The results are in: Harvard leads the pack of the most selective schools for the class of 2014, with an admissions rate of 6.9 percent -- down from 7 percent last year.
In Harvard's wake are Stanford, Yale and Princeton, all of which admitted less than nine percent of prospective students. Out of all the schools on our list, only Yale saw a decrease in applications from last year, of about a half a percent. Otherwise, this was another cutthroat year for applicants: Harvard and Stanford drew more than 30,000 applications each, and the number of students applying to Princeton, Duke, the University of Pennsylvania and Brown increased by up to 20 percent.
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