Getting Accepted: Top 10 Easiest Colleges To Get Into

Ever think you’ll never be able to get into college? Think again! Your chances of getting in may be higher than you think. While some universities are selective, some are easier to get accepted into than others.

U.S. News put together a list of the Top 100 highest acceptance rates among universities. The list is based on the fall 2011 acceptance rates for the entering class among the schools surveyed. Many universities on the list had acceptance rates as high as 100 percent — yes, you read that correctly. The following are 10 of the universities on the list.

Daytona State College

  • Type of school: public
  • Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 100 percent

Want to study by the beach? Daytona State College might just be the place for you! Located in sunny Daytona Beach, F.L., this college offers over 100 bachelor’s, associate’s and certificate programs according to its website. According to The College Board, the school is primarily a commuter campus offering certificate, diploma, associate and bachelor’s degrees. For more information, check out the Daytona State College website at www.daytonastate.edu.

Granite State College

  • Type of school: public
  • Location: Concord, New Hampshire
  • Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 100 percent

Founded in 1972, this 4-year public liberal arts college is located in Concord, New Hampshire. It offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees according to The College Board.

“The Mission of Granite State College is to expand access to public higher education to adults of all ages throughout the state of New Hampshire.” — Granite State College website

University of Maryland — University College (UMUC)

  • Type of school: public
  • Location: Adelphi, Maryland
  • Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 100 percent

This public university was founded in 1947 and is one of 11 accredited, degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland. Its headquarters are in Adelphi, Maryland. According to The College Board, UMUC is primarily a commuter campus and offers certificate, associate, bachelor’s master’s and doctoral degrees. For more information, check out their website at www.umuc.edu.

Utah State University

  • Type of school: public
  • Location: Logan, Utah
  • Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 96.9 percent

Dream of going to school in the mountainous state of Utah? Check out Utah State University! Located in a small city, this semester-based university is less than 20 minutes from two mountain ranges and within a half day’s drive of six national parks according to the university’s website. Utah State University offers certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees according to The College Board.

Texas A&M University—Kingsville

  • Type of school: public
  • Location: Kingsville, Texas
  • Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 97.9 percent

Forty miles from Corpus Christi and its beaches, you might find yourself calling Texas A&M University — Kingsville “home”. The campus is also 120 miles from the border with Mexico. Offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, this university is mostly a commuter campus according to The College Board. For more information, go to their website at www.tamuk.edu.

University of Wyoming

  • Type of school: public
  • Location: Laramie, Wyoming
  • Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 96 percent

Founded in 1886, this public university is located in a large town in a suburban area. University of Wyoming offers certificate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. According to the university’s website, the college offers more than 200 student clubs and organizations. Could this be the campus for you? Check out their website at  www.uwyo.edu.

South Dakota State University

  • Type of school: public
  • Location: Brookings, South Dakota
  • Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 92.3 percent

Located in a rural setting, this semester-based university is located in the large town of Brookings, South Dakota. Considered to be primarily a commuter campus by The College Board, it offers certificate, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. According to the university’s website, 90 percent of students received financial aid for the 2011-2012 academic year. For more information, go to their website at www.sdstate.edu.

Fisk University

  • Type of school: private
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 100 percent

Fisk University is a private liberal arts college. Offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, this university is religiously affiliated with the United Church of Christ.

“Fisk University produces graduates from diverse backgrounds with the integrity and intellect required for substantive contributions to society. Our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts. Our faculty and administrators emphasize the discovery and advancement of knowledge through research in the natural and social sciences, business and the humanities. We are committed to the success of scholars and leaders with global perspective.” — Fisk University website

University of Texas — El Paso (UTEP)

  • Type of school: public
  • Location: El Paso, Texas
  • Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 99.8 percent

Founded in 1913, this university is located in a urban setting. It is considered to primarily be a commuter campus by The College Board, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The institution is just 100 yards from Mexico.

“Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, UTEP is unique among research institutions. The University is home to a majority Hispanic student population, many of whom are among the first in their families to attend college. UTEP is proud of its multicultural locale and long history of fostering diversity—these characteristics make the campus of more than 22,600 students one of the most friendly and welcoming university settings anywhere.” — UTEP website

Northwest Florida State College

  • Type of school: public
  • Location: Niceville, Florida
  • Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 100 percent

A 2-year, public college of business and community college. This coed college is located in a large town in a rural setting and is primarily a commuter campus. It offers certificate, associate and bachelor’s degrees. For more information, go to their website at www.nwfsc.edu.

Don’t sell yourself short and think you won’t be able to get into a university. Have confidence and explore your options. With acceptance rates like these, you might just find your perfect fit.

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Kassi Luja is a junior at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo pursuing a degree in journalism with a concentration in news-editorial. At school, she can often be found in the Mustang Daily newsroom where she works as a copy editor. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with family and friends.
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