The Largest Universities in the US

Ranking Institution name Students Acceptance Rate
1
Phoenix, Arizona
208 742 0%
2
Montgomery, Alabama
102 241 0%
3
Clinton, Iowa
69 336 96%
4
Tempe, Arizona
49 945 80%
5
Columbus, Ohio
38 884 56%
6
University Park, Pennsylvania
37 917 54%
7
Indianapolis, Indiana
37 662 0%
8
Austin, Texas
37 083 40%
9
Orlando, Florida
36 775 49%
10
College Station, Texas
36 219 69%
11
East Lansing, Michigan
34 196 69%
12
Salt Lake City, Utah
31 353 45%
13
Champaign, Illinois
31 118 62%
14
Bloomington, Indiana
30 949 72%
15
Gainesville, Florida
30 241 47%
16
New Brunswick, New Jersey
30 038 60%
17
West Lafayette, Indiana
29 360 60%
18
Minneapolis, Minnesota
29 125 44%
19
Tallahassee, Florida
28 733 57%
20
Provo, Utah
28 338 49%
21
Tucson, Arizona
28 210 77%
22
Madison, Wisconsin
28 167 68%
23
Los Angeles, California
27 365 22%
24
Ann Arbor, Michigan
27 046 37%
25
Seattle, Washington
26 228 55%
26
Miami, Florida
26 211 0%
27
Fullerton, California
26 079 46%
28
Long Beach, California
25 932 31%
29
Northridge, California
25 641 46%
30
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
25 430 57%
31
Columbia, Missouri
25 178 79%
32
Davis, California
25 056 46%
33
Berkeley, California
25 018 18%
34
Lynchburg, Virginia
24 777 24%
35
Athens, Georgia
24 496 56%
36
College Park, Maryland
24 486 47%
37
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
24 382 64%
38
San Marcos, Texas
24 223 75%
39
Ames, Iowa
24 209 85%
40
Miami, Florida
24 022 43%
41
Denton, Texas
23 870 60%
42
Tampa, Florida
23 773 45%
43
Boulder, Colorado
23 662 88%
44
Lubbock, Texas
23 588 79%
45
Houston, Texas
23 580 58%
46
Blacksburg, Virginia
23 366 70%
47
San Diego, California
23 036 31%
48
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
22 681 76%
49
San Francisco, California
22 510 64%
50
La Jolla, California
21 983 38%

It is believed that larger colleges have better funding and therefore may offer more education and research opportunities, as well as degrees.

Campuses of some of the largest universities can be compared to small towns and certain courses may be attended by up to 500 students. Larger academic institutions have a great number of extracurricular activities, a lot of housing opportunities and local food outlets.

In the autumn of 2013, the top-10 of the U.S. largest colleges had the average enrollment of 43,628 students.

Our largest colleges rating lists academic institutions with the number of full-time undergraduate students exceeding 20,000.


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