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
Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Menlo College

Atherton, CA

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, OR

East Central University 1

Ada, OK

91.9% 4
Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

College of Mount St. Vincent

Riverdale, NY

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

University of Houston—​Downtown

Houston, TX


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