Top 100 - Highest Acceptance Rates

Waiting for acceptance letters to arrive can be a stressful time for prospective college students. Whether applicants see "Congratulations!" instead of "We regret to inform you," can depend on the schools to which they applied. While some colleges and universities pride themselves on selectivity, others welcome most, if not all, of their college applicants. The 100 schools on this list had the highest acceptance rates for the fall 2012 entering class among all schools surveyed by U.S. News, regardless of ranking category.

School Fall 2012 acceptance rate
University of Akron

Akron, OH

96.8%
Metropolitan State University 1

St. Paul, MN

96.7% 4
Utah State University

Logan, UT

96.7%
Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, TX

96.6%
Nyack College 1

Nyack, NY

96.4% 4
Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

96.4%
Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO

96.2%
Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

96.2%
Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC

96.1%
Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, FL

95.9%
University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

95.7%
Western State Colorado University

Gunnison, CO

95.6%
Washburn University

Topeka, KS

95.5%
Johnson State College 1

Johnson, VT

95.4% 4
University of Montana

Missoula, MT

95.4%
Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

95.2%
American Jewish University 1

Bel-Air, CA

94.9% 4
Davenport University

Grand Rapids, MI

94.8%
Ottawa University 1

Ottawa, KS

94.8% 4
University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

94.8%
Lynn University

Boca Raton, FL

94.7%
Concordia University Texas

Austin, TX

94.6%
Martin Methodist College 1

Pulaski, TN

94.6% 4
Brewton-​Parker College 1

Mount Vernon, GA

94.5% 4
AIB College of Business

Des Moines, IA

94.3%

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