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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  
399

1145 King Rd
Immaculata, Pennsylvania 19345-0702
(610) 647-4400

0.31 to 1 96% 80% 80% 53% 86 4% N/A  
399

2807 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299
(703) 522-5600

0.74 to 1 92% 80% 74% 50% 56 2% N/A  
399

2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001
(575) 646-0111

2.89 to 1 47% 80% 72% 44% 73 0% 40%  
399

278 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish, Maine 04084-5236
(207) 892-6766

1.17 to 1 100% 80% 76% 51% 53 0% 89%  
399

One Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866-4391
(518) 587-2100

0.17 to 1 4% 80% N/A 31% 40 6% N/A  
399

3900 University Blvd
Tyler, Texas 75799-6699
(903) 566-7000

1.86 to 1 46% 80% 64% 41% 40 0% N/A  
399

1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, Indiana 47722
(812) 488-2000

3.03 to 1 99% 80% 85% 68% 83 3% N/A  
399

One University Avenue
Fulton, Missouri 65251-1098
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0.26 to 1 91% 80% 74% 49% 95 2% N/A  
409

700 Prospect St
New Haven, Connecticut 06511-1189
(203) 773-8550

1.24 to 1 79% 81% 76% 53% 82 6% 59%  
409

600 Park St
Hays, Kansas 67601-4099
(785) 628-4000

1.49 to 1 74% 81% N/A 42% 99 4% N/A  
409

330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, New York 12550
(845) 561-0800

0.46 to 1 99% 81% 70% 56% 46 3% 60%  
409

105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211
(573) 882-2121

11.41 to 1 67% 81% 84% 71% 101 2% 72%  
409

1600 Burrstone Rd
Utica, New York 13502-4892
(315) 792-3111

0.61 to 1 95% 81% 67% 47% 68 3% N/A  
414

9200 University Blvd
Charleston, South Carolina 29406-9121
(843) 863-7000

1.37 to 1 99% 82% 57% 38% 44 3% 69%  
414

1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
(970) 248-1020

0.77 to 1 33% 82% 64% 29% 57 0% N/A  
414

320 Porter Ave
Buffalo, New York 14201-1084
(716) 829-8000

0.81 to 1 97% 82% 73% 40% 86 5% 93%  
414

2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1499
(260) 481-6100

0.99 to 1 16% 82% 60% 24% 45 0% N/A  
414

302 Bibb St
Marion, Alabama 36756
(334) 683-5100

2.64 to 1 95% 82% 72% 37% 89 4% 65%  
414

1000 Regent University Dr
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
(757) 352-4127

0.43 to 1 84% 82% 78% 36% 30 3% 65%  
414

6001 University Boulevard
Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108-1189
(800) 762-0097

0.72 to 1 97% 82% 76% 54% 46 2% 87%  
414

2800 Main St
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606-4201
(203) 576-5235

N/A 100% 82% 100% 60% 20 0% N/A  
414

4901 E University
Odessa, Texas 79762-0001
(432) 552-2020

1.38 to 1 92% 82% 66% 37% 39 0% 61%  
414

800 W Main St
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190-1790
(262) 472-1234

3.41 to 1 15% 82% 79% 58% 71 0% N/A  
424

601 College St
Clarksville, Tennessee 37044
(931) 221-7011

1.32 to 1 17% 83% 67% 36% 67 8% N/A  
424

8787 West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80226
(303) 963-3000

N/A 100% 83% 94% 41% 33 3% N/A  
424

Main St
Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017-0997
(704) 406-2361

