Inside the world’s most exclusive university, where the acceptance rate is just 1.5%

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Ive League universities are notoriously hard to get into, but compared to the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), they might as well be open to everyone.

Located in Pilani, India, the flagship BITS campus boasts an acceptance rate of just 1.47%, according to 2012 data, which makes it the most exclusive university in the world.

Here’s what it’s all about.

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Out of the more than 180,000 people that apply to BITS Pilani each year to be first-year undergrads — primarily in engineering and the sciences — only around 2,600 people get accepted.

Source: Business Standard

The private university routinely ranks as one of the top schools in India and the premier one for engineering. In 2017, it placed third in Career360’s ranking of Indian universities.

Source: Careers360

“BITS symbolizes the maturing of Indian technical ability and ‘can-do’ entrepreneurial spirit, especially as derived from the private sector,” the school states on its website.

Source: BITS Pilani

See the rest of the story at Business Insider


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