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Why Getting Into College This Fall Is Easy

For those of you who just graduated from high school this past semester and have applied to colleges, you should be able to breathe a bit easier than you would have in years past.  Sometimes it’s best to be lucky, and for those of you with borderline acceptable college applications, you may just be in luck.  Teenage population numbers have dipped and are projected to keep dipping for the next couple of years.  This means there is a smaller pool of applicants and colleges are scrambling to fill the seats with freshmen, meaning they are ultimately lowering the bar and accepting applicants that simply would not have made the cut last year.

According to the experts, there won’t be any noticeable changes to acceptance rates at elite colleges and universities such as Ivy League schools, but smaller, less selective colleges will be doing everything they can to have full classes, even when it means lowering their standards.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education is an organization that has been monitoring and tracking graduation projections for over thirty years.  They recently released a report called Knocking on the College Door which included the following observation:

Over the last two decades, colleges and universities have been able to count on an annually growing number of students graduating from the nation’s high schools. But it appears that period of abundance will soon be history.”

Even though, the number of high school graduates has risen and peaked over the past fifteen years it iis expected to decline by up to two hundred thousand this year, according to the Knocking on the College Door report.

So if you are on of those average high school students with average test scores, you still have a great chance at getting accepted at the college or university you apply to.  Don’t waste this golden opportunity.  If you’ve been procrastinating about applying for enrollment for the Fall 2014 Semester you are running out of time but you can still make it if you act now.  Apply, enroll, and start registering for classes.  You’ll be glad you took the leap.

It’s Not Too Late to Enroll in College for Fall Semester

Even though most college deadlines have passed, according to the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), nearly 300 colleges have so far reported that they still have room for incoming freshman.  Many colleges are still trying to fill their classes and also tend to lose students in the final weeks before classes start.  When that happens it is referred to as “Summer Melt”.

There are a ton of colleges with very high acceptance rates that you can still apply to and get registered at the last minute.  Here are ten great options for you to consider.

New College of Florida in Sarasota, Florida
St. John’s College in Annapolis
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri
The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland
St. John’s College in Sante Fe, New Mexico
Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon
Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois
Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois
Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin
Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont

Many people who are considering enrolling in college this year feel like they have waited to long so they may as well wait until the Spring semester, but that would be a big mistake.  When you put off enrolling in school the odds go against you astronomically that you will enroll the following semester.  Most people move on with other things such as work and family.  You owe it to yourself to at least make the effort and see if you can still get registered for Fall classes at the school of your choosing.  Online courses are a great alternative as well.  Just remember, it’s still not to late to enroll!  But the clock is ticking and you need to act now.

The Easiest Colleges to Get Into Based on High Acceptance Rates

Let’s face it, most high school students are average with average grade point averages, average SAT scores and average ACT scores.  Not everybody can make the Dean’s List and flaunt a 4.0 GPA with high SAT and ACT scores to boot.  It’s easy to find good college information for the smart kids and governor scholars of the world, but for the average Joe it’s sometimes difficult to find good information.  The purpose of this blog is to focus on the average high school student and provide information about which colleges are the easiest to get into.

CUNY Staten Island has 100% acceptance rate and is one of the easiest colleges to get into in the United States.

CUNY Staten Island has 100% acceptance rate and is one of the easiest colleges to get into in the United States.

Exactly what do I mean when I say, “easiest to get into”?  By that, I mean which colleges will accept you as you are and let you enroll regardless of whether or not you have high marks.  A recent report by US News and World Report named one hundred colleges with the highest acceptance rates, meaning the colleges that accepted the most people and turned away the fewest.  According to their study, thirty-one colleges accepted everybody, one hundred percent of those who applied for enrollment.  There were also many more that accepted ninety-nine percent of applicants for enrollment (almost everybody).  With those colleges and universities instead of it being hard to get into them, it is actually hard not to get into them.  They have certainly reversed the trend.

It’s important to note that some people have complained that their report is misleading and although those colleges do “accept” everybody some of them then make each applicant go through a screening process in which some of them are denied.  However, more often than not, the report is pretty accurate.   In this blog we will be showcasing colleges and universities with very high acceptance rates that you should be able to get into very easily.

We will be previewing many of these colleges and universities, but not all of them.  Here is a list of 15 institutions that had 100% acceptance rates for the Fall Semester of 2011 in no particular order:

  • Goddard College of Plainfield Vermont
  • Fisk University in Nashville Tennessee
  • Granite State College in Concord New Hampshire
  • Baker College of Flint Michigan
  • Boston Architectural College in Boston Massachusetts
  • Dayton State College  in Dayton Beach Florida
  • Missouri Western State University in Saint Joseph Missouri
  • Mountain State University in Beckley West Virginia
  • Chancellor University in Cleveland Ohio
  • CUNY-College in Staten Island New York
  • CUNY Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn New York
  • Lyndon State College in Lyndonville Vermont
  • Northwest Florida State College in Niceville Florida
  • New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas New Mexico

We will be featuring many colleges in future posts, but as I mentioned, we are focusing on colleges with the highest acceptance rates, so you will sure to receive the “congratulations” letter instead of the “sorry” letter from your perspective college in response to your application.