Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is better known as MIT. Known for its science and engineering programs, MIT attracts highly qualified applicants each year. MIT boasts a 99% acceptance rate and an average freshman retention rate of 96%. Despite its stringent admissions process, MIT boasts a diverse student body which is comprised of over half women students. Its also ranked among one of the best schools for value by US News & World Report’s 2018 rankings.
Since 1701, Yale University has been one of America’s most prestigious and competitive universities. Located just outside New Haven, Connecticut, Yale features one of world’s largest libraries—featuring a number of rare books and manuscripts—and offers hundreds of programs across its 12 schools. Yale boasts such notable alumni as author Jhumpa Lahiri, talk show host David Letterman and musician James Taylor.