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.

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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300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
(305) 237-8888

0.38 to 1 24% N/A N/A 31% 49 10% N/A  
N/A

4200 E University Blvd
Middletown, Ohio 45042
(513) 727-3200

0.61 to 1 13% N/A 71% 27% 48 0% N/A  
N/A

1375 S Clare Ave
Harrison, Michigan 48625-9447
(989) 386-6622

0.21 to 1 25% N/A 43% 10% 40 12% N/A  
N/A

3500 SW 119th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170-9797
(405) 691-3800

N/A 65% N/A N/A 27% 29 7% N/A  
N/A

1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, Nebraska 69101
(800) 658-4308

0.27 to 1 78% N/A N/A 36% 49 13% N/A  
N/A

80 Cohen Walker Dr
Warner Robins, Georgia 31088
(478) 988-6800

N/A 2% N/A 72% 37% 36 0% N/A  
N/A

100 Training Hill Rd
Middletown, Connecticut 06457-4829
(860) 343-5701

0.43 to 1 25% N/A 54% 14% 41 12% N/A  
N/A

3600 N Garfield
Midland, Texas 79705
(432) 685-4500

0.99 to 1 10% N/A N/A 12% 39 8% N/A  
N/A

1291 Hargett Street
Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540-5901
(910) 478-4300

N/A 1% N/A N/A 0% 4 0% N/A  
N/A

8085 Rivers Ave-Ste E
Charleston, South Carolina 29418
(843) 574-0101

N/A 9% N/A N/A 45% 14 0% 82%  
N/A

700 W State St
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233-1443
(414) 297-6370

0.75 to 1 1% N/A 47% 15% 55 8% 87%  
N/A

1250 Homer Rd
Winona, Minnesota 55987
(507) 453-2700

0.58 to 1 0% N/A N/A 36% 19 0% N/A  
N/A

1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000
(218) 736-1500

0.73 to 1 6% N/A N/A 32% 54 7% N/A  
N/A

1593 11th Ave
Granite Falls, Minnesota 56241
(320) 564-4511

7.64 to 1 2% N/A 54% 45% 46 7% N/A  
N/A

4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph, Missouri 64507
(816) 271-4200

0.89 to 1 48% N/A 58% 31% 91 8% 80%  
N/A

1971 Jagerson Ave
Kingman, Arizona 86409-1238
(928) 757-4331

0.24 to 1 3% N/A N/A 33% 33 16% N/A  
N/A

1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, New York 13501-5394
(315) 792-5400

0.39 to 1 0% N/A N/A 23% 54 0% N/A  
N/A

1000 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, New York 14623
(585) 292-2000

0.56 to 1 6% N/A 61% 23% 49 8% N/A  
N/A

1500 University Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-0298
(406) 657-2011

0.81 to 1 45% N/A 56% 46% 82 0% 96%  
N/A

2800 College Dr
Sidney, Michigan 48885-9723
(989) 328-2111

0.33 to 1 8% N/A N/A 11% 40 6% N/A  
N/A

980 Fremont St
Monterey, California 93940-4799
(831) 646-4000

0.75 to 1 3% N/A N/A 21% 62 12% N/A  
N/A

51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, Maryland 20850
(240) 567-5000

0.53 to 1 16% N/A N/A 17% 46 7% N/A  
N/A

1011 Page St
Troy, North Carolina 27371
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0.90 to 1 10% N/A N/A 38% 36 0% N/A  
N/A

340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422-0796
(215) 641-6300

0.33 to 1 2% N/A 61% 14% 44 8% N/A  
N/A

235 N National Avenue
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54936-1940
(920) 924-3207

0.92 to 1 5% N/A N/A 37% 39 3% 89%  
N/A

800 Veterans Parkway North
Moultrie, Georgia 31788
(229) 891-7000

N/A 4% N/A 65% 43% 40 0% N/A  
N/A

444 Green St
Gardner, Massachusetts 01440-1000
(978) 632-6600

0.45 to 1 10% N/A 54% 14% 46 10% N/A  
N/A

3441 Mountain Empire Road
Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219
(276) 523-2400

0.25 to 1 56% N/A 48% 21% 40 0% N/A  
N/A

120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, Tennessee 37209-4515
(615) 353-3333

0.51 to 1 2% N/A N/A 10% 42 13% 87%  
N/A

One Education Dr
Garden City, New York 11530-6793
(516) 572-7501

0.48 to 1 0% N/A 32% 18% 47 7% 52%  
N/A

5301 South Highway 16
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3692
(605) 394-4800

0.38 to 1 3% N/A 52% 31% 29 0% 90%  
N/A

2376 Sir Barton Way
Lexington, Kentucky 40509
(859) 253-0621

N/A 3% N/A N/A 33% 11 0% N/A  
N/A

10000 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903-1706
(301) 431-6400

