Schools Ranked by Acceptance RatePage 4

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
301

Lesley University

10 to 154%80%67%12%75%4%
302

Wentworth Institute of Technology

15 to 167%84%67%14%86%N/A
303

Minnesota State University-Mankato

23 to 149%74%67%24%48%6%
304

St Catherine University

10 to 157%86%67%14%89%N/A
305

Ithaca College

11 to 176%86%67%11%88%3%
306

Manhattan College

13 to 172%84%67%11%87%4%
307

The New School

10 to 165%81%67%19%83%6%
308

Queens University of Charlotte

9 to 153%74%67%13%86%7%
309

Cedar Crest College

10 to 158%79%67%16%75%8%
310

Texas A & M University-College Station

20 to 179%90%67%31%57%N/A
311

Concordia University-Wisconsin

12 to 158%76%67%21%75%6%
312

University of Redlands

14 to 172%85%68%11%81%N/A
313

Vanguard University of Southern California

15 to 156%78%68%25%81%N/A
314

Moody Bible Institute

17 to 169%86%68%48%80%N/A
315

Buena Vista University

9 to 151%78%68%16%85%7%
316

Georgetown College

10 to 157%72%68%13%90%5%
317

Stephens College

10 to 155%72%68%16%100%9%
318

Clarkson University

14 to 172%88%68%11%96%3%
319

Saint Joseph's College-New York

11 to 168%86%68%16%82%N/A
320

SUNY Maritime College

17 to 156%87%68%25%54%8%
321

Northwest Christian University

12 to 153%69%68%23%91%N/A
322

Lancaster Bible College

14 to 173%79%68%42%90%N/A
323

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

22 to 168%83%68%26%58%N/A
324

Widener University-Main Campus

12 to 157%78%68%16%81%N/A
325

Chamberlain College of Nursing-Illinois

22 to 189%93%68%64%57%N/A
326

Central Michigan University

20 to 159%79%69%19%74%6%
327

Northwood University-Michigan

14 to 157%78%69%16%83%N/A
328

Spring Arbor University

11 to 152%79%69%19%88%N/A
329

Rider University

12 to 164%80%69%9%87%7%
330

East Carolina University

18 to 162%80%69%25%50%N/A
331

Malone University

12 to 157%70%69%21%86%5%
332

Ohio Northern University

11 to 169%86%69%19%75%3%
333

Union University

10 to 164%84%69%19%74%N/A
334

George Mason University

16 to 169%87%69%14%41%2%
335

Maranatha Baptist University

13 to 144%77%69%55%65%N/A
336

Biola University

15 to 170%85%70%21%91%3%
337

Savannah College of Art and Design

20 to 167%85%70%21%88%9%
338

University of Evansville

12 to 168%81%70%12%91%5%
339

Cornell College

11 to 168%82%70%14%98%4%
340

Dordt College

15 to 169%81%70%27%100%2%
341

Kettering University

14 to 154%93%70%18%93%N/A
342

Creighton University

11 to 179%90%70%11%91%N/A
343

Montclair State University

17 to 166%83%70%26%51%5%
344

Saint Vincent College

12 to 169%87%70%23%96%4%
345

Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary

3 to 150%N/A70%70%90%N/A
346

Point Loma Nazarene University

15 to 175%84%71%21%82%N/A
347

Loyola University Chicago

14 to 174%86%71%10%83%5%
348

Framingham State University

15 to 156%74%71%18%57%7%
349

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

9 to 172%92%71%23%55%7%
350

Rowan University

18 to 167%86%71%18%43%N/A
351

Elizabethtown College

12 to 178%82%71%15%99%3%
352

Marywood University

12 to 170%83%71%16%97%6%
353

Misericordia University

12 to 172%85%71%22%83%N/A
354

University of Vermont

15 to 177%86%71%9%77%N/A
355

University of Idaho

16 to 157%80%72%26%67%N/A
356

DePaul University

16 to 173%84%72%13%80%6%
357

Clarke University

9 to 157%76%72%14%91%6%
358

Northwestern College

13 to 167%82%72%21%94%N/A
359

Cleary University

11 to 152%65%72%46%100%7%
360

Hope College

11 to 176%88%72%18%87%3%
361

Hamline University

13 to 163%79%72%13%94%4%
362

Maryville University of Saint Louis

13 to 171%89%72%26%68%N/A
363

Adelphi University

11 to 167%84%72%9%88%5%
364

Xavier University

11 to 174%83%72%11%92%N/A
365

Lebanon Valley College

11 to 174%85%72%14%94%3%
366

University of Scranton

10 to 180%88%72%9%88%N/A
367

Shasta Bible College and Graduate School

5 to 158%100%73%55%85%N/A
368

University of Denver

11 to 177%86%73%9%80%N/A
369

Saint Leo University

15 to 145%71%73%17%65%10%
370

Towson University

17 to 170%86%73%25%47%N/A
371

Endicott College

14 to 171%86%73%20%77%N/A
372

University of Detroit Mercy

10 to 163%85%73%12%90%6%
373

William Woods University

11 to 152%75%73%21%90%N/A
374

SUNY College at Geneseo

20 to 182%89%73%15%55%N/A
375

Geneva College

15 to 164%83%73%20%75%6%
376

Salve Regina University

13 to 172%86%73%12%81%N/A
377

Trevecca Nazarene University

17 to 151%77%73%31%77%6%
378

Sam Houston State University

21 to 149%80%73%29%69%11%
379

James Madison University

16 to 183%91%73%21%34%3%
380

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

14 to 183%94%73%28%52%N/A
381

Gonzaga University

12 to 183%95%73%20%96%N/A
382

John Brown University

15 to 162%81%74%31%74%N/A
383

Quinnipiac University

12 to 176%87%74%8%83%N/A
384

Wartburg College

11 to 170%80%74%17%94%N/A
385

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

16 to 172%93%74%47%52%5%
386

Calvin College

13 to 174%86%74%25%95%3%
387

Rockhurst University

12 to 171%85%74%12%68%6%
388

Plymouth State University

17 to 158%76%74%20%61%5%
389

Monmouth University

14 to 167%83%74%14%96%6%
390

Cedarville University

13 to 172%86%74%26%88%2%
391

Muskingum University

14 to 152%74%74%18%83%6%
392

Ohio University-Main Campus

18 to 167%79%74%21%53%N/A
393

University of Oregon

19 to 171%88%74%19%60%N/A
394

Alvernia University

12 to 151%76%74%24%87%8%
395

Saint Francis University

14 to 172%87%74%22%84%N/A
396

University of South Dakota

17 to 152%77%74%31%54%N/A
397

Marquette University

15 to 180%90%74%9%96%3%
398

Michigan Technological University

12 to 165%87%75%24%86%5%
399

Otterbein University

10 to 161%81%75%20%81%6%
400

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

20 to 161%81%75%33%76%7%

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