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
Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

99.9%
University of Texas—​El Paso

El Paso, TX

99.8%
Cameron University

Lawton, OK

99.6%
Herzing University 1

Madison, WI

99.6% 4
University of Arkansas—​Little Rock 1

Little Rock, AR

99.5%
Brigham Young University—​Idaho 1

Rexburg, ID

99.4% 4
Kendall College

Chicago, IL

99.2%
Lewis-​Clark State College

Lewiston, ID

99.1%
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 1

Old Lyme, CT

99.1% 4
Trevecca Nazarene University

Nashville, TN

99.1%
Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

99.0%
Southern Nazarene University

Bethany, OK

99.0% 4
Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, VA

99.0%
Lyndon State College 1

Lyndonville, VT

98.7% 4
Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

98.4%
Midland University

Fremont, NE

98.0%
MidAmerica Nazarene University 1

Olathe, KS

97.8% 4
Southern Wesleyan University 1

Central, SC

97.4% 4
Sul Ross State University

Alpine, TX

97.4% 4
Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, TN

97.4%
Huntington University

Huntington, IN

97.3%
Martin Luther College 1

New Ulm, MN

97.3%
Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO

97.2%
Montana State University—​Billings

Billings, MT

96.9%
North Central University

Minneapolis, MN

96.9%

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