2012 Has Record-Low Admissions Rates

04/19/2012 09:11 am ET | Updated Jun 19, 2012

2012 was an extremely hard year to get into college.

Ivy league institutions such as Harvard and Yale posted record-low admissions rates, 5.9% and 6.8% respectively. Other competitive institutions also posted historically selective percentages.

Why the low numbers? It is because everyone is so incredible.

"We had another extraordinary applicant pool, and another challenging selection process," Yale's dean of undergraduate admissions Jeffrey Brenzel told CNN Money. "We could not make offers to a large number of immensely talented young men and women."

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