50 US Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rates

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You might be feeling like college admissions is a hopeless game of chance, but at CollegeVine, we know there’s a school out there for everyone. Whether your SAT scores fell short of expectations or you’re just looking for an extra safety or two, here’s a list of the 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest acceptance rates to help you out.

50 American Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rates

 

School Location Most Popular Major Acceptance Rate Approximate Out-of-State Tuition
1. Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA Visual and performing arts 100% $20,340
2. Bismarck State College Bismarck, ND Liberal Arts and Humanities 100% $8,383
3. Blue Mountain College Blue Mountain, MS Business Administration and Management 100% $9,990
4. Boston Architectural College Boston, MA Architecture 100% $20,666
5. Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL Business Administration 100% $8,875

6. California State University—

Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA Liberal Arts and Sciences 100% $17,971
7. Cameron University Lawton, OK Business Administration and Management 100% $14,190

8. CUNY—

College of Staten Island

Staten Island, NY Psychology 100% $14,000

9. CUNY—

Medgar Evers College

Brooklyn, NY Biological and Biomedical Sciences 100% $13.790
10. Dixie State University Saint George, UT Business 100% $13,206
11. Donnelly College Kansas City, KS Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 100% $6,822
12. Granite State College Concord, NH Marketing 100% $8,025
13. Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL Liberal Arts and Humanities 100% $10,201
14. Lake-Sumter State College Leesburg, FL Liberal Studies 100% $13,276
15. Lake Washington Institute of Technology Kirkland, WA Early Childhood Education 100% $9,218
16. LeMoyne-Owen College Memphis, TN Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 100% $10,680
17. Lewis-Clark State College Lewiston, ID Health Professions and Related Programs 100% $17,000
18. Metropolitan State University St. Paul, MN Biology/Biological Sciences 100% $14,319

19. Montana State University—

Billings

Billings, MT Business 100% $17,842

20. Montana State University—

Northern

Havre, MT Engineering 100% $17,408
21. Naropa University Boulder, CO Psychology 100% $30,580
22. New England College Henniker, NH Business 100% $34,606
23. New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas, NM Medical Social Work 100% $7,534
24. Pensacola State College Pensacola, FL Liberal Arts and Sciences 100% $2,051
25. Rochester College Rochester Hills, MI Engineering 100% $21,028
26. Snow College Ephraim, UT General Studies 100% $11,676
27. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest, NC Religious Studies 100% $8,124
28. South Florida State College Avon Park, FL Health Professions and Related Programs 100% $11,859
29. Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Merrimack, NH Business Administration and Management 100% $20,400
30. Trident University International Cypress, CA Health Service Preparatory Studies 100% $9,000
31. Union Institute and University Cincinnati, OH Economics 100% $11,904
32. University of Maryland University College Adelphi, MD General Biology 100% $12,336
33. University of Pikeville Pikeville, KY Business 100% $18,840

34. University of Texas—

El Paso

El Paso, TX Business 100% $19,159
35. VanderCook College of Music Chicago, IL Music Teacher Education 100% $28,344
36. Washburn University Topeka, KS Liberal Arts and Humanities 100% $14,222
37. Wayne State College Wayne, NE Psychology 100% $10,308
38. Weber State University Ogden, UT Selling Skills and Sales Operations 100% N/A
39. Wilmington University New Castle, DE Nursing Practice 100% $10,430
40. Adams State University Alamosa, CO Liberal Arts and Humanities 99% $19,086
41. Belmont Abbey College Belmont, NC Business 99% $18,500
42. Cairn University Langhorne, PA Philosophy and Religious Studies 99% $23,920
43. Dickinson State University Dickinson, ND Business 99% $8,680
44. Martin Methodist College Pulaski, TN Business Administration and Management 99% $23,200
45. NewSchool of Architecture and Design San Diego, CA Animation 99% $26,463
46. University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne, IN Physician Assistant 99% $27,220
47. Valley City State University Valley City, ND Education 99% $15,406
48. Alabama State University Montgomery, AL Health Information/Medical Records 98% $15,906
49. Calvary University Kansas City, MO Theology and Religious Vocations 98% $11,320
50. Eastern Oregon University Le Grande, OR Business 98% $17,994

 

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