The above picture shows the ranking of various IITs according to QS world ranking. No doubt IITs are some of the best institutes in the world but there are many universities which are better than IITs in the world. Best part about these universities is that getting into them is easier compared to IITs. If you compare the acceptance rate of various good universities, they rank far higher than IITs. What we mean to say is if 1.5 lakh students are taking GATE in a particular stream, then the number of students who get accepted in all old IITs put together is around 300. This means the acceptance rate is 0.2 percent. Remember this is the collective acceptance rate of all premier IITs put together. Now let’s see the acceptance rates of best universities in the US.

Best universities in the U.S. – Acceptance rates for 2020

As expected, the best unis in the United States also have the lowest acceptance rates in the country but they are still far better than IITs. Hence, a lot of students apply in the US and the universities have very strict admission standards but there is no need of going through any kind of competitive exam like GATE. A simple exam like GRE is sufficient which tests quantitative and verbal ability. There are many good universities which don’t even require GRE/GMAT score.

Just keep in mind that the universities with low acceptance rates aren’t necessarily the right ones for you. This is your education, not a popularity contest. It’s more important to find an academic programme that you’re interested in and speaks for your interests and future career. We are here to help you shortlist the universities suitable for you.

Here are the acceptance rates for the best universities in the U.S.:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – 6.7%
  2. Stanford University – 4.34%
  3. Harvard University – 4.92%
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) – 8%
  5. University of Chicago – 7.9%
  6. University of Pennsylvania – 10%
  7. Yale University – 7%
  8. Columbia University – 6.1%
  9. Princeton University – 6.5%
  10. Cornell University – 15%
  11. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor – 26%
  12. Johns Hopkins University – 14%
  13. Northwestern University – 28%
  14. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) – 17%
  15. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – 17%
  16. New York University (NYU) – 32%
  17. University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – 30.2%
  18. Duke University – 7.6%
  19. Carnegie Mellon University – 15.4%
  20. Brown University – 9.3%

Acceptance rates of other good universities in the U.S. are given below.

If the numbers at top U.S. universities seem too low, here are a few universities with higher acceptance rates that we recommend:

There are hundreds of good universities across the world with a very good acceptance rate, even though we have shown only a few universities in the US. These figures show that the number of applicants for these universities are far lesser compared to IITs.

What is stopping you?

When your ultimate dream is to study from a good university, then why not apply to one of these universities? The major hurdle here we have is lack of guidance and lack of financial support.

We, at Game of visas, have a team of experts who could guide you in this journey right from the day you decide to go abroad till the day you land up in your dream university. We will help you in shortlisting the colleges, preparing the documents like LORs, SOPs, scholarship essays and visa documents. Now let’s look at the financial hurdle.

Most Indian students come from a middle class family and cannot afford the fee and living expenses. Does that mean that you won’t be able to go abroad? No, there are many banks and financial organizations willing to give non collateral loans to students. The loan amount will cover all the expenses like tuition fee, living expenses, travel, books, laptop etc. Now this is the best opportunity for you to grab. Someone else is confident in you and willing to invest in your career. Now do you think that banks are dumb to invest in you without knowing that you will pay back. They know very well that you will get a job and pay back the loan with interest. This is what they learnt from past experience. This simply says that there are plenty of jobs for students going abroad. You might be a bit scared to take a big loan for the first time in your life. When you compare it with the salaries in India, it is big but when you are going to earn in dollars, it will not be a big deal. Most of the students are able to clear the loan within 6 months of getting a job. We will be able to help you get the best loan at the least interest possible. In fact we will negotiate with the banks on your behalf. Now the times have changed and many financial institutions are competing to give loans to the students and this situation works best for the students. So our suggestion is that you should go for MS abroad without further delay and we are there to help you at every step in your journey towards your dream.