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.

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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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980 S Cobb Drive Dr SE
Marietta, Georgia 30060
(770) 975-4064

N/A 2% N/A 69% 12% 26 0% N/A  
N/A

4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, Oregon 97305
(503) 399-5000

0.34 to 1 12% N/A 61% 17% 42 11% N/A  
N/A

3520 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223-2690
(513) 569-1500

0.35 to 1 7% N/A 51% 15% 38 0% 96%  
N/A

1000 W Foothill Blvd
Glendora, California 91741-1899
(626) 963-0323

0.62 to 1 2% N/A N/A 32% 62 13% N/A  
N/A

177 Montgomery Road
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
(407) 831-9816

0.06 to 1 0% N/A 47% 40% 14 0% N/A  
N/A

521 Wall Street, Suite 100
Seattle, Washington 98121
(800) 426-5596

0.16 to 1 17% N/A N/A 25% 36 3% N/A  
N/A

137 S Post Rd
Shelby, North Carolina 28152-6224
(704) 669-6000

N/A 0% N/A N/A 28% 39 0% N/A  
N/A

136 Clinton Point Dr
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
(518) 562-4200

2.31 to 1 4% N/A 58% 20% 39 0% N/A  
N/A

4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004
(253) 589-5800

N/A 11% N/A N/A 34% 15 9% N/A  
N/A

417 Schepps Blvd
Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381
(800) 769-2811

0.40 to 1 5% N/A 43% 8% 27 12% 55%  
N/A

4190 W Highway 80
Douglas, Arizona 85607-9724
(520) 515-0500

0.33 to 1 23% N/A 55% 22% 45 20% N/A  
N/A

1385 S Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80222
(303) 300-8740

N/A 90% N/A N/A 54% 30 0% N/A  
N/A

3001 SW College Rd
Ocala, Florida 34474
(352) 873-5800

0.27 to 1 29% N/A N/A 37% 50 9% N/A  
N/A

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

0.32 to 1 8% N/A 60% 13% 82 0% 59%  
N/A

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, California 94402-3784
(650) 574-6161

N/A 4% N/A N/A 12% 62 12% N/A  
N/A

315 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
(208) 733-9554

0.80 to 1 42% N/A N/A 19% 46 10% N/A  
N/A

8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, Maryland 20646-0910
(301) 934-2251

0.32 to 1 4% N/A N/A 11% 45 9% N/A  
N/A

6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164
(702) 651-5000

N/A 10% N/A N/A 9% 39 14% N/A  
N/A

1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, Texas 77591-2499
(409) 938-1211

0.95 to 1 24% N/A 58% 11% 45 0% 30%  
N/A

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, Idaho 83687
(208) 562-3000

