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Schools Difficulty of getting into top colleges

  1. Apr 12, 2016 #1
    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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  3. Apr 12, 2016 #2

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    Hard. (Not sure what else to say)
  4. Apr 12, 2016 #3
    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".
  5. Apr 12, 2016 #4
    So fast answer : dont even try . Right ?
  6. Apr 12, 2016 #5


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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.
  7. Apr 12, 2016 #6
    Yeah, but applying also costs money :frown:
  8. Apr 12, 2016 #7
    I have been accepted to AUB and will do what u said thanks
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