Difficulty of getting into top colleges

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Hello PF,
Can anyone tell me how hard it is for anyone to join MIT or Harvard for exemple in engineering or physics for graduate studies?
 

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Hard. (Not sure what else to say)
 
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According to gradschoolshopper.com, which is a resource for physics graduate schools, MIT's acceptance rate is 9.87%, and Harvard's is 11.3%, and also consider that only the top students apply (presumably). I don't know how else to quantify "how hard it is".
 
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According to gradschoolshopper.com, which is a resource for physics graduate schools, MIT's acceptance rate is 9.87%, and Harvard's is 11.3%, and also consider that only the top students apply (presumably). I don't know how else to quantify "how hard it is".
So fast answer : dont even try . Right ?
 
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If you don't apply, your "acceptance rate" is 0%, right? :biggrin:

However, considering you're only 17 (according to your profile), I think it is way too early to start stressing out over graduate school. First get into a university for undergraduate physics and see if you still even like physics after studying at that level for a couple of years.
 
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If you don't apply, your "acceptance rate" is 0%, right? :biggrin:

Yeah, but applying also costs money :frown:
 
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If you don't apply, your "acceptance rate" is 0%, right? :biggrin:

However, considering you're only 17 (according to your profile), I think it is way too early to start stressing out over graduate school. First get into a university for undergraduate physics and see if you still even like physics after studying at that level for a couple of years.
I have been accepted to AUB and will do what u said thanks
 

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