Colleges and Universities with Automatic Acceptance

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Some colleges and universities are almost impossible to get into because of their selectivity. Fortunately, there are many good colleges and universities with 100 percent acceptance rates. Here are 25 that offer automatic acceptance.
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1. Bellevue University (Bellevue, NE)

Bellevue has two programs--an on campus program and an online program--that have 100 percent acceptance rates. Prospective students must fill out an application and prove that they have a high school diploma or GED. Foreign students must supply TOEFL scores.

2. Golden Gate University (San Francisco, CA)

Admission requirements at Golden Gate University are determined by the faculty. Students are reviewed individually and are asked to submit transcripts along with test scores and an optional personal statement. Students who have a high school GPA of at least 3.0 or a community college GPA of 2.0 are preferred, though any student can be accepted conditionally with the approval of the appropriate academic department.

3. Pikeville College (Pikeville, KY)

Applying to Pikeville is easy. All the college asks is that you submit a signed application along with your transcripts and ACT or SAT scores. A personal interview is recommended, though it is not required.

4. Weber State University (Ogden, UT)

Students from nearly every state in the U.S. and 45 other countries are accepted to Weber State University each year. Every student that applies is considered for merit-based scholarships. Prior transcripts are a must and test scores may also be required.

5. Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, OH)

Students receive unconditional acceptance at Shawnee State University if they complete an application and submit their high school transcripts. Students who do not have a high school diploma must have a GED or minimum results on the ACT or SAT.

6. West Virginia University (Parkersburg, WV)

To get into West Virginia University, students need a high school diploma or a GED. Prospective students are also asked to submit transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. Standards for West Virginia's general program are not rigorous. However, there are some premier programs at the university, such as the College of Business and Economics, which require a minimum GPA and above-average test scores.

7. Concordia College (Selma, AL)

Concordia is the only black Lutheran college in North America. To gain acceptance, students must fill out an application, pay a $10 fee and submit transcripts. International students need health insurance and evidence that they understand the English language.

8. Gratz College (Melrose Park, PA)

Gratz College is the first transdenominational Jewish college in the United States. Prospective students need to fill out an application and write a personal statement to gain admission to the school's undergraduate program.

9. University of Maryland - University College (Adelphi, MD)

Applying to the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland University College is fast and easy. The school does not require transcripts or test scores from most students. However, they do ask that students have either a high school diploma or a GED.

10. City University (Seattle, WA)

Applying to the City University of Seattle is a cinch. The school only asks that you fill out an application and submit transcripts. International students must submit proof of English proficiency (if applicable.)

11. University of Texas - Brownsville (Brownsville, TX)

Getting accepted into the University of Texas - Brownville couldn't be any easier. Prospective students have to pass the GED test OR secure a high school diploma OR be 18 years of age OR transfer from another college OR register in the adult and continuing education program. Prospective students can also seek entry under Texas' 'academic fresh start' statute.

12. Wayne State College (Wayne, NE)

Students who are interested in Wayne State College are asked to fill out an online application. WSC also asks for transcripts, ACT scores and an application fee. International students have a special application that needs to be filled out.

13. CUNY - College of Staten Island (Staten Island, NY)

Gaining admission to the College of Staten Island is a breeze if you have a high school diploma or a GED. Although the school does ask for SAT scores and an academic average, they do have a 100 percent acceptance rate.

14. CUNY - Medgar Evers College (Brooklyn, NY)

Students who have a GED score of 2250 or a C average are accepted into the Medgar Evers College baccalaureate degree program; students who do not meet those requirements are accepted into the associate degree program. All freshmen must take a skills assessment test to ensure they are placed in the appropriate classes.

15. National University (La Jolla, CA)

Students who wish to attend the National University in La Jolla, California must submit an application and show that they have a high school diploma or GED. Prospective students who have a high school GPA beneath 2.0 are admitted on probation. Accepted students are asked to complete an evaluation to determine placement in various classes.

16. Baker College of Flint (Flint, MI)

Baker College has what they call a 'right to try' admissions policy. The school accepts anyone who has a high school diploma or a GED. Students who don't meet either of those requirements can still be admitted based on test results. Baker also waives SAT and ACT test scores, which means applicants are not required to take either standardized test to gain admission.

17. Oklahoma Panhandle State University (Goodwell, OK)

Only a few documents are required to gain entry to the Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Students must show an immunization record and be able to prove that they graduated from an accredited high school. Students who score below 19 on the science, math, reading or English areas of the ACT are required to take an entrance exam or remediate through zero-level courses.

18. Mountain State University (Beckley, WV)

Getting accepted to Mountain State University is a sure thing. The school only asks that you fill out an application and supply information about other colleges or programs you have attended. ACT or SAT scores are not required for undergraduate admission.

19. Peirce College (Philadelphia, PA)

Applying to Peirce College takes approximately five minutes. Students can apply at any time and begin college courses within a month's time. Peirce accepts anyone who has a high school diploma, a GED or a state equivalency diploma. Students who are unable to provide these documents are considered non-matriculated and may enroll for up to 15 credits.

20. Tabor College (Hillsboro, KS)

Tabor College is a 'decidedly Christian' school with flexible admission requirements. Student must fill out an application, submit transcripts and supply ACT or SAT scores. All students are evaluated on an individual basis.

21. Wilmington University (New Castle, DE)

Wilmington University has an open admissions policy, which means they admit anyone who is interested in learning. They accept high school graduates, GED holders, home schooled students and students who have the appropriate equivalents. Standardized test scores are accepted, but they are not required for admission. Undergraduate students born after 1957 must also submit immunization records in accordance with Delaware law.

22. Morris College (Sumter, SC)

Morris College admits anyone who has the capacity to do college level work. The school even accepts students who do not have a high school diploma or GED. Students who want to transfer from another school should be in good academic standing.

23. Granite State College (Concord, NH)

Granite State College accepts anyone who shows they have the ability and desire to do college work. Students can prove their capability with a high school diploma, a GED or successful Accuplacer assessments.

24. Utah Valley State College (Orem, UT)

Utah Valley State University is an Open Admissions Opportunity Enrollment University. This means the school believes everyone has the right to an education. Students who apply online are accepted within two business days. Students may be asked to submit transcripts and SAT or ACT scores prior to registration, though the school does make exceptions.

25. Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA)

This performing arts school has strict academic requirements compared to some of the other schools on this list. However, they do have a 100 percent acceptance rate. Students must submit required documents (application, transcripts, etc.) and two letters of recommendation to be considered for admission.

*Note: All of the schools on this list had a Fall 2007 acceptance rate of 100 percent.

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