Of those accepted into a college, colleges with a better history and reputation for offering strong programs will see a higher rate of enrollment. The acceptance rate figures are provided by the IPEDS database from the U.S. Department of Education. The most recently available data is for the winter 2013-14 entering undergraduate class.

The IPEDS database did not have retention 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

University of California-Irvine

19 to 188%93%39%8%73%N/A
502

University of California-Santa Cruz

18 to 178%88%50%8%74%N/A
503

University of San Francisco

14 to 171%83%64%8%61%N/A
504

Quinnipiac University

12 to 176%87%74%8%83%N/A
505

Georgetown University

11 to 194%96%17%8%42%N/A
506

Morningside College

13 to 155%74%56%8%96%N/A
507

Mount St Mary's University

12 to 169%75%67%8%95%4%
508

Brandeis University

10 to 186%92%34%8%58%N/A
509

Cornell University

9 to 193%97%15%8%55%N/A
510

CUNY Hunter College

11 to 154%83%39%8%56%5%
511

CUNY Queens College

14 to 158%85%40%8%53%5%
512

New York School of Interior Design

10 to 150%80%42%8%29%N/A
513

University of Rochester

10 to 188%96%34%8%78%N/A
514

Skidmore College

8 to 186%94%36%8%48%N/A
515

Stony Brook University

17 to 168%90%41%8%57%N/A
516

Concordia University-Portland

17 to 148%74%51%8%100%N/A
517

Carnegie Mellon University

10 to 188%98%24%8%54%N/A
518

University of Richmond

8 to 188%93%31%8%69%N/A
519

University of California-Berkeley

17 to 192%96%17%7%61%N/A
520

Emory University

8 to 189%94%24%7%54%N/A
521

Concordia University-Chicago

15 to 150%62%50%7%89%4%
522

Tulane University of Louisiana

9 to 183%92%30%7%70%N/A
523

Loyola University Maryland

11 to 181%86%61%7%70%N/A
524

Babson College

14 to 189%96%26%7%48%N/A
525

Boston College

14 to 192%95%29%7%45%2%
526

Boston University

12 to 185%93%33%7%49%N/A
527

Tufts University

9 to 193%97%16%7%43%N/A
528

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

17 to 170%91%32%7%56%5%
529

CUNY Brooklyn College

15 to 154%82%37%7%60%7%
530

State University of New York at New Paltz

15 to 173%89%42%7%53%N/A
531

University of Pennsylvania

6 to 195%98%10%7%54%N/A
532

Spring Hill College

14 to 153%81%41%6%99%8%
533

University of California-Los Angeles

16 to 191%96%17%6%61%N/A
534

University of California-Santa Barbara

17 to 181%93%33%6%66%N/A
535

University of Miami

12 to 182%92%38%6%70%N/A
536

Northeastern University

14 to 184%97%28%6%65%N/A
537

Washington University in St Louis

8 to 193%96%17%6%49%N/A
538

Arcadia University

10 to 158%79%59%6%94%6%
539

Yale University

6 to 197%99%7%5%52%N/A
540

Johns Hopkins University

10 to 194%97%14%5%51%N/A
541

Fordham University

14 to 181%91%48%5%80%5%
542

Harvard University

7 to 198%98%6%4%44%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