N/A 17% N/A N/A 14% 2 0% N/A  
N/A

9801 N. Metro Parkway East
Phoenix, Arizona 85051
(602) 257-7522

N/A 0% N/A N/A 68% 9 0% N/A  
N/A

901 Pier View Drive
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
(208) 528-7696

N/A 0% N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

802 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601-0233
(800) 621-8559

N/A 9% N/A N/A 22% 40 14% N/A  
N/A

8000 East Maplewood Avenue
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-0000
(800) 920-6723

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 3 0% N/A  
N/A

4435 N Chestnut, Suite E
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907
(866) 813-1836

N/A 10% N/A N/A 13% N/A 0% N/A  
N/A

11600 Columbia College Dr
Sonora, California 95370
(209) 588-5100

1.36 to 1 0% N/A 67% 15% 42 0% 86%  
N/A

400 E Scenic Dr
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
(541) 506-6000

N/A 6% N/A N/A 39% 1 0% N/A  
N/A

21982 University Lane
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561-9000
(251) 981-3771

0.16 to 1 22% N/A 84% 47% 13 0% N/A  
N/A

550 E Spring St
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 287-5353

N/A 16% N/A N/A 9% 41 6% N/A  
N/A

4242 South Sheridan
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74145
(919) 610-0027

N/A 0% N/A N/A 65% 16 12% N/A  
N/A

800 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895
(412) 323-2323

0.28 to 1 6% N/A N/A 10% 44 8% N/A  
N/A

16000 E CentreTech Pky
Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036
(303) 360-4700

N/A 12% N/A N/A 15% 26 16% N/A  
N/A

1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80204-2026
(303) 556-2600

0.26 to 1 9% N/A N/A 9% 39 16% N/A  
N/A

1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-3991
(215) 751-8000

0.63 to 1 0% N/A N/A 10% 46 12% N/A  
N/A

1 Abenaki Way
Winooski, Vermont 05404-2245
(802) 828-2800

N/A 10% N/A N/A 14% 39 13% N/A  
N/A

1 Academic Dr
Corning, New York 14830
(607) 962-9011

0.60 to 1 5% N/A 56% 26% 50 0% N/A  
N/A

125 S 2nd St
Arkansas City, Kansas 67005
(620) 442-0430

0.23 to 1 52% N/A 58% 28% 39 0% N/A  
N/A

11711 Sand Canyon Road
Yucaipa, California 92399-1799
(909) 794-2161

N/A 1% N/A N/A 24% 39 6% N/A  
N/A

800 College Ct
New Bern, North Carolina 28562-4900
(252) 638-7200

N/A 6% N/A N/A 15% 43 4% N/A  
N/A

700 Carnegie Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2878
(800) 954-8742

0.27 to 1 2% N/A 48% 4% 35 0% N/A  
N/A

3721-1 NW 7th street
Miami, Florida 33126
(786) 363-4910

N/A 0% N/A N/A 71% 11 0% N/A  
N/A

105 Simrall Blvd
Bottineau, North Dakota 58318-1198
(701) 228-2277

0.42 to 1 25% N/A N/A 36% 43 6% N/A  
N/A

2000 E Main St
Danville, Illinois 61832-5118
(217) 443-3222

0.69 to 1 7% N/A N/A 31% 47 12% N/A  
N/A

2400 Gillionville Rd
Albany, Georgia 31707-3098
(229) 317-6000

0.75 to 1 9% N/A 53% 12% 46 0% N/A  
N/A

297 Davidson Community College Rd
Thomasville, North Carolina 27360-7385
(336) 249-8186

N/A 4% N/A N/A 27% 46 33% N/A  
N/A

300 College Dr
Glendive, Montana 59330
(406) 377-3396

7.67 to 1 51% N/A N/A 54% 45 5% N/A  
N/A

3309 Collins Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40245
(888) 338-3538

N/A 17% N/A N/A 0% 6 0% N/A  
N/A

425 South Nova Road
Ormond Beach, Florida 32174-8445
(386) 267-0565

N/A 0% N/A N/A 61% 10 14% N/A  
N/A

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
(386) 506-3000

0.54 to 1 14% N/A N/A 28% 51 13% N/A  
N/A

101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897
(361) 698-1255

0.91 to 1 17% N/A N/A 9% 68 8% N/A  
N/A

1401 19th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 292-0015

N/A 0% N/A N/A 0% 6 0% N/A  
N/A

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

80.50 to 1 8% N/A 58% 42% 40 10% N/A  
N/A

53 Pendell Rd
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601-1595
(845) 431-8000

0.30 to 1 5% N/A N/A 24% 50 13% 66%  
N/A

915 N 400 W
Layton, Utah 84041
(801) 546-7500

N/A 19% N/A N/A 53% 10 0% N/A  
N/A

5588 South Green Street
Murray, Utah 84123-6965
(866) 284-8680

N/A 7% N/A N/A 51% 33 0% N/A  
N/A

405 South Main Street-Ste 130
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801) 333-7120

N/A 4% N/A N/A 50% 10 0% N/A  
N/A

1964 Prairie Dell Rd
Union, Missouri 63084
(636) 583-5193

0.43 to 1 7% N/A 61% 19% 38 10% 79%  
N/A

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, California 91754-6099
(323) 265-8650

0.39 to 1 0% N/A N/A 21% 62 6% N/A  
N/A

3200 West C St
Torrington, Wyoming 82240-1699
(307) 532-8200

0.89 to 1 57% N/A N/A 39% 38 17% N/A  
N/A

3737 Motley Dr
Mesquite, Texas 75150-2099
(972) 860-7100

0.27 to 1 7% N/A N/A 10% 42 20% N/A  
N/A

2009 W Wilson St
Tarboro, North Carolina 27886
(252) 823-5166

N/A 6% N/A N/A 12% 41 17% 70%  
N/A

8099 College Pky SW
Fort Myers, Florida 33919-0000
(239) 489-9300

N/A 20% N/A 52% 29% 48 13% N/A  
N/A

1973 Edison Dr
Piqua, Ohio 45356-9239
(937) 778-8600

0.28 to 1 15% N/A 52% 26% 33 8% 70%  
N/A

801 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75202-3604
(214) 860-2037

