Schools Ranked by Acceptance RatePage 5

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
401

Drexel University

10 to 168%84%75%9%80%N/A
402

La Salle University

12 to 163%78%75%13%85%4%
403

Moravian College

12 to 169%80%75%19%91%4%
404

University of Arizona

22 to 161%80%76%23%69%7%
405

Georgia College and State University

17 to 160%86%76%37%79%5%
406

Assumption College

12 to 173%83%76%12%92%4%
407

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

21 to 167%83%76%48%52%N/A
408

Seton Hall University

13 to 163%84%76%10%86%N/A
409

Nazareth College

9 to 173%84%76%14%97%4%
410

The University of Findlay

16 to 156%78%76%23%92%N/A
411

Duquesne University

13 to 174%85%76%20%92%3%
412

Gannon University

12 to 165%84%76%15%79%6%
413

Susquehanna University

12 to 171%89%76%13%98%N/A
414

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

17 to 170%85%76%28%75%7%
415

Saint Michael's College

11 to 176%87%76%10%98%N/A
416

Pacific Lutheran University

11 to 168%83%76%18%96%3%
417

Northern Arizona University

18 to 152%74%77%17%64%9%
418

University of Illinois at Chicago

18 to 160%81%77%22%65%N/A
419

Olivet Nazarene University

14 to 161%77%77%18%89%N/A
420

Grace College and Theological Seminary

23 to 160%80%77%9%71%4%
421

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

23 to 167%85%77%32%72%5%
422

Goucher College

11 to 169%82%77%11%90%3%
423

Bay Path University

12 to 157%80%77%16%76%9%
424

Siena Heights University

12 to 137%72%77%17%71%6%
425

Ashland University

14 to 158%75%77%19%59%5%
426

George Fox University

14 to 170%81%77%21%90%3%
427

Juniata College

13 to 173%86%77%14%92%2%
428

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

13 to 167%86%77%25%62%5%
429

John A Gupton College

15 to 150%83%77%59%63%13%
430

Edgewood College

10 to 160%81%77%26%85%4%
431

Auburn University

19 to 173%90%78%25%53%6%
432

Indiana University-Bloomington

17 to 177%89%78%23%59%5%
433

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

12 to 158%86%78%20%56%N/A
434

Concordia College at Moorhead

11 to 173%82%78%23%96%2%
435

Martin Luther College

12 to 173%83%78%66%94%N/A
436

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

18 to 161%80%78%19%69%N/A
437

University of Missouri-Columbia

20 to 169%87%78%28%60%N/A
438

Concordia University-Nebraska

14 to 159%76%78%25%73%4%
439

University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

18 to 166%86%78%35%62%N/A
440

Oregon State University

18 to 164%85%78%26%54%N/A
441

DeSales University

13 to 170%78%78%16%79%4%
442

Robert Morris University

15 to 158%85%78%13%80%N/A
443

Roger Williams University

14 to 164%81%78%11%84%N/A
444

University of St Thomas

9 to 158%83%78%28%78%N/A
445

Saint Norbert College

13 to 173%82%78%16%94%3%
446

Catholic University of America

7 to 169%86%79%15%83%2%
447

Merrimack College

13 to 171%83%79%11%89%4%
448

University of Mississippi

18 to 161%87%79%22%68%8%
449

Truman State University

16 to 173%89%79%32%80%N/A
450

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

19 to 179%85%79%17%58%N/A
451

Franciscan University of Steubenville

14 to 179%86%79%26%89%N/A
452

Pacific University

11 to 171%77%79%16%93%3%
453

Immaculata University

9 to 170%83%79%12%59%6%
454

Messiah College

12 to 177%88%79%28%97%N/A
455

Longwood University

16 to 166%80%79%22%48%5%
456

Virginia Commonwealth University

17 to 162%86%79%27%55%N/A
457

University of Colorado Boulder

18 to 171%86%80%20%43%4%
458

Saint Mary's College

10 to 179%90%80%24%94%N/A
459

University of Northern Iowa

17 to 168%80%80%36%55%N/A
460

McDaniel College

11 to 170%75%80%15%98%4%
461

Westfield State University

17 to 163%79%80%25%56%N/A
462

Yeshiva University

7 to 188%94%80%50%82%N/A
463

Walsh University

13 to 160%78%80%30%85%N/A
464

Belmont University

14 to 169%83%80%23%65%3%
465

Washington State University

15 to 164%78%80%24%61%N/A
466

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

22 to 160%81%80%36%43%N/A
467

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

18 to 168%85%80%34%43%N/A
468

Azusa Pacific University

11 to 168%88%81%20%92%4%
469

Colorado State University-Fort Collins

18 to 167%87%81%26%50%4%
470

University of Iowa

15 to 172%85%81%20%58%N/A
471

Grace Bible College

13 to 160%56%81%44%83%3%
472

Grand Valley State University

17 to 167%84%81%24%65%4%
473

Carlow University

11 to 150%77%81%24%87%5%
474

Dakota State University

18 to 138%74%81%38%39%9%
475

University of Utah

16 to 164%89%81%28%51%N/A
476

Chaminade University of Honolulu

11 to 147%74%82%28%81%9%
477

Valparaiso University

13 to 167%82%82%11%91%N/A
478

Baker University

12 to 160%77%82%21%73%6%
479

University of North Dakota

21 to 154%81%82%39%51%N/A
480

John Carroll University

13 to 173%85%82%19%97%4%
481

Mount Carmel College of Nursing

13 to 172%85%82%54%50%N/A
482

Saint Joseph's University

13 to 179%90%82%14%90%N/A
483

Wilkes University

15 to 159%77%82%18%84%N/A
484

Bob Jones University

12 to 162%80%82%55%71%2%
485

Shenandoah University

10 to 155%77%82%22%59%7%
486

Central Washington University

20 to 152%79%82%34%56%7%
487

Seattle Pacific University

15 to 171%87%82%13%93%3%
488

Western Washington University

18 to 171%82%82%28%48%N/A
489

Utica College

11 to 142%70%83%13%76%8%
490

University of Mary Washington

14 to 170%82%83%18%41%2%
491

Old Dominion University

19 to 153%82%83%31%55%N/A
492

Huntington University

10 to 166%79%84%22%85%4%
493

University of St Thomas

14 to 176%89%84%26%91%N/A
494

Linfield College-McMinnville Campus

11 to 163%86%84%20%96%3%
495

Regent University

28 to 149%80%84%25%84%N/A
496

Taylor University

12 to 177%87%85%30%84%N/A
497

University of New England

13 to 165%75%85%14%80%N/A
498

University of Nebraska at Kearney

14 to 156%80%85%37%71%N/A
499

Niagara University

13 to 163%88%85%22%85%8%
500

Kent State University at Kent

21 to 156%81%85%27%68%12%

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