Which is harder; Amherst or Harvard

<p>I heard Amherst was so difficult to get accepted into. Do you think it is just as hard to get into Amherst as it is to get into Harvard?</p>

<p>I know Harvard is a more prestigious university, but Amherst is such a small school.</p>

<p>Harvard's applicant pool is saturated by hoards of Americans from all over the country, and internationals from all over the world, applying simply because they can. Setting aside this dilution, the pool is as strong is it can get.</p>

<p>Amherst, on the other hand, has a more self-selecting applicant pool, made up mostly of students who desire a very specific set of ideals and qualities that they know Amherst embodies. Amherst's pool, too, suffers from the dilution of candidates throwing applications to HYP+AW, but these serve only to strengthen the competition instead of throwing it into confusion.</p>

<p>I would say admission to Harvard is more difficult, if only because their admission office is burdened with the painful task of sorting through so many applications for so few spots that it is extremely easy for a candidate to be passed over without due consideration.</p>

<p>Harvard is indisputably more difficult to get into.</p>

<p>They're both tough; but, certainly, Harvard is generally more difficult to get accepted to.</p>

<p>harvard for sure</p>

<p>Harvard is more difficult in general, but plenty of people admitted to Harvard have been rejected by Amherst.</p>



<p>"You" would say? Anyone with half a brain would say this....</p>


Anyone applying to a college is being self-selecting. </p>

<p>It amazes me that the OP would ask a question with such an obvious answer.</p>

<p>Really, troll? How very condescending of you.</p>

<p>He's retaliating because I made the assertion, using a similar choice of words, that MIT is indisputably superior to Columbia SEAS. And, it is--indisputably.</p>

<p>Best</a> Undergraduate Engineering Programs - Best Colleges - Education - US News and World Report
Rankings</a> - Best Engineering Schools - Graduate Schools - Education - US News and World Report</p>

<p>Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical : MIT 1/Fu ??
Biological / Agricultural : --/--
Biomedical / Bioengineering : MIT 6/Fu ??
Chemical : MIT 1/Fu ??
Civil : MIT 7/Fu ??
Electrical / Electronic / Communications : MIT 1/Fu ??
Environmental / Environmental Health: MIT 10/Fu ??
Industrial / Manufacturing: --/--
Materials: MIT 1/Fu ??
Mechanical: MIT 1/Fu ??
Nuclear: MIT 3/Fu ??</p>

<p>how do you equate my statement (Harvard is harder to get into-- which anyone would agree with, with being retaliation? </p>

<p>BTW, MIT is better than Columbia FU, so I don't get your point?</p>

<p>take this elsewhere</p>

<p>Thank you, clicheusername57.</p>

<p>yes, this is a friendly space. We don't need hostile posters.</p>