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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  
298

3900 Bethel Dr
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112
(651) 638-6400

1.47 to 1 99% 71% 83% 71% 55 0% N/A  
298

610 W 4th St
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
(712) 749-2400

2.84 to 1 100% 71% 77% 51% 62 3% N/A  
298

1001 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525-5897
(616) 949-5300

0.87 to 1 93% 71% 74% 45% 37 2% 61%  
298

1201 S State St
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2251
(231) 591-2000

1.41 to 1 62% 71% 70% 44% 55 3% N/A  
298

7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 300
San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 733-3056

N/A 0% 71% N/A 78% 24 0% N/A  
298

2655 Northbrooke Drive
Naples, Florida 34119-7932
(239) 513-1122

1.42 to 1 17% 71% N/A 20% 16 7% 72%  
298

426 Auditorium Rd
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046
(517) 355-1855

5.89 to 1 41% 71% 91% 79% 91 2% N/A  
298

2030 E College Way
Olathe, Kansas 66062-1899
(913) 782-3750

19.00 to 1 99% 71% 70% 51% 40 3% N/A  
298

801 Leroy Place
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
(800) 428-8324

3.26 to 1 88% 71% 74% 47% 65 0% 72%  
298

264 Centennial Drive, Stop 8193
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193
(800) 225-5863

9.82 to 1 48% 71% 77% 54% 101 2% N/A  
311

2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, Pennsylvania 18034-9568
(610) 282-1100

0.52 to 1 99% 72% 83% 68% 44 2% 60%  
311

1164 Bishop Street, Suite 800
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
(808) 544-0200

0.60 to 1 91% 72% 69% 40% 41 3% 49%  
311

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, Indiana 46634-7111
(574) 520-4872

1.15 to 1 24% 72% 63% 23% 45 0% N/A  
311

98 Bridge St
Henniker, New Hampshire 3242
(603) 428-2211

0.61 to 1 97% 72% 63% 43% 47 5% 73%  
311

1476 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, Ohio 43113-9487
(740) 474-8896

N/A 67% 72% N/A 40% 38 7% N/A  
311

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497
(215) 951-2700

0.30 to 1 98% 72% 71% 61% 59 1% N/A  
311

2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648-3099
(609) 896-5000

0.70 to 1 95% 72% 77% 67% 59 4% 78%  
311

1 University Ave
Angola, Indiana 46703-1764
(260) 665-4100

1.36 to 1 97% 72% 69% 52% 48 9% 92%  
311

Administration Bldg Suite 1070
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110
(205) 934-4011

10.09 to 1 57% 72% 80% 48% 44 4% 45%  
311

200 W Kawili St
Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091
(808) 974-7311

3.11 to 1 39% 72% 70% 39% 38 6% N/A  
311

91-1001 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
(808) 689-2800

1.02 to 1 42% 72% 67% 0% 33 0% N/A  
311

8600 University Blvd
Evansville, Indiana 47712
(812) 464-8600

0.95 to 1 30% 72% 67% 39% 40 5% 81%  
323

2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, Iowa 50321-1799
(515) 244-4221

0.51 to 1 79% 73% 73% 59% 28 0% 85%  
323

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts 2325
(508) 531-1000

0.71 to 1 45% 73% 81% 54% 61 0% 79%  
323

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, California 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771

0.75 to 1 93% 73% 78% 59% 53 4% N/A  
323

3300 N Campbell Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618-5994
(773) 929-8500

0.01 to 1 28% 73% N/A 31% 32 0% N/A  
323

1717 S Chestnut Ave
Fresno, California 93702-4709
(559) 453-2000

0.37 to 1 98% 73% 78% 59% 53 4% N/A  
323

1031 Zorn Avenue , Suite 400
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
(502) 410-6200

N/A 1% 73% N/A 77% 31 0% N/A  
323

4201 S Washington St
Marion, Indiana 46953-4974
(765) 674-6901

1.21 to 1 50% 73% 74% 64% 48 3% N/A  
323

501 East High St
Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 529-1809

3.08 to 1 71% 73% 89% 80% 101 0% N/A  
323

800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050-9500
(740) 392-6868

0.74 to 1 97% 73% 76% 54% 42 1% 81%  
323

709 Oklahoma Blvd
Alva, Oklahoma 73717-2799
(580) 327-1700

0.80 to 1 83% 73% 65% 31% 65 9% N/A  
323

1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46227-3697
(317) 788-3368

0.79 to 1 98% 73% 74% 55% 67 4% N/A  
323

2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, Kentucky 40292-0001
(502) 852-5555

