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.


1,093 results nationwide

Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

88% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 74,795enrollment
  • $14,653net price
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

78% Acceptance Rate

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,548net price
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

76% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,695enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Value in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

85% Acceptance Rate

#2 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,737enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

78% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 30,559enrollment
  • $21,133net price
  • 1140-1303SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

96% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 29,986enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

88% Acceptance Rate

#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 28,798enrollment
  • $15,403net price
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

University of Hawaii at Manoa
H
Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

84% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Public Universities in Hawaii

  • 18,025enrollment
  • $15,193net price
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

85% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 45,601enrollment
  • $15,620net price
  • 1090-1350SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

84% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 37,437enrollment
  • $21,198net price
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

85% Acceptance Rate

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 37,812enrollment
  • $13,750net price
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Georgia State University
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

82% Acceptance Rate

#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 36,360enrollment
  • $17,750net price
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

#7 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 20,023enrollment
  • $10,687net price
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.98Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 31

Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

84% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Value Colleges in Colorado

  • 32,428enrollment
  • $17,609net price
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due May 11

Florida Atlantic University
F
Boca Raton, FL
Florida Atlantic University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

75% Acceptance Rate

#7 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 30,805enrollment
  • $11,451net price
  • 1060-1220SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.66Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

89% Acceptance Rate

#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 38,541enrollment
  • $18,285net price
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

84% Acceptance Rate

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 27,349enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1