0.91 to 1 78% 83% 67% 48% 66 0% N/A  
424

1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201-5372
(718) 488-1013

0.53 to 1 95% 83% 65% 35% 59 0% N/A  
424

901 S National
Springfield, Missouri 65897
(417) 836-5000

1.93 to 1 50% 83% 75% 55% 99 0% 70%  
424

218 Wells Hall
Murray, Kentucky 42071-3318
(270) 809-3011

2.25 to 1 66% 83% 70% 54% 86 6% N/A  
424

2500 North River Road
Manchester, New Hampshire 03106-1045
(603) 668-2211

0.12 to 1 81% 83% 73% 58% 41 3% N/A  
424

1 College Avenue
Wise, Virginia 24293-4400
(276) 328-0100

0.85 to 1 80% 83% 70% 42% 44 0% N/A  
424

116 O'Brien Ave
Machias, Maine 04654-1397
(207) 255-1200

0.53 to 1 92% 83% 67% 30% 44 0% N/A  
424

201 Presidents Circle, ROOM 203
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-9008
(801) 581-7200

2.47 to 1 40% 83% 88% 59% 81 1% 75%  
434

618 Eighth Street
Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065
(800) 873-4282

1.39 to 1 93% 84% 75% 55% 101 3% N/A  
434

5035 Everett
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506-1299
(402) 481-3801

N/A 7% 84% N/A 0% 6 0% N/A  
434

180 Madison Ave., Ste. 900
New York, New York 10016-5267
(212) 312-4300

0.66 to 1 38% 84% N/A 22% 4 0% N/A  
434

928 Sixth Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239
(515) 643-3180

0.77 to 1 28% 84% N/A 50% 15 4% N/A  
434

1104 7th Ave S
Moorhead, Minnesota 56563
(218) 477-4000

0.73 to 1 29% 84% 68% 45% 66 2% N/A  
434

1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050
(701) 231-8011

3.38 to 1 33% 84% 80% 53% 99 0% 53%  
434

1 Pace Plaza
New York, New York 10038-1598
(212) 346-1200

0.54 to 1 98% 84% 76% 56% 57 0% 76%  
434

400 S Orange Ave
South Orange, New Jersey 07079-2697
(973) 761-9000

1.10 to 1 95% 84% 82% 67% 82 0% 50%  
434

236 W Reade Ave
Upland, Indiana 46989-1001
(765) 998-2751

1.13 to 1 98% 84% 88% 77% 67 3% 60%  
434

800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
(920) 424-1234

2.12 to 1 8% 84% 76% 50% 86 0% 98%  
434

1 Main Street
Randolph Center, Vermont 05061-0500
(802) 728-1000

0.64 to 1 53% 84% 69% 50% 9 4% N/A  
445

1910 University Dr
Boise, Idaho 83725
(208) 426-1011

0.94 to 1 22% 85% 71% 28% 73 0% 75%  
445

40 University Drive
Rindge, New Hampshire 03461-0060
(603) 899-4000

0.44 to 1 89% 85% 63% 50% 46 4% 72%  
445

University Parkway
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497-0002
(318) 357-6011

1.16 to 1 71% 85% 68% 35% 73 0% N/A  
445

33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, Florida 33574-6665
(352) 588-8200

1.41 to 1 96% 85% 73% 43% 47 5% N/A  
445

905 W 25th St
Kearney, Nebraska 68849-1212
(308) 865-8441

3.02 to 1 71% 85% 79% 56% 98 0% N/A  
445

Stewart Hall, 1500 University Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201
(304) 293-0111

2.82 to 1 61% 85% 77% 57% 84 5% 68%  
451

2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40205-0671
(502) 272-8263

0.71 to 1 100% 86% 81% 62% 58 2% N/A  
451

210 N 7th St
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
(812) 237-6311

2.38 to 1 65% 86% 61% 44% 99 7% N/A  
451

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

4.84 to 1 73% 86% 86% 71% 98 0% 74%  
451

304 Administration Dr
Denton, Texas 76201
(940) 898-2000

0.89 to 1 38% 86% 68% 45% 91 5% 72%  
451

100 Alumni Dr
Cleveland, Georgia 30528
(706) 865-2134

0.62 to 1 97% 86% 74% 24% 48 0% N/A  
451

2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001
(920) 465-2000

1.26 to 1 17% 86% 74% 51% 42 0% 97%  
457

3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-1578
(808) 735-4711

N/A 98% 87% 69% 36% 54 5% N/A  
457

300 Jay St
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 260-5500

0.47 to 1 0% 87% 77% 14% 57 0% N/A  
457

900 N.Benton
Springfield, Missouri 65802-3791
(417) 873-7879

3.97 to 1 71% 87% 83% 51% 99 8% 63%  
457

807 University Pky
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000
(423) 439-1000

1.99 to 1 14% 87% 66% 41% 87 9% N/A  
457

Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
(330) 672-3000

1.16 to 1 70% 87% 77% 52% 99 0% 85%  
457

99 Powell Rd E
Mayfield, Kentucky 42066-9007
(270) 247-8521

0.29 to 1 4% 87% 60% 36% 27 9% N/A  
457

307 N University Blvd
Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002
(251) 460-6101

1.61 to 1 51% 87% 66% 37% 46 5% 65%  
464

Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222
(479) 968-0389

1.75 to 1 36% 88% 67% 41% 84 10% N/A  
464

4400 MLK Blvd
Beaumont, Texas 77705
(409) 880-7011

1.67 to 1 15% 88% 56% 32% 59 9% N/A  
464

226 Park Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-3713
(320) 251-5600

N/A 16% 88% N/A 36% 35 0% N/A  
464

224 Main St
Farmington, Maine 04938-9978
(207) 778-7000

2.49 to 1 68% 88% 71% 58% 56 0% N/A  
464

One Harrison Plaza
Florence, Alabama 35632-0001
(256) 765-4100

2.52 to 1 39% 88% 69% 32% 80 9% N/A  
464

2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0413
(414) 229-1122

1.94 to 1 7% 88% 69% 43% 45 0% N/A  
464

712 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751
(715) 232-1431

5.74 to 1 12% 88% 70% 52% 86 0% N/A  
471

University Drive and Mill Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85287
(480) 965-2100