2.64 to 1 54% 73% 77% 52% 99 5% 70%  
323

2900 University Ave
Crookston, Minnesota 56716-5001
(800) 862-6466

4.29 to 1 83% 73% 73% 47% 43 0% 86%  
336

1000 State Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 1109
(413) 737-7000

0.38 to 1 100% 74% 60% 39% 81 5% 84%  
336

11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, Georgia 31419-1997
(912) 344-2806

1.55 to 1 3% 74% 69% 33% 74 0% 31%  
336

7440 East Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117-3596
(334) 244-3000

2.03 to 1 33% 74% 58% 30% 46 0% N/A  
336

220 McFall Ctr
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
(419) 372-2531

3.22 to 1 78% 74% 70% 58% 98 0% N/A  
336

First and Normal Sts
Chico, California 95929-0150
(530) 898-6116

1.10 to 1 33% 74% 86% 57% 60 0% N/A  
336

163 S. Willard St
Burlington, Vermont 5401
(802) 860-2700

0.42 to 1 85% 74% 79% 66% 24 4% 97%  
336

700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901-2697
(215) 345-1500

0.74 to 1 99% 74% 75% 58% 52 0% N/A  
336

North and School Streets
Normal, Illinois 61790-1000
(309) 438-2111

2.44 to 1 31% 74% 82% 71% 101 2% 75%  
336

107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7000
(812) 855-4848

5.66 to 1 45% 74% 88% 75% 101 0% N/A  
336

1900 W Olney Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141-1199
(215) 951-1000

1.16 to 1 94% 74% 80% 66% 84 3% N/A  
336

Center Rd
Dudley, Massachusetts 01571-5000
(508) 213-1560

0.82 to 1 94% 74% 66% 50% 49 6% 95%  
336

5115 Hampton Blvd
Norfolk, Virginia 23529
(757) 683-3000

1.41 to 1 23% 74% 80% 49% 53 3% N/A  
336

1500 N Main
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-1280
(605) 225-1634

1.70 to 1 86% 74% 49% 44% 43 4% N/A  
336

1380 Lawrence Street, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 1400
Denver, Colorado 80217-3364
(303) 556-5600

5.17 to 1 52% 74% 76% 45% 44 3% N/A  
336

303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan 48502-1950
(810) 762-3000

1.10 to 1 44% 74% 74% 37% 44 0% N/A  
336

441 Country Club Rd
York, Pennsylvania 17403-3651
(717) 846-7788

0.52 to 1 98% 74% 73% 60% 55 0% N/A  
352

347 S Gladstone Ave
Aurora, Illinois 60506-4892
(630) 892-6431

0.46 to 1 99% 75% 70% 52% 76 4% N/A  
352

102 Administration Building
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100
(970) 491-1101

36.15 to 1 47% 75% 84% 63% 89 0% 47%  
352

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(215) 895-2000

1.11 to 1 98% 75% 85% 65% 87 2% N/A  
352

915 E. Market Ave.
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
(501) 279-4000

0.97 to 1 96% 75% 81% 61% 60 3% N/A  
352

4140 Executive Parkway
Westerville, Ohio 43081
(888) 466-3767

N/A 0% 75% N/A 0% 24 0% N/A  
352

100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, New Hampshire 03102-1310
(603) 641-7000

1.97 to 1 96% 75% 88% 74% 73 0% N/A  
352

501 Crescent Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06515-1355
(203) 392-5200

0.70 to 1 7% 75% 73% 44% 62 7% 90%  
352

1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, Oregon 97520
(541) 552-7672

1.47 to 1 67% 75% 68% 32% 86 3% N/A  
352

1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697
(731) 668-1818

40.33 to 1 99% 75% 92% 67% 66 3% 78%  
352

7500 University Dr
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
(701) 255-7500

0.65 to 1 100% 75% 72% 50% 45 2% 70%  
362

3601 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105-2659
(800) 686-1883

