Schools Ranked by Acceptance RatePage 3

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
201

Franciscan University of Steubenville

15 to 173%86%76%32%94%2%
202

Marian University

11 to 149%68%76%33%99%6%
203

Maryville University of Saint Louis

12 to 167%87%76%34%97%6%
204

Muskingum University

14 to 148%68%76%27%99%7%
205

Northwestern College

11 to 163%79%76%31%100%2%
206

University of Hawaii-West Oahu

20 to 125%68%76%43%38%N/A
207

Herzing University-Kenosha

16 to 1N/A65%77%67%21%N/A
208

Old Dominion University

20 to 151%80%77%38%33%7%
209

Saint Leo University

15 to 146%69%77%26%93%12%
210

University of Louisiana at Monroe

23 to 140%67%77%50%42%11%
211

Brenau University

12 to 146%67%78%12%96%5%
212

Dowling College

15 to 134%62%78%19%90%7%
213

Kennesaw State University

21 to 137%72%78%61%1%6%
214

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

12 to 155%72%78%24%96%N/A
215

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

19 to 130%76%78%29%81%17%
216

California Baptist University

18 to 158%77%79%33%93%7%
217

Oregon State University

23 to 161%84%79%36%64%5%
218

Saint Edward's University

13 to 170%83%79%27%85%N/A
219

Southern New Hampshire University

26 to 154%69%79%24%70%7%
220

University of Missouri-Columbia

20 to 170%84%79%38%67%N/A
221

Arizona State University

23 to 159%84%80%41%85%N/A
222

Azusa Pacific University

14 to 165%82%80%29%87%4%
223

Belmont University

13 to 168%83%80%31%69%2%
224

Immaculata University

9 to 148%82%80%19%100%6%
225

University of Hawaii - Manoa

13 to 157%78%80%36%61%5%
226

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

18 to 166%84%80%46%57%N/A
227

Drexel University

10 to 170%86%81%8%92%4%
228

ECPI University

21 to 137%63%81%52%72%12%
229

Herzing University-Madison

15 to 136%43%81%68%26%N/A
230

Robert Morris University

15 to 156%81%81%22%96%5%
231

Roger Williams University

14 to 163%83%81%15%90%3%
232

Central Washington University

19 to 151%74%82%41%59%8%
233

Missouri University of Science and Technology

17 to 163%83%82%46%91%4%
234

Olivet Nazarene University

16 to 157%75%82%25%100%5%
235

Washington State University

15 to 165%80%82%34%49%4%
236

Dakota State University

18 to 147%69%83%49%58%9%
237

Hodges University

14 to 130%49%83%93%25%14%
238

Indiana State University

20 to 142%64%83%29%72%11%
239

Post University

23 to 136%39%83%42%41%14%
240

University of Mary

17 to 149%71%83%56%100%5%
241

University of Northern Iowa

16 to 166%83%83%51%59%5%
242

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

20 to 137%72%84%52%67%N/A
243

Palm Beach Atlantic University

13 to 147%73%84%43%100%6%
244

Franklin Pierce University

12 to 144%67%85%18%88%7%
245

Missouri State University-Springfield

20 to 153%75%85%43%48%N/A
246

New Mexico State University-Main Campus

17 to 143%74%85%42%39%N/A
247

Southeast Missouri State University

24 to 149%73%85%46%71%12%
248

Baker University

9 to 152%76%87%31%100%6%
249

University of Alabama at Birmingham

18 to 154%80%87%36%60%8%
250

Taylor University

13 to 174%89%88%32%99%3%
251

Texas A & M University-Kingsville

20 to 134%64%88%22%65%N/A
252

Rivier University

17 to 159%77%89%27%99%4%
253

New England College

14 to 140%62%90%8%77%8%
254

Notre Dame College

15 to 139%60%90%15%99%N/A
255

Concordia University-Irvine

11 to 163%76%91%20%100%N/A
256

Loyola University Chicago

14 to 171%85%91%19%95%5%
257

Northern Arizona University

19 to 149%72%91%15%61%10%
258

University of Toledo

21 to 145%68%91%34%86%14%
259

Davenport University

17 to 139%79%92%46%83%12%
260

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

12 to 168%80%92%23%99%N/A
261

California University of Pennsylvania

22 to 150%80%93%41%25%8%
262

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

20 to 153%76%93%55%8%8%
263

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

12 to 157%74%93%85%67%N/A
264

University of the Incarnate Word

14 to 140%69%93%28%90%9%
265

Trinity International University-Illinois

14 to 145%69%94%44%100%N/A
266

Indiana Wesleyan University

15 to 165%78%95%44%42%6%
267

Huntington University

13 to 162%79%97%30%97%5%
268

Northwest University

13 to 143%78%97%48%93%5%
269

Colorado Christian University

14 to 137%69%98%39%95%6%
270

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

8 to 160%77%98%20%100%5%
271

Ottawa University-Ottawa

11 to 134%62%99%55%100%N/A
272

Brandman University

14 to 1N/AN/A100%71%N/A4%
273

Metropolitan State University

17 to 134%61%100%33%0%7%
274

University of West Alabama

16 to 132%58%100%83%56%10%
275

Norwich University

14 to 157%75%255%31%98%5%
276

Academy of Art University

16 to 132%71%N/AN/A14%16%
277

Allied American University

10 to 1N/A80%N/AN/A0%0%
278

American National University

11 to 127%N/AN/AN/A11%9%
279

American Public University System

21 to 142%84%N/AN/A8%13%
280

Aspen University

13 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A0%3%
281

Baker College of Flint

16 to 111%51%N/AN/A70%N/A
282

Bellevue University

33 to 139%50%N/AN/A50%5%
283

Berkeley College

24 to 131%58%N/AN/A91%N/A
284

Briar Cliff University

12 to 145%66%N/AN/A97%8%
285

Broadview University-West Jordan

10 to 158%N/AN/AN/A57%22%
286

Broward College

24 to 132%N/AN/AN/A21%12%
287

Brown College-Mendota Heights

6 to 150%33%N/AN/A0%N/A
288

California College San Diego

8 to 1N/A50%N/AN/A77%26%
289

California College San Diego

11 to 158%27%N/AN/A97%26%
290

City University of Seattle

7 to 10%40%N/AN/A0%5%
291

College America-Denver

12 to 134%42%N/AN/A76%N/A
292

Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs

11 to 122%41%N/AN/A3%N/A
293

Columbia College

35 to 141%53%N/AN/A21%13%
294

Columbia Southern University

61 to 140%56%N/AN/A18%6%
295

Florida State College at Jacksonville

24 to 135%N/AN/AN/A14%18%
296

Franklin University

13 to 115%47%N/AN/A11%12%
297

Full Sail University

22 to 178%50%N/AN/A50%20%
298

Globe University-Woodbury

12 to 135%30%N/AN/A54%22%
299

Granite State College

11 to 19%60%N/AN/A0%10%
300

Jones College-Jacksonville

7 to 124%50%N/AN/A50%15%

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