*2021 admit rate; Princeton declined to release its 2022 rate to “tamp down the anxiety of applicants”
* 2021 acceptance rate; Penn declined to release its 2022 acceptance rate.
**The chance of any one applicant being accepted to USC plummeted from 69% in 1980 to less than 17% in 2016.
Many public flagship state universities are especially competitive for out-of-state students. The chart below illustrates the selectivity of some of the nation’s top public flagship institutions:
|Overall 2022 Admit Rate||In-State||Out-of-State|
|University of Texas-Austin||28.7%||100% automatic admits|
~10% non-auto admits
|University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill||16.8%||43.1%||8.2%|
|University of Virginia||19%||28%||15%|