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
Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Baker College of Flint 1

Flint, MI

100.0% 4
Boston Architectural College

Boston, MA

Chancellor University 1

Seven Hills, OH

College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More 1

Fort Worth, TX

100.0% 4
CUNY—​College of Staten Island

Staten Island, NY

CUNY—​Medgar Evers College

Brooklyn, NY

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, FL

Everglades University 1

Boca Raton, FL

100.0% 4
Fisk University 1

Nashville, TN

100.0% 4

1 2 3 .. 10

Show 10 schools

College Search

Top College Resources

Looking at colleges? Find out what you need to know.

Studying in the United States
Paying for College
Finding the Right School
Applying to College

Find Accredited Colleges

AA, AS and Other 2-Year Degrees; BA, BS and Other 4-Year Degrees; MA, MS, MBA and Other Master's Degrees; Professional Certificates and Certifications.
Learn More at!