Every year countless kids around the country will send in their college applications before waiting by the mailbox for a response. Believe it or not, the potential college students aren’t the only ones eagerly waiting! Colleges are focused on always keeping their numbers up which is why having a high admission yield rate is so important for a school! A high admission yield rate is when students elect to go to a college after being approved. It doesn’t take a film production company to realize that high yield rates mean that your school is desirable. Let’s take a look at 20 American colleges with the higher yield rates around! If you’re looking for a college education, these places might be where to go!
Columbus State University – 59.49%
We are starting our list by heading to Columbus, GA to take in the wonderful Columbus State University. With a yield rate almost at 60%, this is one of the most popular universities in the state of Georgia. There are a total of 8,192 enrolled students every year and their tuition is just $5,613 if you live within the state. All of that extra money you’re saving on your degree can be spent on some nice cosmetic dentistry — especially if you are in the football program.
University of Chicago – 59.98%
Chicago gets maligned nationally for many reasons but nobody ever goes after the great schooling. The University of Chicago is a Midwestern juggernaut of a university. The school boasts an 86% graduation rate for students who decide to pursue four year degrees. Yeah, more than a couple of filmmakers might want to scope this place out for a documentary!
Indiana University SE – 60.05%
We are jumping over state lines in order to check out Indiana University-Southeast. This school accepts 80% of undergrads who apply for admittance and the university only houses 6,442 active and enrolled students. Graduation numbers are quite low, however, as four year graduation rates are down to just 9%. Ouch. Still, people are trying to get into the school in high numbers so something good must be going on.
Southern Polytechnic State – 60.5%
We’re back down South again as we head to Southern Polytechnic State which is located in Marietta, GA. Admission yield rates sit at 60.5% and in-state tuition is as affordable as ever, hovering around $5,800 per semester. Graduation rates are low, however, which makes us think people transfer out after getting their associates degree. Saving that kind of money can go a long way toward unexpected bills like teeth bleaching or dental implants!
McNeese State University – 61.22%
Located in Lake Charles, Louisiana McNeese State University is a very popular local choice for aspiring students. With low tuition rates and a decent graduation rate, you could do far worse than scoping out McNeese.
Northeastern State University – 62.6%
We’ve kind of got a trend going with another trip south, this time to Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s Northeastern State University brings in almost 1,000 freshmen per year with a total enrolled student number hovering around 8,300 kids. 75% of students who apply are accepted and 62% of those accepted students end up attending McNeese.
University of North Georgia – 62.64%
While the University of North Georgia definitely falls shy of bigger schools in the state, in terms of popularity, kids are still finding success at the college. This is a bigger campus which hosts 16,000 students.
University of Pennsylvania – 65.22%
The University of Pennsylvania is an expensive school that has enough prestige to bring in students from all over the country. Undergrad acceptance rates are low but admission yield rates are high, sitting at 65.22%. Kids who attend UoP tend to graduate as the school boasts an impressive 87% graduation rate. Not bad!
Princeton University – 66.16%
Now we are on to some Ivy League schools! Princeton University is a legendary place of education that, no doubt, gets tons of interest every single year from aspiring students. A small campus and high tuition rates keep this school relatively closed off but if you are accepted, you tend to attend!
Purdue University-Calumet – 67.36%
Located in Corn Country, Purdue University-Calumet keeps their student body down and their grades up. The average student posts an SAT score between 1290 – 1605.
Yale University – 69.79%
You could certainly do worse than ending up at Yale, couldn’t you? Yale University is a prestigious and expensive school that is located in New Haven, CT. The average tuition cost per student is $45,800 per kid. Yale keeps their student’s grades up and their graduation rate even higher, as Yale’s 4 year graduation rate is nearly 90%.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock – 70.71%
We’ve cracked the 70% threshold. 70% of students who are accepted at this university end up attending. This means that roughly 700 freshmen per year come to the school, keeping the student body fresh and the campus humming. Average class sizes here are on the smaller end, making it a great place for personalized learning.
Southeastern Louisiana University – 74.27%
Southeastern Louisiana University is a cheap in-state school that takes in 74.27% of their approved applications. Graduation rates on 4 year degrees are low but this is likely due in large part to kids transferring out after a year or two.
Touro College – 76.28%
Welcome to New York, New York! Touro College is a lesser known school nationally that still boasts major popularity with in-state residents. Tuition here is high but not too high, sitting at $15,650, and graduation rates are up there with the best of them.
Troy University – 77.8%
Alabama gets to represent their education with Troy University which is located in, you guessed it, Troy, AL. Troy University enrolls nearly 19,000 students at a time which means that a high level of applicants end up getting accepted and joining the campus. In state tuition is cheap enough for most anybody to attend.
Brigham Young – 78.2%
Welcome to Mormon country. Brigham Young University-Provo is an affordable school with a high admission yield rate. BYU-Provo sits at 78.2% for their admission yield with a student body of over 30,000 kids. Despite these huge numbers, BYU-Provo still gets 31% of their kids to graduate on four year degree programs.
Stanford University – 78.23%
If you want to be a Stanford Cardinal then the odds are good that you are getting in. Stanford may be selective with how they accept, but once accepted it is almost impossible for a student to turn away. Despite high tuition rates, Stanford students graduate at an 80% rate when pursuing four year degree programs. Impressive!
Harvard University – 80.88%
All Ivy League, baby! Harvard has an admission yield rate that kicks us over the 80% mark. Harvard has a large student body, high tuition, but even higher graduation rates. If you are in Harvard then the odds are good that you take your schooling seriously.
Marshall University – 84.35%
Located in Huntington, West Virginia Marshall University is a tight-knit little school. Marshall has an admission yield rate that pushes past 84% which makes their student body of 13,381 kids pretty darn impressive. Marshall’s in state tuition is about as good as it gets anywhere in the country.
Middle Georgia State – 84.75%
Middle Georgia State is essentially a vacuum for applying students. Middle Georgia State scores 84.75% of students who are accepted for attendance at their college. Tuition is just $3,474 which makes it one of the most affordable colleges in the country. We definitely understand why students are flocking to attend. Most kids end up using the school as a stepping stone to bigger things.