Schools Ranked by Acceptance RatePage 2

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 winter 2013-14 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.

RankSchoolStudent to
Faculty Ratio
Graduation
Rate
Retention
Rate
Acceptance
Rate
Enrollment
Rate
Institutional
Aid Rate
Default
Rate
101

University of Illinois at Springfield

13 to 143%74%60%36%86%7%
102

Avila University

14 to 149%70%61%18%99%8%
103

Chatham University

10 to 150%77%61%25%97%2%
104

St Catherine University

11 to 154%79%61%24%99%N/A
105

University of South Carolina-Columbia

18 to 173%87%61%33%63%N/A
106

Appalachian State University

16 to 169%87%63%39%34%5%
107

Eastern New Mexico University

18 to 129%58%63%46%44%N/A
108

McKendree University

14 to 148%75%63%38%100%8%
109

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

17 to 161%73%63%37%97%7%
110

Oklahoma Christian University

16 to 149%85%63%43%97%6%
111

Saint John Fisher College

13 to 173%83%63%21%100%4%
112

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

18 to 173%89%63%21%55%N/A
113

Caldwell College

11 to 153%73%64%17%96%7%
114

Clarkson University

15 to 173%87%64%18%99%2%
115

Eastern University

13 to 155%80%64%39%100%9%
116

King University

12 to 152%69%64%35%81%6%
117

Philadelphia University

13 to 158%75%64%16%98%4%
118

Saint Louis University

12 to 170%87%64%19%88%5%
119

St Andrews University

12 to 146%70%64%31%97%N/A
120

Temple University

14 to 166%89%64%37%73%6%
121

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

18 to 154%84%64%28%62%N/A
122

Anderson University

16 to 141%73%65%35%99%4%
123

Eastern Mennonite University

10 to 164%77%65%33%99%4%
124

Misericordia University

13 to 169%81%65%32%99%N/A
125

Mississippi State University

19 to 161%79%65%44%66%8%
126

New Jersey Institute of Technology

13 to 158%86%65%36%47%5%
127

Northwood University-Michigan

11 to 154%83%65%32%100%N/A
128

Savannah College of Art and Design

18 to 168%81%65%31%95%9%
129

Spring Arbor University

12 to 157%76%65%21%100%6%
130

University of Delaware

15 to 180%92%65%26%51%4%
131

Florida Gulf Coast University

22 to 144%77%66%39%17%6%
132

Greenville College

11 to 150%73%66%24%97%7%
133

Gwynedd Mercy University

14 to 166%82%66%26%100%8%
134

Lakeland College

15 to 151%70%66%37%98%6%
135

Lindenwood University

17 to 145%71%66%61%90%4%
136

Minnesota State University-Mankato

24 to 149%74%66%38%23%N/A
137

University of Southern Mississippi

17 to 145%72%66%43%72%12%
138

Valley Forge Christian College

14 to 142%74%66%50%91%11%
139

Bemidji State University

23 to 148%67%67%35%34%9%
140

Lesley University

11 to 146%79%67%18%96%4%
141

Mississippi College

15 to 153%68%67%46%97%6%
142

Mount St Mary's University

13 to 166%78%67%13%100%N/A
143

Quinnipiac University

12 to 176%85%67%13%86%1%
144

Albertus Magnus College

14 to 161%93%68%28%83%7%
145

Midland University

8 to 149%62%68%32%99%8%
146

Milwaukee School of Engineering

14 to 156%83%68%37%97%5%
147

Mount Mercy University

14 to 173%82%68%42%85%6%
148

Texas A & M University-Commerce

18 to 145%67%68%33%48%N/A
149

The University of Findlay

14 to 156%76%68%38%100%N/A
150

Troy University

17 to 135%74%68%51%38%13%
151

University of Memphis

14 to 143%76%68%52%34%N/A
152

AIB College of Business

20 to 161%N/A69%63%93%N/A
153

Charleston Southern University

15 to 136%65%69%26%99%9%
154

Texas A & M University-College Station

23 to 179%91%69%47%58%N/A
155

University of Charleston

14 to 146%66%69%30%100%8%
156

University of Minnesota-Crookston

19 to 144%69%69%40%86%N/A
157

Buena Vista University

10 to 153%69%70%27%98%8%
158

John Brown University

15 to 165%82%70%38%95%5%
159

Northwest Christian University

12 to 146%54%70%37%100%4%
160

Ouachita Baptist University

12 to 160%76%70%32%99%7%
161

Regis University

8 to 158%82%70%25%98%3%
162

Vanguard University of Southern California

15 to 152%76%70%38%97%5%
163

Champlain College

14 to 158%79%71%17%92%6%
164

Judson University

10 to 150%72%71%39%99%6%
165

Marywood University

13 to 165%81%71%28%100%7%
166

Oregon Institute of Technology

21 to 144%74%71%18%61%5%
167

University of Louisville

11 to 153%78%71%44%58%10%
168

University of Mobile

13 to 149%77%71%42%92%4%
169

University of Nebraska at Omaha

17 to 142%75%71%54%52%N/A
170

Viterbo University

12 to 147%81%71%25%99%5%
171

Bryan College of Health Sciences

10 to 156%83%72%86%20%4%
172

Elmhurst College

13 to 174%78%72%26%88%2%
173

Endicott College

14 to 171%81%72%24%89%3%
174

Keystone College

11 to 142%71%72%40%97%10%
175

King's College

13 to 166%76%72%25%100%11%
176

Malone University

11 to 159%71%72%33%100%6%
177

Northwest Missouri State University

23 to 150%66%72%31%90%10%
178

Rider University

12 to 166%79%72%16%97%7%
179

Thomas College

22 to 143%65%72%35%98%9%
180

Trine University

15 to 151%74%72%21%97%9%
181

Truman State University

17 to 172%87%72%41%98%4%
182

Molloy College

10 to 166%89%73%21%92%4%
183

Roberts Wesleyan College

13 to 161%86%73%35%100%5%
184

The College of Saint Scholastica

15 to 168%84%73%33%99%N/A
185

University of Great Falls

12 to 130%69%73%17%96%9%
186

Ashland University

9 to 156%74%74%29%97%5%
187

Coastal Carolina University

17 to 146%63%74%27%29%11%
188

Duquesne University

14 to 177%88%74%31%100%N/A
189

Mercy College of Ohio

7 to 168%86%74%34%51%6%
190

Mount St Mary's College

12 to 164%79%74%33%100%N/A
191

Point Park University

13 to 150%76%74%23%97%11%
192

Rasmussen College-Florida

16 to 128%71%74%52%16%N/A
193

Saint Anselm College

11 to 174%85%74%18%96%2%
194

Union University

8 to 164%94%74%32%100%4%
195

University of North Dakota

19 to 155%75%74%59%48%4%
196

West Texas A & M University

19 to 140%66%74%38%36%N/A
197

University of Scranton

11 to 182%90%75%13%92%4%
198

William Woods University

10 to 156%74%75%31%99%5%
199

Aurora University

15 to 158%73%76%34%100%6%
200

DeSales University

15 to 170%85%76%21%99%3%

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