Colleges with Highest Acceptance Rate

CollegeLocationOwnershipAverage Admitted SAT ScoreAdmission RateStudents admitted out of 100 ApplicantsTuition In StateTuition Out of StateTotal CostReligious Affiliation
Stanford University Stanford, CA Private nonprofit 1479 0.0504 5 46,320 46,320 13,857 Not available
Harvard University Cambridge, MA Private nonprofit 1497 0.0558 6 45,278 45,278 17,882 Not available
Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY Private nonprofit 1473 0.0661 7 53,000 53,000 21,031 Not available
Yale University New Haven, CT Private nonprofit 1498 0.0673 7 47,600 47,600 20,910 Not available
Princeton University Princeton, NJ Private nonprofit 1490 0.0714 7 43,450 43,450 8,848 Not available
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA Private nonprofit 1507 0.083 8 46,704 46,704 22,968 Not available
University of Chicago Chicago, IL Private nonprofit 1506 0.0838 8 51,351 51,351 25,883 Not available
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA Private nonprofit 1544 0.0881 9 45,390 45,390 24,760 Not available
Brown University Providence, RI Private nonprofit 1457 0.0949 9 49,346 49,346 27,496 Not available
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Private nonprofit 1457 0.1016 10 49,536 49,536 25,225 Not available
Pomona College Claremont, CA Private nonprofit 1435 0.103 10 47,620 47,620 14,908 Not available
Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA Private nonprofit 1408 0.1096 11 49,045 49,045 24,298 Not available
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH Private nonprofit 1437 0.1097 11 49,506 49,506 29,986 Not available
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering Needham, MA Private nonprofit 1506 0.1098 11 48,181 48,181 22,617 Not available
Duke University Durham, NC Private nonprofit 1450 0.1142 11 49,241 49,241 34,137 United Methodist
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN Private nonprofit 1498 0.1168 12 44,712 44,712 18,144 Not available
College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO Private nonprofit 1069 0.1236 12 18,730 18,730 13,603 Evangelical Christian
Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA Private nonprofit 1431 0.1248 12 47,442 47,442 21,858 Not available
Harvey Mudd College Claremont, CA Private nonprofit 1484 0.1296 13 50,649 50,649 29,865 Not available
Northwestern University Evanston, IL Private nonprofit 1460 0.1304 13 49,047 49,047 28,155 Not available
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD Private nonprofit 1453 0.1412 14 48,710 48,710 34,455 Not available
Amherst College Amherst, MA Private nonprofit 1451 0.1412 14 50,562 50,562 18,848 Not available
Cornell University Ithaca, NY Private nonprofit 1428 0.1507 15 49,116 49,116 29,711 Not available
Rice University Houston, TX Private nonprofit 1482 0.1596 16 42,253 42,253 21,024 Not available
Tufts University Medford, MA Private nonprofit 1424 0.161 16 50,604 50,604 29,565 Not available
Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO Private nonprofit 1469 0.1674 17 48,093 48,093 32,873 Not available
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA Public 1397 0.1688 17 13,431 38,139 13,262 Not available
Georgetown University Washington, DC Private nonprofit 1416 0.1724 17 48,611 48,611 30,580 Roman Catholic
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Public 1339 0.1728 17 12,763 37,471 13,328 Not available
Middlebury College Middlebury, VT Private nonprofit 1383 0.1744 17 47,828 47,828 23,303 Not available
Williams College Williamstown, MA Private nonprofit 1442 0.1761 18 50,070 50,070 23,924 Not available
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Private nonprofit 1391 0.1768 18 50,277 50,277 29,174 Not available
Barnard College New York, NY Private nonprofit 1357 0.1962 20 47,631 47,631 25,680 Not available
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN Private nonprofit 1455 0.198 20 47,929 47,929 29,727 Roman Catholic
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley, GA Public 865 0.2051 21 5,594 15,850 14,782 Not available
Carleton College Northfield, MN Private nonprofit 1400 0.2065 21 49,263 49,263 28,892 Not available
Chicago State University Chicago, IL Public 875 0.2118 21 9,994 16,954 11,689 Not available
Southern University at New Orleans New Orleans, LA Public 803 0.2145 21 5,827 5,827 8,224 Not available
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Private nonprofit 1070 0.2156 22 20,109 20,109 23,815 Evangelical Christian
