Schools Ranked by Acceptance Rate

A college’s overall quality and prestige is in part determined by its selectivity, of which acceptance rate is an indicator. The acceptance rate figures are provided by the IPEDS database, a tool offered by the U.S. Department of Education. The data is for the fall 2012 entering undergraduate class.

IPEDS did not have acceptance rate figures for all of the colleges on our list. We did not, however, want to penalize those colleges without data. To that end, we simply excluded those schools from the rankings in this category.

Rank School FT to PT
Faculty Ratio
Institution
Fin. Aid Rate
Acceptance Rate Retention Rate Graduation Rate Accred.
Years
Default
Rate
Job Place. Rate  
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1101 E. 78th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55420-1554
(952) 851-0066

.08 to 1 0% N/A 100% 36% 38 18% N/A  
N/A

79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, California 94105
(415) 274-2200

0.22 to 1 6% N/A 71% 32% 16 11% N/A  
N/A

13180 Paramount Blvd.
South Gate, California 90280
(562) 408-6969

N/A 35% N/A N/A 75% 11 8% N/A  
N/A

5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley, Colorado 80632
(970) 330-8008

0.50 to 1 23% N/A 80% 22% 37 12% 88%  
N/A

1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, North Carolina 27253-8000
(336) 578-2002

0.36 to 1 25% N/A N/A 15% 45 0% 95%  
N/A

1704 South Slappey Boulevard
Albany, Georgia 31701
(229) 430-3500

N/A 3% N/A 76% 47% 40 2% N/A  
N/A

1601 Jefferson Streeet
Alexandria, Minnesota 56308
(320) 762-0221

1.63 to 1 30% N/A N/A 52% 34 0% 92%  
N/A

1801 N Cottonwood
Iola, Kansas 66749
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0.29 to 1 68% N/A 56% 28% 40 11% N/A  
N/A

22952 Alcalde Drive
Laguna Hills, California 92653-1337
(888) 384-0849

N/A 78% N/A N/A 0% 6 0% N/A  
N/A

665 Johnson St
Alpena, Michigan 49707
(989) 356-9021

0.79 to 1 24% N/A 55% 33% 51 10% 65%  
N/A

3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin, Texas 77511-4898
(281) 756-3500

0.60 to 1 6% N/A N/A 12% 55 13% N/A  
N/A

2011 S. Washington
Amarillo, Texas 79109
(806) 371-5000

1.00 to 1 22% N/A 52% 15% 81 13% N/A  
N/A

1700 Eastgate Dr
Garland, Texas 75041-5595
(972) 279-6511

0.60 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 33 0% N/A  
N/A

2700 N Belt Hwy Ste 201
Saint Joseph, Missouri 64506-2000
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N/A 0% N/A N/A 59% 8 0% N/A  
N/A

231 N. Martingale Rd., 6th Floor
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
(877) 701-3800

N/A 29% N/A N/A 32% 5 0% N/A  
N/A

111 W Congress St
Charles Town, West Virginia 25414
(877) 468-6268

N/A 11% N/A N/A 19% 8 5% N/A  
N/A

2260 South Xanadu Way
Aurora, Colorado 80014-6510
(303) 991-1575

N/A 0% N/A N/A 0% 9 0% N/A  
N/A

1200 Taylor Rd
Montgomery, Alabama 36117-3553
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N/A 100% N/A 75% 0% 25 6% N/A  
N/A

2660 Airport Rd Ste 780
Santa Teresa, New Mexico 88008
(575) 589-3158

N/A 0% N/A N/A 0% 11 0% N/A  
N/A

3500 South First
Lufkin, Texas 75902-1768
(936) 639-1301

N/A 23% N/A N/A 7% 44 0% N/A  
N/A

101 College Pky
Arnold, Maryland 21012-1895
(410) 777-2222

0.28 to 1 4% N/A N/A 15% 46 12% N/A  
N/A

1355 Highway 10 West
Anoka, Minnesota 55303
(763) 576-4700

N/A 0% N/A N/A 23% 15 5% N/A  
N/A

11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433-3470
(763) 433-1100

0.96 to 1 7% N/A 52% 16% 39 5% N/A  
N/A

1515 E Indian School Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85014
(954) 535-8678

N/A 0% N/A N/A 46% 5 0% N/A  
N/A

2323 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39232
(601) 362-9991

N/A 0% N/A N/A 46% 18 0% N/A  
N/A

2233 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 216-2600

N/A 13% N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834
(928) 317-6000

0.35 to 1 15% N/A N/A 17% 46 16% N/A  
N/A

1000 Iowa Street
Beebe, Arkansas 72012-1000
(501) 882-3600

1.85 to 1 37% N/A 64% 35% 43 0% N/A  
N/A

1600 South College Street
Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
(870) 508-6100

N/A 14% N/A N/A 57% 11 0% N/A  
N/A

7648 Victory Blvd
Newport, Arkansas 72112
(870) 512-7800

N/A 8% N/A N/A 41% 12 0% N/A  
N/A

720 S Colorado Blvd Ste 1150N
Denver, Colorado 80246
(800) 441-4746

N/A 0% N/A N/A 0% 21 0% N/A  
N/A

300 N Beaty St
Athens, Alabama 35611
(256) 233-8100

0.68 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 59 2% N/A  
N/A

1560 Metropolitan Pky SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310-4446
(404) 225-4400

N/A 5% N/A 67% 23% 43 0% N/A  
N/A

5100 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330-2699
(609) 625-1111

N/A 2% N/A 60% 18% 43 12% N/A  
N/A

511 W Citrus Edge St
Glendora, California 91740
(877) 816-6546

N/A 11% N/A N/A 0% 1 0% N/A  
N/A

1050 West Bristol Road
Flint, Michigan 48507-5508
(810) 766-4000

N/A 68% N/A N/A 13% 37 0% N/A  
N/A

2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-7893
(410) 462-8300

N/A 10% N/A N/A 4% 51 0% N/A  
N/A

4483 Duncan Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
(314) 454-7055

6.14 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 19 0% 100%  
N/A

245 NE 30th Road
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
(620) 792-2701

0.50 to 1 76% N/A N/A 28% 40 11% N/A  
N/A

201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
(225) 216-8000

N/A 2% N/A N/A 3% 10 0% N/A  
N/A

384 Northyards Blvd., Suite 190
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
(404) 237-7573

N/A 0% N/A N/A 28% 29 17% N/A  
N/A

12214 W Lakeshore Dr
Brimley, Michigan 49715
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N/A 52% N/A N/A 16% 19 0% N/A  
N/A

122 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 2116
(617) 217-9000

N/A 74% N/A 76% 47% 7 12% N/A  
N/A

16 Spiral Drive
Florence, Kentucky 41042
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N/A 1% N/A N/A 36% 21 0% N/A  
N/A

225 Pictoria Drive
Springdale, Ohio 45246
(513) 671-1920

N/A 8% N/A N/A 12% 6 0% N/A  
N/A

3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484
(425) 564-1000

N/A 11% N/A N/A 28% 44 0% N/A  
N/A

1000 Galvin Rd S
Bellevue, Nebraska 68005-3098
(402) 291-8100

0.28 to 1 50% N/A 50% 31% 37 4% N/A  
N/A

3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, Washington 98225-1599
(360) 752-7000

2.00 to 1 13% N/A N/A 49% 15 7% N/A  
N/A

400 Paramus Rd
Paramus, New Jersey 07652-1595
(201) 447-7200

N/A 0% N/A N/A 17% 42 8% N/A  
N/A

3 East 43 Street
New York, New York 10017
(212) 986-4343

N/A 92% N/A 52% 35% 21 0% N/A  
N/A

1603 Edwards Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58506-5587
(701) 224-5400

0.50 to 1 23% N/A N/A 41% 48 3% N/A  
N/A

6600-34th Avenue
Moline, Illinois 61265-5899
(309) 796-5000

0.69 to 1 19% N/A N/A 19% 63 18% 75%  
N/A

1410 Hwy 304 East
Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455
(870) 248-4000

N/A 8% N/A N/A 19% 17 12% 80%  
N/A

7418 NC Hwy 41 West
Dublin, North Carolina 28332
(910) 879-5500

0.70 to 1 10% N/A 35% 11% 38 0% 50%  
N/A

Broadway at 11th Street
Quincy, Illinois 62305-7005
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N/A N/A N/A N/A 55% 20 0% 100%  
N/A

180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, North Carolina 28731-4728
(828) 694-1700

N/A 16% N/A 57% 12% 41 0% N/A  
N/A

470 Cooper Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40506
(859) 246-6200

0.44 to 1 1% N/A N/A 19% 9 0% N/A  
N/A

6220 East Texas
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111-6922
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0.69 to 1 6% N/A 49% 13% 31 15% N/A  
N/A

16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 341-9800

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 58 0% N/A  
N/A

1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, Florida 32922
(321) 632-1111

0.26 to 1 9% N/A N/A 42% 49 9% N/A  
N/A

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, Iowa 51104
(515) 419-2656

1.36 to 1 94% N/A 69% 43% 69 6% 45%  
N/A

1055 Stewart Ave
Bethpage, New York 11714-3545
(516) 918-3600

N/A 15% N/A N/A 37% 18 12% N/A  
N/A

777 Elsbree St
Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395
(508) 678-2811

0.21 to 1 2% N/A N/A 16% 44 9% N/A  
N/A

240 E Morris Ave
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
(801) 300-4300

1.67 to 1 67% N/A N/A 0% 4 0% N/A  
N/A

765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, New Jersey 07738-1597
(732) 224-2345

