If you got into one of these colleges on the list pat yourself on the back because they were just named the Hardest Colleges in America to Get Into in 2023 by Niche.

If one of these colleges or universities is your dream school don’t let this list deter you from applying!

Niche used The acceptance rates and SAT/ACT test score data from the U.S. Department of Education to determine the rankings. A large percentage (80%) of the ranking was based on acceptance rate.

It doesn’t really come as a shock that the eight ivy league institutions made the cut as these are often viewed as the most prestigious of universities.

So where did they fall on the list? And where did the two that reside in our state land? Check out the top twenty hardest colleges list below: