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Are Boston-area colleges more selective today? Yes, yes, yes!

You are correct if you feel that colleges are more selective today than "back in the day" when you (parents) applied to college. Northeastern University accepted 78% of applicants 20 years ago, but only 19 percent today! Take a look at these surprising statistics: COLLEGE 1998 Accept rate 2018 Accept rate UMass Amherst 74% 60% Boston College 40% 27% Colby College 34% 13% Boston University 79% 25% Tufts University