United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, NY Public 1220 0.2172 22 1,107 1,107 6,125 Not available
Davidson College Davidson, NC Private nonprofit 1355 0.2213 22 46,966 46,966 19,981 Presbyterian Church (USA)
Colby College Waterville, ME Private nonprofit 1363 0.2252 23 49,120 49,120 25,530 Not available
Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Private nonprofit 963 0.2297 23 27,788 27,788 21,723 Not available
Emory University Atlanta, GA Private nonprofit 1380 0.2367 24 46,314 46,314 25,941 United Methodist
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Private nonprofit 1448 0.2372 24 50,665 50,665 34,857 Not available
Washington and Lee University Lexington, VA Private nonprofit 1395 0.2388 24 46,417 46,417 24,472 Not available
Piedmont International University Winston-Salem, NC Private nonprofit 898 0.242 24 9,580 9,580 14,514 Baptist
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM Public 1191 0.2445 24 6,613 19,137 11,785 Not available
Haverford College Haverford, PA Private nonprofit 1433 0.2457 25 49,098 49,098 23,336 Not available
Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA Private nonprofit 1315 0.2478 25 50,152 50,152 36,834 Not available
Grinnell College Grinnell, IA Private nonprofit 1402 0.2491 25 46,990 46,990 23,192 Not available
Maine College of Health Professions Lewiston, ME Private nonprofit 1085 0.25 25 11,400 11,400 14,340 Not available
Kenyon College Gambier, OH Private nonprofit 1335 0.2563 26 49,140 49,140 29,516 Not available
Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY Private nonprofit 1405 0.2573 26 51,250 51,250 21,858 Not available
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Public 1384 0.2628 26 13,856 43,476 14,521 Not available
Babson College Wellesley, MA Private nonprofit 1317 0.263 26 46,784 46,784 31,884 Not available
University of Puerto Rico-Carolina Carolina, PR Public 1002 0.2653 27 3,056 6,088 7,087 Not available
Colgate University Hamilton, NY Private nonprofit 1374 0.2736 27 49,970 49,970 22,687 Not available
University of Minnesota-Rochester Rochester, MN Public 1110 0.2752 28 13,232 13,232 17,234 Not available
Scripps College Claremont, CA Private nonprofit 1362 0.279 28 49,152 49,152 28,126 Not available
Southwestern Assemblies of God University Waxahachie, TX Private nonprofit 949 0.2796 28 19,180 19,180 24,819 Assemblies of God Church
Northeastern University Boston, MA Private nonprofit 1435 0.2848 28 45,530 45,530 28,869 Not available
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA Private nonprofit 1380 0.2851 29 49,324 49,324 33,661 Roman Catholic
Oberlin College Oberlin, OH Private nonprofit 1357 0.2878 29 50,582 50,582 32,061 Not available
Oak Hills Christian College Bemidji, MN Private nonprofit 930 0.291 29 16,165 16,165 17,400 Interdenominational
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras San Juan, PR Public 1162 0.2939 29 2,019 4,518 3,171 Not available
University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA Public 1364 0.2979 30 15,192 44,365 19,430 Not available
Wellesley College Wellesley, MA Private nonprofit 1369 0.2985 30 46,836 46,836 25,429 Not available
CUNY Lehman College Bronx, NY Public 1025 0.2995 30 6,760 13,870 5,465 Not available
Lafayette College Easton, PA Private nonprofit 1294 0.3025 30 47,760 47,760 32,047 Presbyterian Church (USA)
Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA Private nonprofit 1338 0.3041 30 46,230 46,230 33,300 Not available
Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA Private nonprofit 1346 0.305 31 49,638 49,638 32,475 Not available
Corban University Salem, OR Private nonprofit 1066 0.3053 31 29,640 29,640 23,289 Baptist
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC Public 1343 0.3054 31 8,591 33,673 13,744 Not available
Paine College Augusta, GA Private nonprofit 749 0.3063 31 14,224 14,224 18,387 United Methodist
University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA Private nonprofit 1337 0.3111 31 48,090 48,090 23,329 Not available
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA Public 1259 0.3129 31 9,001 20,161 17,661 Not available
Catawba College Salisbury, NC Private nonprofit 990 0.3179 32 28,730 28,730 20,311 Not available
New York University New York, NY Private nonprofit 1360 0.3207 32 47,750 47,750 36,419 Not available
