Every year, colleges become more competitive. The top colleges in the country are not growing as quickly as the number of qualified applicants, which leads acceptance rates to shrink year after year. Click here to see acceptance rates for the 100 most selective colleges in the United States.

This is why it is more crucial than ever to make your student’s application stand out.

For a more in-depth look at trends in this year’s college admissions, read our State of Admissions 2018.