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Best tech colleges are harder than ever to get in

Carolyn Duffy Marsan | Jan. 4, 2013
Results from the early application rounds at the nation's best technical colleges indicate that it will be another excruciatingly difficult year for high school seniors to get accepted into top-notch undergraduate computer science and engineering programs.

--Applied: 1,064

--Accepted: 246

--Acceptance Rate: 23%

Carnegie Mellon has two rounds of binding early decision admissions: the first group was notified Dec. 15 and the second group will be notified on Jan. 15. Carnegie Mellon's early applications are up 12% from last year, when the comparable acceptance rate was 34%.

8. Georgia Institute of Technology

--Applied: 9,000

--Accepted: 4,950

--Acceptance Rate: 55%

Georgia Tech has a non-binding early action admissions program. The number of early applications received by Georgia Tech is up 6% from last year. Georgia Tech deferred 21% of applicants to the regular admissions decision round.


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