Business Insider recently published a list of the most elite boarding schools in America. The ranking was based on three metrics weighted equally: endowment, acceptance rate, and average SAT score. Here we’ve re-ranked the schools based solely on acceptance rate to determine which boarding schools are the country’s most selective.
Despite Phillips Exeter Academy’s title as the No. 1 most elite boarding school for the second year in a row, it comes in at No. 8 on this list with a 19% acceptance rate, tied with Milton Academy. The Groton School, the No. 5 most elite boarding school, is tied with The Thacher School as the most selective, each with an acceptance rate of 12%.
Read on to see the 16 most selective boarding schools in America.
Additional reporting by Andy Kiersz.