Schools Ranked by Acceptance RatePage 6

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
501

California University of Pennsylvania

21 to 150%77%85%26%62%8%
502

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

21 to 165%80%85%39%46%N/A
503

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

23 to 146%75%85%37%47%N/A
504

Fort Hays State University

16 to 143%70%86%41%44%7%
505

Bryan College of Health Sciences

9 to 179%86%86%67%56%3%
506

Valley City State University

11 to 141%71%86%52%56%N/A
507

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

18 to 162%88%86%29%58%N/A
508

Texas Woman's University

18 to 141%76%86%24%67%8%
509

West Virginia University

20 to 157%79%86%31%64%9%
510

Iowa State University

19 to 171%87%87%33%67%5%
511

MCPHS University

16 to 172%84%87%16%87%N/A
512

University of Northwestern-St Paul

18 to 166%82%87%33%59%N/A
513

Canisius College

11 to 170%83%87%14%92%6%
514

Illinois State University

18 to 173%82%88%30%50%4%
515

Missouri University of Science and Technology

19 to 165%87%88%41%77%5%
516

University of Kentucky

17 to 163%83%89%28%78%6%
517

Columbia College

13 to 150%76%89%36%81%9%
518

Loyola University New Orleans

12 to 166%77%90%19%92%5%
519

Southern New Hampshire University

30 to 158%61%92%21%52%8%
520

South Dakota State University

17 to 154%76%92%44%58%5%
521

Wisconsin Lutheran College

12 to 162%75%92%38%89%N/A
522

Samford University

12 to 174%89%93%26%88%N/A
523

Gordon College

13 to 169%85%93%24%98%2%
524

University of Wisconsin-Stout

20 to 157%76%93%49%44%N/A
525

North Dakota State University-Main Campus

18 to 154%78%94%48%56%3%
526

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

22 to 154%75%94%46%47%N/A
527

The Master's College and Seminary

10 to 169%85%95%41%82%N/A
528

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

15 to 160%82%95%45%57%N/A
529

Kansas State University

19 to 162%83%95%39%57%6%
530

Bethel University

12 to 174%84%95%40%89%3%
531

Houghton College

12 to 173%84%95%35%97%4%
532

University of Mary

13 to 160%75%96%46%86%N/A
533

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

18 to 149%73%96%43%62%8%
534

Westminster College

9 to 162%82%96%23%89%N/A
535

University of Wyoming

14 to 155%77%96%36%71%N/A
536

Capitol Technology University

12 to 135%87%97%23%71%7%
537

Fontbonne University

11 to 154%79%97%36%76%10%
538

Utah State University

22 to 149%71%97%29%56%6%
539

Harding University

16 to 164%85%99%66%87%5%
540

Luther Rice University & Seminary

23 to 1100%100%100%100%65%N/A
541

Brigham Young University-Idaho

25 to 161%68%100%47%60%3%
542

Midwives College of Utah

5 to 1N/A100%100%100%30%N/A
543

Alexandria Technical & Community College

24 to 164%71%N/AN/A53%12%
544

American Medical Academy

6 to 175%83%N/AN/A18%N/A
545

American Sentinel University

20 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A22%N/A
546

Apex School of Theology

17 to 195%97%N/AN/A99%11%
547

Baptist Health System School of Health Professions

14 to 190%N/AN/AN/A83%4%
548

Bethesda University

10 to 177%68%N/AN/A58%2%
549

Clear Creek Baptist Bible College

12 to 146%80%N/AN/A90%N/A
550

Colorado Christian University

15 to 147%79%N/AN/A54%6%
551

Columbia College

10 to 162%81%N/AN/A63%N/A
552

Faith Evangelical College & Seminary

15 to 180%67%N/AN/A76%7%
553

Hobe Sound Bible College

12 to 156%75%N/AN/A55%11%
554

Holy Apostles College and Seminary

6 to 160%100%N/AN/A22%N/A
555

International Baptist College and Seminary

4 to 160%79%N/AN/A91%2%
556

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

12 to 168%89%N/AN/A93%18%
557

Laurus College

9 to 188%70%N/AN/A74%20%
558

Mountain State College

17 to 192%83%N/AN/A6%18%
559

Nazarene Bible College

9 to 140%100%N/AN/A49%13%
560

North Central Kansas Technical College

10 to 179%78%N/AN/A57%14%
561

North Florida Community College

17 to 152%70%N/AN/A60%N/A
562

Northwest Iowa Community College

12 to 156%75%N/AN/A30%11%
563

Pamlico Community College

9 to 172%76%N/AN/A39%N/A
564

Provo College

12 to 171%100%N/AN/A74%18%
565

Sessions College for Professional Design

15 to 160%90%N/AN/A53%N/A
566

Southeastern Baptist College

6 to 180%40%N/AN/A21%N/A
567

Touro University Worldwide

13 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A76%4%
568

Unitek College

16 to 1N/A100%N/AN/A20%N/A
569

University of Western States

16 to 188%N/AN/AN/A56%N/A
570

Virginia Baptist College

5 to 1100%25%N/AN/A38%N/A
571

West Virginia Junior College-Morgantown

25 to 153%69%N/AN/A88%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