How Cambridge ranks up against other towns
Most competitive colleges
Record-numbers of rejections are bound to happen at prestigious private Universities like Harvard and M.I.T.
Cambridge just happens to be home to schools that students really, really want to go to. Competitive schools attract the most-ambitious people. Next time you're in a coffee shop or bar in Cambridge, take a moment to look around. You might be standing next to the next Mark Zuckerberg.
Harvard Square near Harvard University is bustling at dusk on a summer evening.