11.79 to 1 75% 89% 80% 57% 83 0% 65%  
471

400 Jefferson St
Hackettstown, New Jersey 7840
(908) 852-1400

0.51 to 1 96% 89% 76% 49% 82 5% N/A  
471

820 N Washington Ave
Madison, South Dakota 57042-1799
(605) 256-5111

3.41 to 1 55% 89% 60% 44% 53 2% 61%  
471

650 W Easterday Ave
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan 49783
(906) 632-6841

1.67 to 1 73% 89% 70% 38% 46 5% N/A  
471

Belknap & Catlin
Superior, Wisconsin 54880-4500
(715) 394-8101

1.64 to 1 26% 89% 72% 35% 98 0% N/A  
476

262 S Main St
Lodi, New Jersey 7644
(201) 559-6000

0.93 to 1 95% 90% 73% 42% 40 6% N/A  
476

15800 NW 42 Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054-6199
(305) 626-3600

1.54 to 1 39% 90% 70% 41% 63 13% N/A  
476

411 W Northmoor Road
Peoria, Illinois 61614-3595
(309) 692-4092

N/A 0% 90% N/A 43% 32 16% 82%  
476

1200 S Jay St
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401-7198
(605) 626-3011

7.42 to 1 62% 90% 69% 42% 74 6% 93%  
480

One College Green
La Plume, Pennsylvania 18440-0200
(570) 945-8000

0.39 to 1 81% 91% 61% 41% 78 7% 77%  
480

1800 College Ave
Quincy, Illinois 62301-2699
(217) 222-8020

0.49 to 1 100% 91% 70% 56% 60 5% 61%  
480

100 Campus Dr
Weatherford, Oklahoma 73096-3098
(580) 772-6611

11.32 to 1 69% 91% 57% 36% 64 8% N/A  
480

700 University Avenue
Monroe, Louisiana 71209-0000
(318) 342-1000

0.82 to 1 44% 91% 68% 37% 59 0% N/A  
484

9511 Angola Ct
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268-1119
(317) 875-8640

N/A 6% 92% N/A 18% 15 0% N/A  
484

University Station La Hwy 1
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310
(877) 642-4655

7.51 to 1 31% 92% 69% 39% 50 8% N/A  
484

Administration Lane
Brookings, South Dakota 57007-1898
(800) 952-3541

3.33 to 1 54% 92% 75% 55% 94 2% N/A  
484

1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1000
(270) 745-0111

2.27 to 1 32% 92% 71% 43% 88 8% N/A  
488

900 N. North Branch St.
Chicago, Illinois 60642
(312) 752-2000

0.27 to 1 82% 93% 52% 58% 52 6% N/A  
488

University Blvd
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
(606) 783-2221

3.89 to 1 67% 93% 66% 39% 84 8% 48%  
488

4829 North Lipps Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60630
(773) 777-4220

N/A 41% 93% N/A 31% 17 2% N/A  
488

1 William L. Jones Drive
Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001
(931) 372-3223

1.55 to 1 31% 93% 76% 52% 75 3% 66%  
488

Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
(785) 864-2700

3.33 to 1 53% 93% 79% 64% 101 2% N/A  
493

4301 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 829-6000

1.11 to 1 90% 94% 75% 47% 89 4% N/A  
494

6191 Kraft Avenue S.E.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512-9396
(616) 698-7111

0.19 to 1 86% 95% 69% 35% 38 7% N/A  
494

600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3900
(800) 522-6787

0.05 to 1 8% 95% N/A 50% 46 0% N/A  
494

1900 W 7th St.
Plainview, Texas 79072
(806) 291-1000

1.94 to 1 82% 95% 48% 36% 58 6% N/A  
494

1845 N. Fairmount
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0124
(316) 978-3456

1.29 to 1 62% 95% 70% 41% 80 5% N/A  
498

671 Winyah Drive
Orlando, Florida 32803
(407) 303-7742

0.33 to 1 8% 96% N/A 29% 18 0% 90%  
498

400 N Bluff Blvd
Clinton, Iowa 52733-2967
(563) 242-4023

0.06 to 1 13% 96% 45% 21% 64 13% 91%  
498

1500 NW 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
(954) 776-4476

0.73 to 1 52% 96% N/A 55% 23 0% 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