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus Atlanta, GA Public 1403 0.3217 32 12,204 32,396 11,574 Not available
Baptist Health College-Little Rock Little Rock, AR Private nonprofit 1050 0.3235 32 8,802 8,802 21,345 Baptist
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York, NY Public 1230 0.3244 32 6,810 13,920 7,014 Not available
Boston University Boston, MA Private nonprofit 1303 0.3262 33 48,436 48,436 34,910 Not available
University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA Public 1248 0.3264 33 13,968 38,676 14,767 Not available
Washington Adventist University Takoma Park, MD Private nonprofit 821 0.3309 33 22,790 22,790 16,307 Seventh Day Adventists
Houston Baptist University Houston, TX Private nonprofit 1060 0.3323 33 29,800 29,800 20,057 Southern Baptist
University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota, FL Public 1120 0.336 34 5,587 16,501 5,634 Not available
University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA Public 1344 0.3374 34 13,530 38,238 13,913 Not available
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach, CA Public 1056 0.3382 34 6,452 17,612 9,163 Not available
Emmanuel College Franklin Springs, GA Private nonprofit 930 0.3388 34 18,870 18,870 15,219 Pentecostal Holiness Church
Columbia International University Columbia, SC Private nonprofit 1045 0.34 34 20,430 20,430 18,833 Not available
Brandeis University Waltham, MA Private nonprofit 1360 0.3402 34 49,598 49,598 28,370 Not available
Hope International University Fullerton, CA Private nonprofit 910 0.3425 34 28,550 28,550 21,651 Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE Private nonprofit 1110 0.3427 34 13,418 13,418 17,989 United Methodist
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Winston-Salem, NC Public 1108 0.3439 34 8,983 24,403 14,454 Not available
San Diego State University San Diego, CA Public 1130 0.3441 34 6,976 18,136 13,475 Not available
College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA Public 1353 0.3446 34 19,372 41,072 18,300 Not available
Emmaus Bible College Dubuque, IA Private nonprofit 1069 0.3472 35 15,920 15,920 13,940 Brethren Church
Central Christian College of the Bible Moberly, MO Private nonprofit 985 0.3491 35 11,900 11,900 10,335 Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Reed College Portland, OR Private nonprofit 1383 0.3499 35 49,940 49,940 23,267 Not available
American University Washington, DC Private nonprofit 1252 0.3502 35 43,103 43,103 36,480 United Methodist
Alice Lloyd College Pippa Passes, KY Private nonprofit 1006 0.3511 35 11,460 11,460 10,968 Not available
Brigham Young University-Hawaii Laie, HI Private nonprofit 1098 0.3562 36 5,100 5,100 9,764 Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
St Olaf College Northfield, MN Private nonprofit 1282 0.3597 36 42,940 42,940 23,452 Evangelical Lutheran Church
Saint Louis Christian College Florissant, MO Private nonprofit 990 0.3611 36 10,075 10,075 14,923 Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Webb Institute Glen Cove, NY Private nonprofit 1442 0.3619 36 46,000 46,000 17,409 Not available
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Reading, PA Private nonprofit 898 0.3625 36 16,875 16,875 22,044 Not available
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH Private nonprofit 1398 0.3627 36 44,560 44,560 27,949 Not available
Kentucky Christian University Grayson, KY Private nonprofit 977 0.3629 36 17,810 17,810 19,282 Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY Private nonprofit 1239 0.365 37 49,120 49,120 25,413 Not available
Berea College Berea, KY Private nonprofit 1117 0.3651 37 24,870 24,870 4,222 Not available
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice New York, NY Public 975 0.3655 37 6,810 13,920 5,294 Not available
Coppin State University Baltimore, MD Public 888 0.3719 37 7,346 12,870 9,055 Not available
Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI Private nonprofit 1273 0.372 37 45,840 45,840 43,582 Not available
CUNY Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY Public 1115 0.3731 37 6,838 13,948 6,451 Not available
Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO Public 1339 0.3767 38 17,353 34,828 24,929 Not available
University of Miami Coral Gables, FL Private nonprofit 1319 0.3779 38 45,724 45,724 32,746 Not available
Kentucky State University Frankfort, KY Public 931 0.3792 38 7,754 18,056 8,770 Not available
