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The 100 Largest Colleges in America

Here’s our list of the 100 largest colleges in America, based on the number of full-time undergraduate students.

School Name Full Time Undergrad Students Overall Niche Grade Location Acceptance Rate
School Name Ashford University
Full Time Undergrad Students 45,324
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Clinton, IA
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Full Time Undergrad Students 44,499
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Salt Lake City, UT
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
School Name Texas A&M University
Full Time Undergrad Students 42,129
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location College Station, TX
Acceptance Rate 71.03%
School Name Ohio State University
Full Time Undergrad Students 40,613
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Columbus, OH
Acceptance Rate 52.96%
School Name Penn State
Full Time Undergrad Students 39,357
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location State College, PA
Acceptance Rate 50.29%
Full Time Undergrad Students 36,477
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Orlando, FL
Acceptance Rate 49.61%
Full Time Undergrad Students 36,309
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Austin, TX
Acceptance Rate 39.66%
Full Time Undergrad Students 36,264
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Tempe, AZ
Acceptance Rate 84.33%
Full Time Undergrad Students 35,341
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location East Lansing, MI
Acceptance Rate 66.09%
School Name Rutgers University
Full Time Undergrad Students 32,411
Overall Niche Grade A
Location New Brunswick, NJ
Acceptance Rate 60.50%
Full Time Undergrad Students 31,742
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Champaign, IL
Acceptance Rate 59.04%
Full Time Undergrad Students 31,370
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Bloomington, IN
Acceptance Rate 76.09%
School Name University of Florida
Full Time Undergrad Students 29,907
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Gainesville, FL
Acceptance Rate 45.61%
School Name University of Arizona
Full Time Undergrad Students 29,529
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Tucson, AZ
Acceptance Rate 74.62%
Full Time Undergrad Students 29,341
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Los Angeles, CA
Acceptance Rate 52.86%
Full Time Undergrad Students 29,211
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Tallahassee, FL
Acceptance Rate 55.39%
Full Time Undergrad Students 29,033
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Los Angeles, CA
Acceptance Rate 18.56%
Full Time Undergrad Students 28,904
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Minneapolis, MN
Acceptance Rate 45.35%
School Name Purdue University
Full Time Undergrad Students 28,419
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location West Lafayette, IN
Acceptance Rate 59.29%
Full Time Undergrad Students 28,306
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Madison, WI
Acceptance Rate 56.94%
Full Time Undergrad Students 27,764
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Seattle, WA
Acceptance Rate 55.21%
School Name University of Alabama
Full Time Undergrad Students 27,737
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Tuscaloosa, AL
Acceptance Rate 51.05%
School Name Iowa State University
Full Time Undergrad Students 27,440
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Ames, IA
Acceptance Rate 86.91%
School Name Liberty University
Full Time Undergrad Students 27,408
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Lynchburg, VA
Acceptance Rate 22.32%
Full Time Undergrad Students 27,395
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Ann Arbor, MI
Acceptance Rate 32.24%
Full Time Undergrad Students 27,227
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Long Beach, CA
Acceptance Rate 35.46%
Full Time Undergrad Students 26,810
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Davis, CA
Acceptance Rate 40.37%
Full Time Undergrad Students 26,762
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Fullerton, CA
Acceptance Rate 44.47%
Full Time Undergrad Students 26,320
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Berkeley, CA
Acceptance Rate 16.02%
Full Time Undergrad Students 26,234
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location San Marcos, TX
Acceptance Rate 72.90%
School Name Miami Dade College
Full Time Undergrad Students 26,157
Overall Niche Grade C+
Location Miami, FL
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Full Time Undergrad Students 25,859
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Columbia, MO
Acceptance Rate 77.67%
Full Time Undergrad Students 25,644
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Miami, FL
Acceptance Rate 52.78%
School Name Texas Tech University
Full Time Undergrad Students 25,589
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Lubbock, TX
Acceptance Rate 66.13%
School Name University of Georgia
Full Time Undergrad Students 25,371
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Athens, GA
Acceptance Rate 55.72%
Full Time Undergrad Students 25,096
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location San Diego, CA
Acceptance Rate 34.48%
Full Time Undergrad Students 25,027
Overall Niche Grade A
Location College Park, MD
Acceptance Rate 47.93%
School Name Temple University
Full Time Undergrad Students 24,990
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Philadelphia, PA
Acceptance Rate 61.73%
Full Time Undergrad Students 24,499
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Provo, UT
Acceptance Rate 47.00%
Full Time Undergrad Students 24,344
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Boulder, CO
Acceptance Rate 84.16%
Full Time Undergrad Students 24,159
Overall Niche Grade A
Location San Diego, CA
Acceptance Rate 33.29%
Full Time Undergrad Students 24,141
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Irvine, CA
Acceptance Rate 37.42%
School Name University of Houston
Full Time Undergrad Students 23,974
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Houston, TX
Acceptance Rate 62.99%
Full Time Undergrad Students 23,783
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Tampa, FL
Acceptance Rate 53.16%
Full Time Undergrad Students 23,762
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Denton, TX
Acceptance Rate 65.38%
School Name New York University
Full Time Undergrad Students 23,715
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location New York City, NY
Acceptance Rate 35.45%
School Name Virginia Tech
Full Time Undergrad Students 23,685
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Blacksburg, VA
Acceptance Rate 72.63%
Full Time Undergrad Students 23,195
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Baton Rouge, LA
Acceptance Rate 76.63%
Full Time Undergrad Students 23,179
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Columbia, SC
Acceptance Rate 65.20%
Full Time Undergrad Students 21,713
