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

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

19 to 120%40%N/AN/A26%20%
302

Minnesota School of Business-Richfield

14 to 133%62%N/AN/A56%16%
303

National American University-Rapid City

14 to 117%83%N/AN/A10%21%
304

National University

22 to 131%77%N/AN/A0%7%
305

Navajo Technical University

14 to 143%44%N/AN/A1%0%
306

New England Institute of Technology

13 to 151%N/AN/AN/A45%2%
307

Pacific College

15 to 171%100%N/AN/A0%4%
308

Peirce College

15 to 122%63%N/AN/A35%14%
309

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

7 to 149%66%N/AN/A98%N/A
310

Stevens-Henager College-Murray

20 to 157%64%N/AN/A0%N/A
311

Stevens-Henager College-Ogden

14 to 175%62%N/AN/A68%N/A
312

Sullivan University

19 to 141%N/AN/AN/A76%20%
313

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

16 to 139%54%N/AN/A78%N/A
314

Trident University International

18 to 158%33%N/AN/A0%3%
315

University of Advancing Technology

24 to 124%64%N/AN/A46%N/A
316

University of Maryland-University College

17 to 13%36%N/AN/A11%N/A
317

University of Phoenix-Online Campus

38 to 120%35%N/AN/A19%N/A
318

University of Phoenix-Phoenix Campus

21 to 116%46%N/AN/A28%N/A
319

Virginia College-Birmingham

11 to 157%27%N/AN/A7%22%
320

Western Governors University

41 to 124%75%N/AN/A0%7%
321

Westwood College

22 to 133%67%N/AN/A35%N/A
322

Westwood College-Anaheim

18 to 146%61%N/AN/A61%N/A
323

Westwood College-Denver North

22 to 132%75%N/AN/A10%N/A
324

Westwood College-Los Angeles

15 to 135%50%N/AN/A12%N/A
325

Wilmington University

14 to 139%64%N/AN/A14%8%

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