N/A 80% 76% 75% 23% 26 3% N/A  
362

5555 Greenwich Rd Ste 300
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
(757) 490-9090

0.70 to 1 69% 76% 73% 40% 16 0% 80%  
362

7373 Admiral Peary Hwy
Cresson, Pennsylvania 16630-1999
(814) 886-4131

0.57 to 1 100% 76% 66% 49% 71 3% N/A  
362

600 N Grand
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464-2399
(918) 456-5511

1.27 to 1 43% 76% 65% 30% 65 8% N/A  
362

Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132
(928) 523-9011

1.41 to 1 64% 76% 76% 49% 84 4% N/A  
362

17 High Street
Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264-1595
(603) 535-5000

0.81 to 1 57% 76% 74% 55% 59 0% N/A  
362

201 Wood St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984
(412) 391-4100

0.43 to 1 97% 76% 74% 50% 46 5% 36%  
362

801 East Main Street
Radford, Virginia 24141-0672
(540) 831-5000

1.63 to 1 22% 76% 74% 60% 86 3% 68%  
362

430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394
(312) 341-3500

0.51 to 1 87% 76% 58% 42% 68 3% 68%  
362

204 East College Street
Athens, Tennessee 37303
(423) 745-7504

1.08 to 1 100% 76% 62% 45% 88 7% N/A  
362

1400 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-4332
(877) 872-8869

N/A 79% 76% N/A 11% N/A 0% N/A  
362

615 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598
(423) 425-4111

1.40 to 1 34% 76% 67% 38% 104 0% N/A  
362

544 University Street
Martin, Tennessee 38238-0002
(731) 881-7000

1.06 to 1 53% 76% 76% 49% 63 0% 67%  
362

125 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20017-1094
(202) 884-9050

N/A 99% 76% N/A 30% 93 0% 95%  
362

French Administration Building
Pullman, Washington 99164-5910
(509) 335-3564

2.57 to 1 50% 76% 82% 67% 96 4% N/A  
362

51 W College St
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370-1257
(724) 627-8191

0.38 to 1 96% 76% 83% 60% 64 3% 83%  
378

Auburn, Alabama
Auburn University, Alabama 36849
(334) 844-4000

6.77 to 1 69% 77% 90% 68% 92 4% 75%  
378

1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401-2999
(207) 941-7000

0.59 to 1 80% 77% 72% 42% 40 6% 55%  
378

501 E 38th St
Erie, Pennsylvania 16546
(814) 824-2000

1.74 to 1 99% 77% 81% 67% 83 6% 78%  
378

85 S Prospect St
Burlington, Vermont 05405-0160
(802) 656-3131

4.07 to 1 84% 77% 85% 76% 85 0% 60%  
378

105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004
(715) 836-2637

2.86 to 1 40% 77% 83% 65% 64 0% 70%  
383

255 W Bullard
Fresno, California 93704
(559) 438-4222

N/A 12% 78% N/A 38% 31 0% N/A  
383

020 Chubb Hall
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
(740) 593-1000

2.26 to 1 49% 78% 79% 64% 101 0% 75%  
383

107 Whitehurst
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-1015
(405) 744-5000

3.27 to 1 72% 78% 79% 62% 98 0% N/A  
383

1500 S.W. Jefferson
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
(541) 737-0123

2.36 to 1 64% 78% 81% 61% 90 2% N/A  
383

1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, Minnesota 55811-4199
(218) 723-6000

0.82 to 1 97% 78% 81% 65% 83 0% 72%  
383

2625 W Baseline Rd
Tempe, Arizona 85283
(602) 383-8228

1.07 to 1 48% 78% N/A 32% 22 0% 90%  
383

2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2301
(808) 956-8975

18.77 to 1 59% 78% 79% 56% 59 2% N/A  
383

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

19.44 to 1 50% 78% 86% 70% 101 2% 68%  
383

515 Darland Administration Bldg
Duluth, Minnesota 55812
(218) 726-8000

4.01 to 1 61% 78% 79% 54% 46 0% N/A  
383

1227 W 27th St
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0005
(319) 273-2311

3.24 to 1 56% 78% 81% 66% 96 2% 76%  
393

720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, New York 11548-1300
(516) 299-2900

0.61 to 1 94% 79% 68% 42% 59 0% N/A  
393

One University Avenue
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914-2271
(815) 939-5011

N/A 99% 79% N/A 57% 58 1% N/A  
393

1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
(620) 231-7000

3.19 to 1 44% 79% 69% 52% 99 6% 70%  
393

1100 S. Marietta Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30060-2896
(678) 915-4188

2.43 to 1 2% 79% 76% 35% 50 8% N/A  
393

660 Parrington Oval
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3072
(405) 325-0311

4.59 to 1 65% 79% 85% 66% 101 0% N/A  
393

1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, Massachusetts 01119-2684
(413) 782-3111

1.55 to 1 98% 79% 73% 62% 49 2% N/A  
399

400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799
(610) 796-8200

0.54 to 1 98% 80% 75% 51% 47 3% N/A  
399

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501
(509) 963-1111

2.64 to 1 59% 80% 78% 53% 96 2% 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