The Most Popular Colleges in America with High Acceptance Rates

Colleges that are Easy to Get Into

CollegeSimply has compiled this list of four-year colleges in America that have acceptance rates over 75%. These are schools that you have a very high chance of getting into if your GPA, SAT and ACT scores meet their admission criteria. Acceptance isn't guaranteed, but they are good candidates for your list of safety schools. These colleges are ranked by popularity of views on CollegeSimply.com.

See also, the best colleges with high acceptance rates and the highest acceptance rate colleges.


1,284 results nationwide

Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ

Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

90% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 80,065enrollment
  • $14,808net price
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

88% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 50,023enrollment
  • $22,803net price
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,644enrollment
  • $20,592net price
  • 1130-1410SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

95% Acceptance Rate

#2 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 31,547enrollment
  • $18,693net price
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC

East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

92% Acceptance Rate

#9 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 27,151enrollment
  • $14,410net price
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

87% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 49,403enrollment
  • $17,075net price
  • 1140-1370SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO

University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

81% Acceptance Rate

#2 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 39,585enrollment
  • $21,836net price
  • 1160-1390SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

88% Acceptance Rate

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,171enrollment
  • $14,120net price
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA

San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

77% Acceptance Rate

#13 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,751enrollment
  • $14,219net price
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.35Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 15

Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC

Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

83% Acceptance Rate

#7 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 20,436enrollment
  • $13,084net price
  • 1100-1270SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

91% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 33,403enrollment
  • $16,926net price
  • 1080-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Temple University
T
Philadelphia, PA

Temple University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 33,196enrollment
  • $23,935net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Florida Atlantic University
F
Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

81% Acceptance Rate

#8 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 29,592enrollment
  • $9,711net price
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA

George Mason University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

90% Acceptance Rate

#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 39,049enrollment
  • $18,479net price
  • 1140-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

94% Acceptance Rate

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,282enrollment
  • $13,267net price
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA

Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

83% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 27,539enrollment
  • $17,911net price
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

Miami University
M
Oxford, OH

Miami University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

88% Acceptance Rate

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 19,107enrollment
  • $23,031net price
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Savannah College of Art and Design
S
Savannah, GA

Savannah College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

82% Acceptance Rate

#11 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 16,414enrollment
  • $45,976net price
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA