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  
N/A

9555 Plainfield Rd
Blue Ash, Ohio 45236-1096
(513) 745-5600

N/A 29% N/A N/A 21% 45 0% N/A  
N/A

1301 Twentieth St S
Great Falls, Montana 59405-4996
(406) 761-8210

0.61 to 1 95% N/A 66% 21% 79 4% N/A  
N/A

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, Texas 77058-1098
(281) 283-7600

1.04 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 38 0% N/A  
N/A

1 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002-1014
(713) 221-8000

1.00 to 1 37% N/A 67% 12% 38 0% N/A  
N/A

601 E John Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820-5711
(217) 333-1000

2.3 to 1 40% 68% 93% 82% 99 3% N/A  
N/A

1950 Third St
La Verne, California 91750-4401
(909) 593-3511

0.51 to 1 95% 59% 86% 58% 57 5% N/A  
N/A

46 University Dr
Augusta, Maine 04330-9410
(207) 621-3000

0.56 to 1 25% N/A 54% 12% 41 0% N/A  
N/A

181 Main St
Presque Isle, Maine 04769-2888
(207) 768-9400

0.78 to 1 67% N/A 63% 37% 46 0% N/A  
N/A

620 West Lexington St
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-1627
(410) 706-3100

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 93 0% N/A  
N/A

3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, Maryland 20783-8010
(301) 985-7000

0.09 to 1 9% N/A N/A 4% 68 0% N/A  
N/A

100 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213
(612) 625-5000

3.39 to 1 59% 47% 90% 70% 99 3% N/A  
N/A

987815 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-7815
(402) 559-4000

4.89 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 101 1% N/A  
N/A

14th and R StLincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588
(402) 472-7211

3.87 to 1 57% 59% 84% 67% 99 4% N/A  
N/A

103 South Bldg Cb 9100
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
(919) 962-2211

6.25 to 1 46% 34% 97% 89% 112 1% N/A  
N/A

1441 N Cable Rd
Lima, Ohio 45805
(419) 227-3141

2.74 to 1 26% N/A N/A 62% 27 5% N/A  
N/A

3157 E. Elwood Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034-7209
(866) 766-0766

0.01 to 1 5% N/A N/A 19% 15 0% N/A  
N/A

800 Linden Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4629
(570) 941-7400

1.75 to 1 91% 72% 88% 77% 85 3% N/A  
N/A

8350 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, Florida 34243-2049
(941) 359-4200

0.89 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 3 0% N/A  
N/A

4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
(202) 274-5012

N/A 9% N/A 54% 15% 43 8% N/A  
N/A

6610 North Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
(575) 392-6561

0.48 to 1 94% N/A 45% 22% 34 10% N/A  
N/A

2801 W Bancroft
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
(419) 530-4636

2.56 to 1 71% N/A 62% 44% 92 6% N/A  
N/A

287 Aikens Ctr Edwin Miller Blvd
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25404-6203
(304) 263-0979

2.00 to 1 19% N/A N/A 67% 18 0% N/A  
N/A

200 Community College Road
Henderson, North Carolina 27536
(252) 492-2061

0.67 to 1 23% N/A N/A 28% 37 0% 63%  
N/A

5537 NW Expressway
Warr Acres, Oklahoma 73132
(405) 234-3600

0.71 to 1 45% N/A N/A 58% 17 0% N/A  
N/A

12900 Maurer Industrial Dr
Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127-1516
(314) 843-4200

N/A 28% N/A 82% 63% 18 0% N/A  
N/A

4343 S. 118th E. Ave, Suite A
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146
(918) 835-8288

0.91 to 1 30% N/A N/A 49% 16 0% N/A  
N/A

1002 N First St
Vincennes, Indiana 47591
(812) 888-8888

0.18 to 1 18% N/A 69% 26% 56 14% N/A  
N/A

488 Palisades Blvd.
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
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N/A 4% N/A N/A 67% 24 0% 94%  
N/A

9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-5696
(919) 866-5000

N/A 4% N/A 71% 15% 44 8% N/A  
N/A

100 Washington Avenue South, Suite 900
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
(800) 925-3368

0.11 to 1 100% N/A N/A 0% 24 2% N/A  
N/A

3838 Livernois
Troy, Michigan 48083-5066
(248) 689-8282

0.11 to 1 N/A N/A N/A 0% 39 0% 85%  
N/A

800 Main Street
Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072-4601
(262) 691-5566

0.28 to 1 14% N/A N/A 31% 39 5% N/A  
N/A

3000 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, North Carolina 27534-8002
(919) 735-5151

0.70 to 1 2% N/A N/A 14% 44 9% N/A  
N/A

3848 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, Utah 84408-1137
(801) 626-6000

0.82 to 1 47% N/A 74% 37% 82 2% N/A  
N/A

176 Murphy Campus Blvd.
Waco, Georgia 30182
(770) 537-6000

N/A 4% N/A 66% 21% 16 0% N/A  
N/A

300 Cherry Lane
Coalinga, California 93210
(559) 934-2000

N/A 14% N/A N/A 20% 62 0% N/A  
N/A

9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, California 90230-3519
(310) 287-4200

N/A 0% N/A 61% 13% 43 9% N/A  
N/A

148 Willey St
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
(304) 296-8282

N/A 4% N/A 64% 67% 61 0% N/A  
N/A

800 Mickelson Dr
Rapid City, South Dakota 57703-4018
(605) 394-4034

0.58 to 1 0% N/A 67% 41% 31 5% 83%  
N/A

4001 East 700 South, Suite 701
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
(801) 274-3280

N/A 0% N/A N/A 27% 11 6% N/A  
N/A

9215 N Black Canyon Hwy.
Phoenix, Arizona 85021-2718
(602) 943-2311

0.01 to 1 82% N/A N/A 4% 30 11% N/A  
N/A

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, Iowa 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

0.26 to 1 32% N/A 41% 21% 37 12% N/A  
N/A

1601 East 27th Street
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361-1899
(308) 635-3606

N/A 53% N/A 56% 3% 26 13% N/A  
N/A

2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399
(775) 445-3000

N/A 20% N/A N/A 15% 39 14% N/A  
N/A

1000 W. College Ave
Silver City, New Mexico 88061
(505) 538-6336

0.98 to 1 2% N/A 48% 17% 72 8% 75%  
N/A

400 Seventh St. North
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602-0908
(608) 785-9200

N/A 0% N/A N/A 36% 42 6% N/A  
N/A

2500 College Dr
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82902-0428
(307) 382-1600

0.48 to 1 40% N/A N/A 46% 38 11% N/A  
N/A

320 Dupont Hwy
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(877) 967-5464

0.09 to 1 12% N/A 64% 36% 39 5% N/A  
N/A

902 Herring Ave
Wilson, North Carolina 27893-3310
(252) 291-1195

0.33 to 1 6% N/A N/A 28% 45 0% N/A  
N/A

4089 Val Tech Rd
Valdosta, Georgia 31602
(229) 333-2100

N/A 2% N/A 63% 33% 4 0% N/A  
N/A

505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871-8727
(715) 468-2815

0.30 to 1 12% N/A 70% 40% 35 6% N/A  
N/A

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001
(937) 775-3333

128.40 to 1 45% N/A 56% 40% 46 0% N/A  
N/A

South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, Washington 98907-2520
(509) 574-4600

0.50 to 1 4% N/A N/A 22% 66 9% N/A  
N/A

1100 E Sheldon St
Prescott, Arizona 86301
(928) 445-7300

0.38 to 1 18% N/A N/A 16% 39 16% 70%  
N/A

112 College Drive
Wells, Maine 4090
(207) 646-9282

0.15 to 1 32% N/A 52% 19% 10 6% N/A  
N/A

One University Plaza
Youngstown, Ohio 44555-0001
(877) 468-6978

0.69 to 1 36% N/A 65% 32% 69 7% N/A  
1

717 Frederica St
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301-3023
(270) 685-3131

1.32 to 1 95% 16% 57% 46% 57 4% N/A  
1

700 New Scotland Ave
Albany, New York 12208
(518) 438-3111

0.51 to 1 0% 16% 54% 29% 41 0% 96%  
106

1100 E 5th St
Anderson, Indiana 46012-3495
(765) 649-9071

0.97 to 1 95% 54% 75% 57% 68 0% 85%  
106

222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1037
(850) 644-2525

3.32 to 1 40% 54% 91% 75% 99 3% N/A  
106

2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001
(202) 806-6100

2.33 to 1 64% 54% 85% 63% 93 4% 65%  
106

500 University Ave W
Minot, North Dakota 58707
(701) 858-3000

1.73 to 1 57% 54% 65% 33% 67 4% N/A  
106

634 Henderson St
Mount Olive, North Carolina 28365-0919
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0.79 to 1 88% 54% 60% 41% 54 3% N/A  
106

3400 N Wesleyan Blvd
Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
(252) 985-5100

0.26 to 1 87% 54% 56% 24% 48 14% N/A  
106

1815 Union Ave
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404
(423) 493-4100

N/A 67% 54% N/A 25% 14 9% N/A  
106

5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649
(479) 788-7000

1.21 to 1 57% 54% 64% 23% 41 0% 58%  
114

325 Cherry Ave
McKenzie, Tennessee 38201
(731) 352-4000

0.50 to 1 53% 55% 64% 29% 62 1% 48%  
114

467 Franklin St
Bloomfield, New Jersey 7003
(973) 748-9000

0.45 to 1 95% 55% 64% 37% 54 13% 50%  
114

4400 University Dr
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-4444
(703) 993-1000

1.04 to 1 19% 55% 86% 66% 42 2% 69%  
114

1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road
Montclair, New Jersey 07043-1624
(973) 655-4000

0.57 to 1 15% 55% 82% 63% 77 3% N/A  
114

1701 W Will Rogers Blvd
Claremore, Oklahoma 74017-3252
(918) 343-7777

0.61 to 1 10% 55% 61% 16% 64 12% N/A  
119

8700 College View Drive
Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota 55375-9001
(952) 446-4100

0.26 to 1 98% 56% 79% 50% 34 1% N/A  
119

608 6th St NE
Jamestown, North Dakota 58405
(701) 252-3467

3.00 to 1 100% 56% 68% 52% 94 1% N/A  
119

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Dekalb, Illinois 60115-2828
(800) 892-3050

3.47 to 1 78% 56% 70% 54% 99 4% N/A  
119

3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796
(954) 262-7300

0.90 to 1 86% 56% 72% 42% 43 2% N/A  
119

3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, California 92106-2899
(619) 849-2200

0.65 to 1 81% 56% 83% 75% 65 1% N/A  
119

201 Mullica Hill Road
Glassboro, New Jersey 8028
(856) 256-4000

0.52 to 1 38% 56% 85% 71% 56 4% N/A  
119

2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
(936) 468-2011

2.89 to 1 47% 56% 63% 44% 87 10% N/A  
119

2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
(304) 357-4800

1.93 to 1 100% 56% 70% 42% 56 12% N/A  
119

212 E. Cullen Building
Houston, Texas 77204-2018
(713) 743-1000

2.37 to 1 46% 56% 83% 46% 60 6% N/A  
119

One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
(217) 206-6600

1.34 to 1 82% 56% 72% 47% 39 6% N/A  
119

1101 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105-1699
(605) 331-5000

0.75 to 1 99% 56% 68% 48% 56 1% 96%  
119

601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110-0001
(336) 750-2000

167.00 to 1 41% 56% 78% 40% 67 0% N/A  
119

1125 E 8th St
York, Nebraska 68467-2699
(402) 363-5600

1.38 to 1 96% 56% 58% 31% 44 7% 70%  
12

2100 College St
Newberry, South Carolina 29108
(803) 276-5010

1.16 to 1 98% 34% 68% 40% 78 8% 42%  
13

100 E Business Way Ste 200
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
(513) 475-3600

N/A 0% 35% N/A 46% 7 0% N/A  
13

7101 University Ave.
Texarkana, Texas 75503
(903) 223-3000

N/A 96% 35% N/A 0% 35 0% N/A  
13

Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall
Rochester, New York 14627-0011
(888) 822-2256

2.91 to 1 87% 35% 96% 85% 93 1% 26%  
132

351 West University Blvd
Cedar City, Utah 84720
(435) 586-7700

1.53 to 1 52% 57% 66% 45% 81 2% N/A  
132

3250 Wilshire Blvd Ste 400
Los Angeles, California 90010
(213) 739-9999

N/A 3% 57% N/A 23% 23 0% N/A  
134

420 W Main St
Danville, Virginia 24541
(434) 791-5600

1.07 to 1 100% 58% 62% 40% 86 6% N/A  
134

5500 University Pky
San Bernardino, California 92407-2397
(909) 537-5000

1.43 to 1 62% 58% 88% 44% 50 0% N/A  
134

2100 W. University Ave.
Wichita, Kansas 67213
(316) 295-5000

0.57 to 1 91% 58% 60% 32% 63 4% N/A  
134

1101 W College Ave
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-2299
(217) 245-3000

3.33 to 1 100% 58% 72% 62% 101 2% N/A  
134

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098
(724) 357-2100

7.05 to 1 8% 58% 75% 50% 73 0% N/A  
134

100 Academic Pkwy
Grayson, Kentucky 41143-1199
(606) 474-3000

2.06 to 1 98% 58% 57% 41% 30 13% N/A  
134

1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60660
(773) 274-3000

0.97 to 1 94% 58% 87% 70% 93 3% N/A  
134

200 South Capitol Street
Clinton, Mississippi 39058
(601) 925-3000

0.80 to 1 98% 58% 73% 62% 92 3% 68%  
134

One College Park Dr
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141-8698
(877) 434-1115

0.32 to 1 96% 58% 60% 39% 36 4% 75%  
134

800 Country Club Rd
Waterbury, Connecticut 6723
(800) 345-2562

0.35 to 1 48% 58% 58% 25% 42 10% 69%  

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