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 10 0% N/A  
N/A

101 College Dr
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
(501) 760-4222

0.77 to 1 14% N/A 100% 23% 33 16% 75%  
N/A

11255 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037-1011
(800) 628-8648

0.10 to 1 0% N/A 58% 24% 37 4% N/A  
N/A

10 High St Ste 204
Boston, Massachusetts 2110
(617) 951-2350

0.04 to 1 0% N/A 79% 0% 8 0% N/A  
N/A

1408 Division Road
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818-1205
(401) 739-5000

0.68 to 1 54% N/A N/A 48% 9 2% N/A  
N/A

University Ave
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
(505) 425-7511

0.74 to 1 59% N/A 55% 16% 77 7% N/A  
N/A

1500 University Dr
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
(575) 234-9200

0.82 to 1 22% N/A 41% 9% 64 0% N/A  
N/A

5251 College Drive
Dublin, Virginia 24084-1127
(540) 674-3600

0.33 to 1 12% N/A N/A 25% 42 12% N/A  
N/A

941 W 3rd St
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5894
(570) 326-2869

N/A 29% N/A N/A 80% 59 0% N/A  
N/A

31 College Drive
Concord, New Hampshire 03301-7412
(603) 271-6484

N/A 0% N/A N/A 23% 13 0% 60%  
N/A

9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431
(952) 358-8200

1.17 to 1 3% N/A 53% 17% 41 4% N/A  
N/A

1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison, Arkansas 72601-5508
(870) 743-3000

N/A 28% N/A 50% 24% 35 9% N/A  
N/A

2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, Ohio 44901-0698
(419) 755-4800

N/A 9% N/A N/A 13% 38 7% 94%  
N/A

800 N 6th St
Wahpeton, North Dakota 58076-0002
(701) 671-2403

0.55 to 1 24% N/A N/A 51% 43 4% 99%  
N/A

7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445
(763) 424-0702

0.73 to 1 1% N/A 56% 18% 42 6% N/A  
N/A

3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18020-7599
(610) 861-5300

0.21 to 1 4% N/A N/A 20% 44 11% 44%  
N/A

10000 E. University Dr
Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
(888) 327-2877

0.10 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 1 0% N/A  
N/A

801 E Benjamin
Norfolk, Nebraska 68702-0469
(402) 371-2020

0.43 to 1 30% N/A 65% 47% 35 10% N/A  
N/A

1625 Hwy 150
Calmar, Iowa 52132-0400
(563) 562-3263

0.44 to 1 14% N/A 50% 30% 37 0% 48%  
N/A

100 Elliott Street
Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399
(978) 556-3000

0.20 to 1 5% N/A 61% 16% 45 9% N/A  
N/A

4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd
Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796
(703) 323-3000

N/A 15% N/A N/A 22% 46 7% N/A  
N/A

1101 Hwy One East
Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
(218) 683-8800

1.18 to 1 0% N/A N/A 29% 38 5% 88%  
N/A

100 College Blvd
Niceville, Florida 32578-1295
(850) 678-5111

0.44 to 1 7% N/A N/A 44% 47 9% 90%  
N/A

603 W Park St
Sheldon, Iowa 51201
(712) 324-5061

0.40 to 1 35% N/A 93% 56% 34 6% 94%  
N/A

4975 Hwy 51 N
Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714
(662) 562-3200

N/A 28% N/A N/A 20% 61 9% N/A  
N/A

905 Grant Avenue SE
Bemidji, Minnesota 56601-4907
(218) 333-6600

0.86 to 1 5% N/A 39% 42% 19 0% N/A  
N/A

3535 N. Ellison Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78251
(210) 486-4000

0.20 to 1 3% N/A N/A 14% 13 10% N/A  
N/A

1701 E Front St
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
(231) 995-1000

0.48 to 1 12% N/A 61% 17% 53 7% 63%  
N/A

188 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 6854
(203) 857-7060

0.32 to 1 26% N/A N/A 8% 41 18% N/A  
N/A

1600 E Golf Rd.
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268
(847) 635-1600

N/A 19% N/A N/A 13% 38 8% N/A  
N/A

College Drive
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-2001
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0.28 to 1 2% N/A 71% 30% 45 9% N/A  
N/A

One Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd
Statesboro, Georgia 30458
(912) 681-5500

N/A 1% N/A 71% 31% 22 0% N/A  
N/A

490 Piya Wiconi Road
Kyle, South Dakota 57752-0490
(605) 455-6000

N/A 81% N/A N/A 12% 31 0% N/A  
N/A

1804 Liberty Ave
Ironton, Ohio 45638
(740) 533-4600

N/A 27% N/A N/A 25% 58 0% N/A  
N/A

1425 Newark Rd
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
(740) 453-0762

0.31 to 1 100% N/A 55% 33% 68 0% N/A  
N/A

7777 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159-9987
(405) 682-1611