University of California-Davis Davis, CA Public 1226 0.3795 38 13,951 38,659 15,052 Not available
Menlo College Atherton, CA Private nonprofit 1018 0.3808 38 38,750 38,750 28,725 Not available
Pepperdine University Malibu, CA Private nonprofit 1226 0.381 38 48,342 48,342 33,314 Churches of Christ
Grambling State University Grambling, LA Public 871 0.3823 38 7,063 16,222 16,527 Not available
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista, VA Private nonprofit 1041 0.3829 38 14,900 14,900 20,053 Not available
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr, PA Private nonprofit 1346 0.3851 39 47,140 47,140 28,732 Not available
Emory University-Oxford College Oxford, GA Private nonprofit 1329 0.3863 39 41,614 41,614 26,718 United Methodist
CUNY Hunter College New York, NY Public 1165 0.3866 39 6,782 13,892 7,742 Not available
University of California-Irvine Irvine, CA Public 1175 0.3868 39 13,252 37,960 13,648 Not available
Governors State University University Park, IL Public 911 0.3887 39 10,246 18,406 18,082 Not available
Alaska Pacific University Anchorage, AK Private nonprofit 985 0.3891 39 19,610 19,610 18,218 United Methodist
Macalester College Saint Paul, MN Private nonprofit 1358 0.3902 39 48,887 48,887 24,934 Presbyterian Church (USA)
Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS Private nonprofit 844 0.3912 39 10,608 10,608 13,117 United Church of Christ
Johnson University Florida Kissimmee, FL Private nonprofit 943 0.3919 39 14,270 14,270 15,850 Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI Private nonprofit 1091 0.3921 39 27,000 27,000 21,177 Seventh Day Adventists
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Public 1297 0.3924 39 9,806 34,676 17,742 Not available
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA Public 1066 0.3931 39 7,016 18,176 13,390 Not available
Central State University Wilberforce, OH Public 777 0.395 40 6,246 13,928 10,802 Not available
The King's College New York, NY Private nonprofit 1181 0.3958 40 33,270 33,270 28,378 Interdenominational
University of Memphis Memphis, TN Public 1029 0.3978 40 8,903 20,615 13,353 Not available
Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC Public 1032 0.4027 40 6,623 17,016 13,516 Not available
New Mexico Military Institute Roswell, NM Public 970 0.4036 40 4,677 10,122 6,798 Not available
CUNY Queens College Queens, NY Public 1110 0.4044 40 6,938 14,048 6,678 Not available
CUNY York College Jamaica, NY Public 885 0.405 41 6,748 13,858 5,742 Not available
SUNY at Purchase College Purchase, NY Public 1082 0.408 41 8,267 18,117 19,510 Not available
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY Public 1271 0.4099 41 8,855 23,935 13,717 Not available
Spring Hill College Mobile, AL Private nonprofit 1120 0.4132 41 34,092 34,092 9,657 Roman Catholic
Claflin University Orangeburg, SC Private nonprofit 815 0.4133 41 15,520 15,520 21,426 United Methodist
Sterling College Sterling, KS Private nonprofit 990 0.4141 41 22,950 22,950 17,648 Not available
Rust College Holly Springs, MS Private nonprofit 780 0.4149 41 9,500 9,500 9,777 United Methodist
State University of New York at New Paltz New Paltz, NY Public 1124 0.4151 42 7,737 17,587 16,599 Not available
The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL Public 1053 0.4154 42 6,360 19,241 11,184 Not available
Barton College Wilson, NC Private nonprofit 959 0.4178 42 27,941 27,941 20,544 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton, CA Public 1024 0.4186 42 6,437 17,597 7,454 Not available
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY Private nonprofit 1368 0.4187 42 49,341 49,341 34,841 Not available
Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX Private nonprofit 1055 0.4191 42 24,890 24,890 24,645 Baptist
New York School of Interior Design New York, NY Private nonprofit 1065 0.4194 42 22,670 22,670 35,806 Not available
Mid-Atlantic Christian University Elizabeth City, NC Private nonprofit 947 0.4196 42 13,440 13,440 15,888 Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Bacone College Muskogee, OK Private nonprofit 856 0.4205 42 14,500 14,500 22,732 American Baptist
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church Bryn Athyn, PA Private nonprofit 952 0.4214 42 19,353 19,353 12,703 Other (none of the above)
Bentley University Waltham, MA Private nonprofit 1244 0.4232 42 44,085 44,085 32,713 Not available
Trinity Bible College and Graduate School Ellendale, ND Private nonprofit 926 0.4241 42 15,506 15,506 20,488 Assemblies of God Church
