Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rates in US

Ranking Institution name Control Acceptance Rate
1
West Jordan, Utah
Private For-Profit 99%
2
Springfield, Illinois
99%
3
Duluth, Georgia
Private For-Profit 99%
4
Erie, Pennsylvania
Private For-Profit 98%
5
Honolulu, Hawaii
98%
6
Grand Rapids, Michigan
98%
7
West Atlantic City, New Jersey
Private For-Profit 98%
8
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Private For-Profit 98%
9
Layton, Utah
Private For-Profit 97%
10
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Public 97%
11
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Private For-Profit 96%
12
Salem, Oregon
96%
13
Hobe Sound, Florida
Private Non-Profit 96%
14
Sycamore, Illinois
Private For-Profit 96%
15
Portland, Oregon
Private For-Profit 96%
16
Oceanside, California
Private For-Profit 96%
17
Laconia, New Hampshire
Private For-Profit 96%
18
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Public 96%
19
New York, New York
Private For-Profit 95%
20
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Private For-Profit 95%
21
Portage, Michigan
Private For-Profit 95%
22
Ardmore, Oklahoma
Public 94%
23
Tampa, Florida
Private For-Profit 94%
24
Lawrenceville, Georgia
94%
25
Craftsbury Common, Vermont
Private Non-Profit 94%
26
Reseda, California
93%
27
Westminster, California
Private For-Profit 93%
28
Valdez, Alaska
Public 93%
29
New York, New York
Private Non-Profit 93%
30
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Private Non-Profit 93%
31
Durham, North Carolina
92%
32
Grand Rapids, Michigan
92%
33
Johnson City, Tennessee
92%
34
Schaumburg, Illinois
Private For-Profit 92%
35
Vancouver, Washington
Private For-Profit 92%
36
Uniontown, Ohio
Public 92%
37
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Private For-Profit 91%
38
Saint Louis, Missouri
Private Non-Profit 91%
39
Moore, Oklahoma
Private For-Profit 91%
40
Perrysburg, Ohio
Private For-Profit 91%
41
Knox, Indiana
Private For-Profit 91%
42
Portland, Oregon
91%
43
Irwin, Ohio
Private Non-Profit 91%
44
Palos Hills, Illinois
Private For-Profit 91%
45
Portland, Oregon
Private For-Profit 91%
46
Farmers Branch, Texas
Private For-Profit 90%
47
Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania
Public 90%
48
Newport, Rhode Island
Private Non-Profit 90%
49
Bradenton, Florida
90%
50
Germantown, Wisconsin
89%

Most of the time, if a person is applying to a very popular high-ranking university; a good idea is also to choose one or two colleges that are easier to get into. Thus, chances to be admitted considerably go up. These are normally the colleges that have almost 100% of all admissions, meaning that if you apply, you will be almost surely admitted.

For example, City University of Seattle also known as CityU in Seattle, Washington, admits 100% of students. It is a private non-for-profit institution of higher education and is one of the easiest colleges to get into. About 2,600 students studied in this college in 2010. Similar universities are to be found in many states.

Other colleges may have somehow smaller percentage of admissions, but still admit almost 90 percent of students. Kendall college in Chicago, Illinois, for instance, admits 99,2% of all applicants.

You will be able to find a complete list of colleges with the highest admission rates on our web site. The list does not, however, include community-type schools or those providing education to less than 100 full-time undergrads.


Data provided by U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences nces.ed.gov