N/A 3% N/A N/A 22% 42 11% N/A  
N/A

2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 242-6265

1.05 to 1 1% N/A N/A 57% 32 0% N/A  
N/A

225 E las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
(954) 201-7400

N/A 17% N/A 75% 28% 49 9% N/A  
N/A

3580 Wilshire blvd suite 400
Los Angeles, California 90010
(213) 484-8850

N/A 0% N/A N/A 15% 39 0% N/A  
N/A

465 Main Street, Suite 400
Buffalo, New York 14203
(716) 884-9120

0.26 to 1 26% N/A N/A 17% 12 0% 85%  
N/A

275 Swamp Rd
Newtown, Pennsylvania 18940-4106
(215) 968-8000

0.42 to 1 13% N/A N/A 11% 46 5% N/A  
N/A

250 New Rutherford Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925
(617) 228-2000

0.26 to 1 4% N/A N/A 11% 38 9% N/A  
N/A

601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068-1599
(609) 894-9311

0.09 to 1 3% N/A 60% 19% 42 0% N/A  
N/A

6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, California 95003
(831) 479-6100

N/A 0% N/A N/A 23% 53 7% N/A  
N/A

2820 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 300
San Diego, California 92108-3824
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N/A 59% N/A 89% 60% 34 0% N/A  
N/A

2800 West Gore Blvd
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505-6377
(580) 581-2200

1.23 to 1 39% N/A 57% 19% 41 10% N/A  
N/A

411 North Front Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910
(910) 362-7000

0.41 to 1 5% N/A N/A 20% 43 3% 95%  
N/A

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-3389
(888) 227-3552

N/A 100% N/A N/A 0% 17 3% N/A  
N/A

4522 Fredericksburg RD Suite A-18
San Antonio, Texas 78201
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N/A 10% N/A N/A 75% 26 0% N/A  
N/A

1227 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy
Shreveport, Louisiana 71105
(318) 629-2889

1.33 to 1 0% N/A 90% 43% 25 0% N/A  
N/A

125 College Dr
Casper, Wyoming 82601-4699
(307) 268-2110

1.32 to 1 37% N/A 61% 30% 54 12% N/A  
N/A

197 Franklin St
Auburn, New York 13021-3099
(315) 255-1743

0.25 to 1 12% N/A 51% 26% 49 0% 54%  
N/A

3030 North Dallas Ave
Lancaster, Texas 75134-3799
(972) 860-8201

N/A 5% N/A N/A 9% 35 11% N/A  
N/A

1105 Kelly Dr
Sanford, North Carolina 27330-9840
(919) 775-5401

0.54 to 1 1% N/A N/A 33% 42 0% N/A  
N/A

1200 S Main
McPherson, Kansas 67460-5740
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0.70 to 1 100% N/A 72% 45% 39 6% 87%  
N/A

3134 West Hwy 34
Grand Island, Nebraska 68802-4903
(308) 398-4222

N/A 28% N/A N/A 37% 34 12% 97%  
N/A

3300 Macon Tech Dr
Macon, Georgia 31206
(478) 757-3400

N/A 1% N/A 67% 19% 15 0% N/A  
N/A

411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, Missouri 65248-1198
(660) 248-6272

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
(505) 224-3000

0.44 to 1 20% N/A 58% 10% 36 6% 53%  
N/A

2600 NW College Way
Bend, Oregon 97701
(541) 383-7500

0.66 to 1 8% N/A 53% 19% 48 7% N/A  
N/A

6200 West Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, Texas 76549-4199
(254) 526-7161

0.12 to 1 10% N/A 58% 11% 45 0% N/A  
N/A

3506 Wards Rd
Lynchburg, Virginia 24502-2498
(434) 832-7600

N/A 5% N/A N/A 24% 45 0% N/A  
N/A

2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, Wyoming 82501
(800) 735-8418

0.48 to 1 53% N/A 52% 30% 38 17% N/A  
N/A

2697 Dean Dr Ste 100
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452-7431
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N/A 32% N/A N/A 55% 28 0% N/A  
N/A

3300 Century Ave N
White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
(651) 770-3200

1.37 to 1 0% N/A N/A 18% 18 7% N/A  
N/A

3000 College Heightts Blvd
Ridgecrest, California 93555-9571
(760) 384-6100

N/A 0% N/A N/A 9% 39 14% N/A  
N/A

25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, California 94545
(510) 723-6600

N/A 0% N/A N/A 20% 51 14% N/A  
N/A

1000 Main St
Chadron, Nebraska 69337-2690
(308) 432-6000

N/A 59% N/A 64% 42% 91 4% N/A  
N/A

3005 Highland Parkway
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-5683
(888) 556-8226

0.24 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

2221 E Northern Lights Blvd Ste 120
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 277-1000

0.30 to 1 14% N/A N/A 34% 26 0% N/A  
N/A

55 Paul Manafort Drive
New Britain, Connecticut 6053
(860) 515-3800

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 33 9% N/A  

Methodology

For each college, we gathered data for nine different metrics: the number of full-time faculty per part-time faculty member; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, job placement, and default rates; years accredited; and undergraduate tuition. Learn more