are state schools, the list goes on and on.
If you are unsure of where to even apply to, here is a list of the top ten schools on the east coast generated by myKlovr. It can be beneficial to apply to schools that will challenge you academically and personally.
1. Harvard University
Location: Cambridge, MA
Total Enrollment: 20,324
Acceptance Rate: 5%
Harvard University was founded on September 8, 1636, and named after its first benefactor, John Harvard.
The first graduation ceremony for Harvard University was in 1642, honoring nine graduates.
2. Yale University
Location: New Haven, CT
Total Enrollment: 12,458
Acceptance Rate: 6%
Yale University was founded in 1701 and named after Elihu Yale.
The most popular majors at Yale University are Cellular and Molecular Biology, History, Science and Government, and Psychology.
3. Princeton University
Location: Princeton, NJ
Total Enrollment: 8,181
Acceptance Rate: 7%
Princeton University was founded in 1746 and named after the town the college is located in, Princeton, New Jersey.
The school colors are black and orange and the school mascot is a Tiger.
The table below shows the other schools on the top ten list.
|Ranking||School||Type of School||Total Enrollment||Location||Acceptance Rate||Setting|
|4||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||University||11,376||Boston, MA||8%||Urban|
|5||Columbia University||University||25,084||New York, NY||6%||Urban|
|6||Brown University||University||9,781||Providence, RI||9%||Urban|
|7||Duke University||University||15,928||Durham, NC||11%||Suburban|
|8||Dartmouth College||University||6,409||Hanover, NH||11%||Rural|
|9||Cornell University||University||22,319||Ithaca, NY||14%||Rural|
|10||Williams College||Liberal Arts||2,134||Williamstown, MA||18%||Rural|
MyKlovr created this top ten list by taking the average of the rankings from The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, College Raptor, Education Corner, and Niche.