0.38 to 1 9% N/A 39% 5% 46 8% N/A  
N/A

9050 Viscount Blvd
El Paso, Texas 79925
(915) 831-2000

0.40 to 1 2% N/A N/A 11% 36 12% 81%  
N/A

1100 College Ave
Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126
(800) 322-9235

N/A 53% N/A N/A 25% 51 13% N/A  
N/A

303 North Main Street
Elmira, New York 14901
(607) 733-7177

N/A 0% N/A N/A 42% 45 19% N/A  
N/A

121 Ellicott St
Buffalo, New York 14203-2698
(716) 842-2770

0.53 to 1 1% N/A N/A 18% 33 13% 23%  
N/A

303 University Ave
Newark, New Jersey 7102
(973) 877-3000

0.24 to 1 2% N/A 50% 7% 40 0% 75%  
N/A

10400 N. 25th Avenue, Suite 190
Phoenix, Arizona 85021-1641
(602) 942-4141

0.43 to 1 0% N/A 62% 36% 17 20% 86%  
N/A

1630 Portland Ave
Rochester, New York 14621-3007
(585) 266-0430

N/A 0% N/A 64% 25% 48 0% N/A  
N/A

3319 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, Florida 33614
(888) 391-8881

0.27 to 1 2% N/A N/A 34% 48 0% 80%  
N/A

7 Columbia Cir
Albany, New York 12203-5159
(518) 464-8500

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 37 0% N/A  
N/A

5345 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, Alabama 36109-3378
(334) 272-5820

0.50 to 1 96% N/A 54% 33% 43 8% 60%  
N/A

3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, New York 14424-8395
(585) 394-3500

0.45 to 1 3% N/A N/A 27% 37 0% N/A  
N/A

1321 SW 107 Ave Ste 201B
Miami, Florida 33174
(305) 553-6065

N/A 17% N/A N/A 54% 29 0% 80%  
N/A

4425 West. Jose Regueiro (20th) Avenue
Hialeah, Florida 33012
(305) 821-3333

1.54 to 1 0% N/A 78% 55% 17 0% 75%  
N/A

501 W State St
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 359-5433

0.51 to 1 16% N/A 36% 33% 45 12% N/A  
N/A

12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-7777

0.52 to 1 6% N/A N/A 56% 55 10% N/A  
N/A

2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197
(336) 723-0371

0.42 to 1 2% N/A N/A 22% 46 0% N/A  
N/A

1573 W. Fairbanks Ave Suite #100
Winter Park, Florida 32789
(407) 843-3984

N/A 6% N/A N/A 43% 26 0% N/A  
N/A

10208 Technology Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
(865) 688-9422

0.92 to 1 14% N/A 82% 86% 47 11% 85%  
N/A

201 S Grant Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5399
(614) 797-4700

0.08 to 1 0% N/A 30% 12% 38 3% N/A  
N/A

3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, Colorado 80031
(303) 404-5000

0.23 to 1 14% N/A 43% 17% 39 11% N/A  
N/A

3300 University Blvd
Winter Park, Florida 32792-7429
(407) 679-0100

N/A 28% N/A 84% 79% 28 3% N/A  
N/A

2805 State Hwy 67
Johnstown, New York 12095-3790
(518) 762-4651

0.59 to 1 4% N/A 56% 28% 45 0% N/A  
N/A

500 Technology Way
Florence, Kentucky 41042
(859) 441-4500

0.46 to 1 3% N/A N/A 33% 41 15% N/A  
N/A

3520 30th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144-1690
(262) 564-2200

N/A 1% N/A 64% 23% 44 8% N/A  
N/A

One College Rd
Batavia, New York 14020
(585) 343-0055

0.31 to 1 16% N/A N/A 24% 43 12% 66%  
N/A

801 Main St NW
Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000
(256) 352-8000

N/A 33% N/A 49% 23% 36 0% N/A  
N/A

3175 Cedartown Highway, S.E.
Rome, Georgia 30161-3897
(800) 332-2406

1.25 to 1 0% N/A 56% 10% 42 9% N/A  
N/A

201 E Greene St
Milledgeville, Georgia 31061-3398
(478) 387-4900

0.42 to 1 14% N/A 55% 23% 74 14% N/A  
N/A

One Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome, Georgia 30161
(706) 295-6963

N/A 2% N/A 70% 28% 8 0% N/A  
N/A

495 N Indian Creek Dr
Clarkston, Georgia 30021-2397
(404) 297-9522

N/A 0% N/A 63% 22% 47 0% N/A  
N/A

8089 Globe Drive
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125-3388
(651) 332-8000

0.17 to 1 58% N/A 38% 30% 61 0% 80%  
N/A

E 4946 Jackson Rd
Ironwood, Michigan 49938
(906) 932-4231

N/A 27% N/A N/A 26% 65 4% N/A  
N/A

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105-2968
(415) 442-7800

0.07 to 1 N/A N/A 80% 0% 55 0% N/A  
N/A

One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, Connecticut 6118
(860) 528-4111

0.30 to 1 88% N/A 57% 29% 10 5% N/A  
N/A

143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-3295
(616) 234-4722

0.44 to 1 6% N/A 55% 15% 97 10% N/A  
N/A

25 Hall Street
Concord, New Hampshire 03301-3471
(603) 228-3000

0.03 to 1 0% N/A 75% 37% 34 3% 89%  

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