SUNY at Binghamton Vestal, NY Public 1305 0.4249 42 9,053 22,173 18,870 Not available
Whitman College Walla Walla, WA Private nonprofit 1314 0.4272 43 46,138 46,138 36,433 Not available
Ave Maria University Ave Maria, FL Private nonprofit 1098 0.4277 43 18,479 18,479 18,072 Roman Catholic
CUNY City College New York, NY Public 1125 0.4297 43 6,689 13,799 6,002 Not available
Holy Names University Oakland, CA Private nonprofit 858 0.43 43 35,666 35,666 25,533 Roman Catholic
York College Pennsylvania York, PA Private nonprofit 1054 0.4302 43 18,240 18,240 21,267 Not available
Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX Private nonprofit 1220 0.4328 43 40,720 40,720 32,005 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ Private nonprofit 1340 0.4356 44 47,190 47,190 32,869 Not available
Baylor University Waco, TX Private nonprofit 1239 0.4367 44 40,198 40,198 32,657 Baptist
York College York, NE Private nonprofit 950 0.4374 44 17,200 17,200 16,400 Churches of Christ
University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK Private nonprofit 1295 0.4397 44 39,521 39,521 25,355 Presbyterian Church (USA)
Farmingdale State College Farmingdale, NY Public 994 0.4401 44 7,808 17,658 9,182 Not available
King University Bristol, TN Private nonprofit 1005 0.4401 44 26,480 26,480 19,013 Presbyterian Church (USA)
Southwestern University Georgetown, TX Private nonprofit 1168 0.4422 44 37,560 37,560 22,573 United Methodist
Delaware State University Dover, DE Public 892 0.4443 44 7,531 16,138 16,099 Not available
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN Public 1288 0.4458 45 13,790 22,210 17,015 Not available
La Sierra University Riverside, CA Private nonprofit 929 0.4462 45 30,471 30,471 21,904 Seventh Day Adventists
University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL Public 1177 0.4464 45 6,410 17,324 11,232 Not available
Occidental College Los Angeles, CA Private nonprofit 1304 0.4487 45 49,248 49,248 28,630 Not available
University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD Public 1315 0.4488 45 9,996 31,144 15,634 Not available
Pacific Union College Angwin, CA Private nonprofit 984 0.4522 45 29,064 29,064 22,661 Seventh Day Adventists
Wilson College Chambersburg, PA Private nonprofit 941 0.4523 45 24,392 24,392 18,849 Presbyterian Church (USA)
Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL Private nonprofit 1172 0.4533 45 31,460 31,460 24,482 United Methodist
Toccoa Falls College Toccoa Falls, GA Private nonprofit 997 0.4545 45 20,710 20,710 18,783 Christ and Missionary Alliance Church
LeTourneau University Longview, TX Private nonprofit 1158 0.4548 45 27,900 27,900 21,098 Interdenominational
Bryan College-Dayton Dayton, TN Private nonprofit 1016 0.4553 46 23,300 23,300 15,339 Interdenominational
California State University-Northridge Northridge, CA Public 902 0.456 46 6,569 17,729 6,797 Not available
Johnson C Smith University Charlotte, NC Private nonprofit 796 0.4563 46 18,236 18,236 19,918 Not available
Finlandia University Hancock, MI Private nonprofit 886 0.4595 46 22,110 22,110 23,275 Evangelical Lutheran Church
Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth, TX Private nonprofit 1003 0.4595 46 24,454 24,454 24,775 United Methodist
Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN Private nonprofit 1105 0.4597 46 30,166 30,166 8,065 Roman Catholic
East Central University Ada, OK Public 970 0.46 46 5,874 14,182 6,783 Not available
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, CA Private nonprofit 1229 0.4612 46 30,642 30,642 5,782 Not available
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, AR Public 871 0.4616 46 6,538 12,268 7,959 Not available
Limestone College Gaffney, SC Private nonprofit 902 0.4632 46 23,900 23,900 22,378 Not available
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL Public 844 0.4639 46 8,720 15,656 7,400 Not available
George Washington University Washington, DC Private nonprofit 1294 0.4646 46 50,435 50,435 33,637 Not available
Southeastern University Lakeland, FL Private nonprofit 955 0.4648 46 22,840 22,840 21,534 Assemblies of God Church
Pfeiffer University Misenheimer, NC Private nonprofit 931 0.4653 47 27,125 27,125 18,366 United Methodist
DigiPen Institute of Technology Redmond, WA Private for-profit 1231 0.4657 47 27,800 27,800 36,816 Not available

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