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location San Francisco, CA
Acceptance Rate 65.97%
Full Time Undergrad Students 21,402
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Raleigh, NC
Acceptance Rate 51.60%
Full Time Undergrad Students 21,352
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Sacramento, CA
Acceptance Rate 72.65%
Full Time Undergrad Students 21,341
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location San Jose, CA
Acceptance Rate 59.85%
Full Time Undergrad Students 20,863
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Morgantown, WV
Acceptance Rate 85.79%
Full Time Undergrad Students 20,843
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Pullman, WA
Acceptance Rate 82.08%
Full Time Undergrad Students 20,690
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Lexington-Fayette, KY
Acceptance Rate 72.21%
Full Time Undergrad Students 20,684
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Amherst Town, MA
Acceptance Rate 61.39%
Full Time Undergrad Students 20,682
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Cincinnati, OH
Acceptance Rate 75.78%
Full Time Undergrad Students 20,456
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Fort Collins, CO
Acceptance Rate 80.48%
Full Time Undergrad Students 20,337
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Knoxville, TN
Acceptance Rate 74.83%
Full Time Undergrad Students 20,248
Overall Niche Grade B
Location San Antonio, TX
Acceptance Rate 75.91%
Full Time Undergrad Students 20,056
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Richmond, VA
Acceptance Rate 75.35%
Full Time Undergrad Students 19,914
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Santa Barbara, CA
Acceptance Rate 36.34%
Full Time Undergrad Students 19,717
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Pomona, CA
Acceptance Rate 51.87%
School Name University of Iowa
Full Time Undergrad Students 19,546
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Iowa City, IA
Acceptance Rate 80.95%
Full Time Undergrad Students 19,243
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Fayetteville, AR
Acceptance Rate 62.04%
Full Time Undergrad Students 19,173
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Flagstaff, AZ
Acceptance Rate 81.00%
Full Time Undergrad Students 19,084
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Allendale, MI
Acceptance Rate 80.43%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,983
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Charlotte, NC
Acceptance Rate 64.09%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,982
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Atlanta, GA
Acceptance Rate 59.44%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,903
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Greenville, NC
Acceptance Rate 77.28%
School Name Kent State University
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,873
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Kent, OH
Acceptance Rate 84.38%
School Name Auburn University
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,853
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Auburn, AL
Acceptance Rate 83.47%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,793
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Milwaukee, WI
Acceptance Rate 89.55%
School Name University of Oregon
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,673
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Eugene, OR
Acceptance Rate 74.90%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,660
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Lincoln, NE
Acceptance Rate 69.89%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,578
Overall Niche Grade A
Location San Luis Obispo, CA
Acceptance Rate 30.89%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,477
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Corvallis, OR
Acceptance Rate 77.76%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,445
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Riverside, CA
Acceptance Rate 58.29%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,258
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Manhattan, KS
Acceptance Rate 94.93%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,201
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Stillwater, OK
Acceptance Rate 74.95%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,166
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Buffalo, NY
Acceptance Rate 57.81%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,057
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Los Angeles, CA
Acceptance Rate 18.02%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,057
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Harrisonburg, VA
Acceptance Rate 65.73%
Full Time Undergrad Students 18,006
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Norman, OK
Acceptance Rate 81.33%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,976
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
Acceptance Rate 69.27%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,818
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Fairfax, VA
Acceptance Rate 66.65%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,745
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Fresno, CA
Acceptance Rate 59.40%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,745
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Los Angeles, CA
Acceptance Rate 61.07%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,732
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Kennesaw, GA
Acceptance Rate 53.45%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,694
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Pittsburgh, PA
Acceptance Rate 53.12%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,677
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Storrs, CT
Acceptance Rate 49.96%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,570
Overall Niche Grade A+
Location Chapel Hill, NC
Acceptance Rate 28.50%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,467
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Newark, DE
Acceptance Rate 67.83%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,444
Overall Niche Grade B-
Location Las Vegas, NV
Acceptance Rate 86.89%
School Name University of Kansas
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,335
Overall Niche Grade A
Location Lawrence, KS
Acceptance Rate 91.42%
School Name Full Sail University
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,318
Overall Niche Grade B
Location Winter Park, FL
Acceptance Rate 100.00%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,262
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Indianapolis, IN
Acceptance Rate 70.49%
School Name University of Utah
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,137
Overall Niche Grade A-
Location Salt Lake City, UT
Acceptance Rate 81.42%
Full Time Undergrad Students 17,040
Overall Niche Grade B+
Location Normal, IL
Acceptance Rate 73.88%
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The 100 Largest Colleges in America