0.24 to 1 34% N/A N/A 11% 37 10% 40%  
N/A

1801 E 4th St
Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447-3901
(918) 293-4678

N/A 52% N/A N/A 25% 39 0% 95%  
N/A

900 N Portland
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107-6195
(405) 947-4421

0.28 to 1 20% N/A 40% 5% 39 0% N/A  
N/A

4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, New York 13215-4585
(315) 498-2622

0.36 to 1 7% N/A N/A 18% 42 13% N/A  
N/A

3250 Saint Matthews Rd
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118-8299
(803) 536-0311

0.85 to 1 0% N/A N/A 13% 44 0% 91%  
N/A

287 Quarter Master Court
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
(812) 280-7271

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 12 0% N/A  
N/A

4370 W. 109th Street Suite 200
Overland Park, Kansas 66211
(913) 451-1431

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 40 0% N/A  
N/A

245 South Executive Drive, Suite 110
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
(262) 879-0200

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 22 0% N/A  
N/A

1001 South Cedar
Ottawa, Kansas 66067
(785) 242-5200

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 100 0% N/A  
N/A

10020 North 25th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 371-1188

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 37 0% N/A  
N/A

30335 Oregon Rd
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
(567) 661-7000

0.14 to 1 13% N/A N/A 6% 38 0% 33%  
N/A

1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, Missouri 65802
(417) 447-7500

0.39 to 1 3% N/A 59% 16% 18 10% N/A  
N/A

55 Eureka Street
Pasadena, California 91103
(626) 529-8500

0.28 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 55 2% N/A  
N/A

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, Florida 33461-4796
(561) 967-7222

0.24 to 1 8% N/A N/A 35% 72 11% N/A  
N/A

1400 W Villaret Blvd
San Antonio, Texas 78224-2499
(210) 486-3000

0.71 to 1 0% N/A N/A 9% 27 14% N/A  
N/A

5049 Hwy 306 South
Grantsboro, North Carolina 28529
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1.50 to 1 6% N/A N/A 75% 37 0% N/A  
N/A

1109 W Panola St
Carthage, Texas 75633
(903) 693-2000

0.84 to 1 37% N/A 39% 23% 54 0% N/A  
N/A

2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899
(217) 351-2200

0.50 to 1 9% N/A N/A 17% 42 10% N/A  
N/A

10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, Florida 34654-5199
(727) 847-2727

0.50 to 1 7% N/A 60% 33% 40 0% N/A  
N/A

One College Blvd
Paterson, New Jersey 07505-1179
(973) 684-6800

0.28 to 1 9% N/A N/A 8% 36 7% N/A  
N/A

1420 Pine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-4699
(888) 467-3472

0.33 to 1 33% N/A N/A 45% 43 7% N/A  
N/A

One College Ave
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701-5799
(570) 326-3761

1.61 to 1 5% N/A 66% 48% 44 7% N/A  
N/A

Mount Braddock Road
Mount Braddock, Pennsylvania 15465
(724) 437-4600

N/A 38% N/A N/A 63% 61 0% N/A  
N/A

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, Florida 32504-8998
(850) 484-1000

0.42 to 1 21% N/A N/A 31% 58 9% N/A  
N/A

600 Hoyt Street
Peru, Nebraska 68421-0010
(402) 872-3815

0.76 to 1 72% N/A N/A 35% 99 8% N/A  
N/A

1202 W Thomas Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85013
(602) 264-2492

0.29 to 1 17% N/A N/A 17% 86 15% N/A  
N/A

1715 College Dr
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
(336) 599-1181

N/A 14% N/A N/A 43% 37 0% N/A  
N/A

5675 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-5498
(719) 502-2000

N/A 0% N/A N/A 14% 39 12% N/A  
N/A

4905C East Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85709-1275
(520) 206-4500

0.27 to 1 11% N/A 60% 10% 39 0% N/A  
N/A

1111 McKee Road
Oakdale, Pennsylvania 15071
(412) 809-5100

1.27 to 1 58% N/A 63% 54% 12 10% 83%  
N/A

12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97219-7132
(503) 244-6111

N/A 0% N/A N/A 13% 44 9% N/A  
N/A

4000 Chesapeake St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
(202) 686-0876

0.15 to 1 0% N/A 88% 11% 8 0% N/A  
N/A

348 NE SR 61
Pratt, Kansas 67124
(620) 672-5641

N/A 81% N/A 60% 32% 38 6% N/A  

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