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East Coast Bias: How Ivy League College Acceptance Rates Rank For 2020

Ivy League colleges are known for their outstanding service to higher education in American, but which school stands tallest in terms of admission competitiveness in 2020?

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Ivy League colleges are known for their outstanding service to higher education in American, but which school stands tallest in terms of admission competitiveness in 2020?

Ivy League Salaries

Does it pay to go to take you or your child’s academic talents to Harvard or Yale, or are tuition costs simply not worth the anticipated return on investment?

Absent a substantial financial aid package, an Ivy League education will cost students a pretty penny. So, are the costs associated with tuition, room and board worth the end result of an Ivy League degree?

The answer seems fairly clear. A 2014 study by The Washington Post broke down expected median annual earnings for Ivy League students and non-Ivy League students 10 years after graduating. 

According to the data, Ivy League graduates earn $70,000 in annual salary, compared to $34,000 for their non-Ivy League graduate counterparts.

In addition, the 90th percentile and higher of wage earners 10 years after graduating take in $200,000 versus roughly $70,000. From the top down, an Ivy League education seems to pay dividends years after graduating.

The following are the overall acceptance rates for Ivy League colleges in 2020. 

Ivy League Acceptance Rates 2020

Rankings represent a ratio of applications accepted to applications received for respective Ivy League colleges.

  1. Harvard: 5.2% acceptance rate
  2. Columbia: 6.2% acceptance rate
  3. Yale: 6.3% acceptance rate
  4. Princeton: 6.6% acceptance rate
  5. Brown: 9% acceptance rate
  6. Penn: 9.5% acceptance rate
  7. Dartmouth: 10.2% acceptance
  8. Cornell: 14.5% acceptance rate

With online classes taking precedent for many of these prestigious Ivy League colleges, take a look at Benzinga's guide the Best Columbia University Online Courses. As it may be very difficult to get accepted as a full-time student to an Ivy League college, taking an online course as easiest as signing up!