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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.

Rank College Name Number of Full-Time Undergraduates Niche Overall Grade Location Acceptance Rate
Rank 1
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 54,735
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Salt Lake City, UT
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 2
College Name Texas A&M University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 43,531
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location College Station, TX
Acceptance Rate 66.64%
Rank 3
College Name Ohio State University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 41,117
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Columbus, OH
Acceptance Rate 49.38%
Rank 4
College Name Penn State
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 39,520
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location State College, PA
Acceptance Rate 51.32%
Rank 5
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 38,212
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Tempe, AZ
Acceptance Rate 82.91%
Rank 6
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 37,661
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Orlando, FL
Acceptance Rate 48.57%
Rank 7
College Name Ashford University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 37,066
Niche Overall Grade C-
Location San Diego, CA
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 8
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 36,565
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Austin, TX
Acceptance Rate 39.24%
Rank 9
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 35,645
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location East Lansing, MI
Acceptance Rate 66.28%
Rank 10
College Name Rutgers University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 33,392
Niche Overall Grade A
Location New Brunswick, NJ
Acceptance Rate 58.45%
Rank 11
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 31,989
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Champaign, IL
Acceptance Rate 65.56%
Rank 12
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 31,728
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Bloomington, IN
Acceptance Rate 77.99%
Rank 13
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 30,281
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Los Angeles, CA
Acceptance Rate 45.6%
Rank 14
College Name University of Florida
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 30,168
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Gainesville, FL
Acceptance Rate 47.54%
Rank 15
College Name University of Arizona
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 29,597
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Tucson, AZ
Acceptance Rate 76.43%
Rank 16
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 29,185
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Tallahassee, FL
Acceptance Rate 55.9%
Rank 17
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 29,168
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Minneapolis, MN
Acceptance Rate 44.58%
Rank 18
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 29,004
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Los Angeles, CA
Acceptance Rate 17.28%
Rank 19
College Name Iowa State University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 28,771
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Ames, IA
Acceptance Rate 87.15%
Rank 20
College Name University of Alabama
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 28,689
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Tuscaloosa, AL
Acceptance Rate 53.59%
Rank 21
College Name Purdue University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 28,682
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location West Lafayette, IN
Acceptance Rate 58.97%
Rank 22
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 28,555
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Madison, WI
Acceptance Rate 57.61%
Rank 23
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 28,377
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Seattle, WA
Acceptance Rate 53.33%
Rank 24
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 27,829
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Long Beach, CA
Acceptance Rate 33.82%
Rank 25
College Name Liberty University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 27,671
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Lynchburg, VA
Acceptance Rate 21.56%
Rank 26
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 27,453
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Davis, CA
Acceptance Rate 37.95%
Rank 27
College Name Texas State University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 27,369
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location San Marcos, TX
Acceptance Rate 70.84%
Rank 28
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 27,339
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Provo, UT
Acceptance Rate 48.05%
Rank 29
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 27,258
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Ann Arbor, MI
Acceptance Rate 26.28%
Rank 30
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 27,105
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Fullerton, CA
Acceptance Rate 41.86%
Rank 31
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 26,622
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Berkeley, CA
Acceptance Rate 16.88%
Rank 32
College Name Texas Tech University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 26,121
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Lubbock, TX
Acceptance Rate 63.06%
Rank 33
College Name University of Missouri
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 26,027
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Columbia, MO
Acceptance Rate 78.13%
Rank 34
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 26,010
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location San Diego, CA
Acceptance Rate 34.41%
Rank 35
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 25,922
Niche Overall Grade A
Location San Diego, CA
Acceptance Rate 33.74%
Rank 36
College Name University of Georgia
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 25,906
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Athens, GA
Acceptance Rate 52.88%
Rank 37
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 25,638
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Miami, FL
Acceptance Rate 50.4%
Rank 38
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 25,614
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Indianapolis, IN
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 39
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 25,410
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location College Park, MD
Acceptance Rate 44.88%
Rank 40
College Name Temple University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 25,318
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Philadelphia, PA
Acceptance Rate 55.68%
Rank 41
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 25,059
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Boulder, CO
Acceptance Rate 79.62%
Rank 42
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 24,918
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Denton, TX
Acceptance Rate 70.15%
Rank 43
College Name University of Houston
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 24,912
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Houston, TX
Acceptance Rate 59.72%
Rank 44
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 24,854
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Irvine, CA
Acceptance Rate 38.68%
Rank 45
College Name Virginia Tech
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 24,841
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Blacksburg, VA
Acceptance Rate 73.41%
Rank 46
College Name Miami Dade College
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 24,716
Niche Overall Grade C
Location Miami, FL
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 47
College Name New York University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 24,480
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location New York City, NY
Acceptance Rate 32.07%
Rank 48
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 24,088
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Tampa, FL
Acceptance Rate 44.64%
Rank 49
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 23,613
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Columbia, SC
Acceptance Rate 64.53%
Rank 50
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 23,602
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Baton Rouge, LA
Acceptance Rate 77.34%
Rank 51
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 22,206
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location San Francisco, CA
Acceptance Rate 67.88%
Rank 52
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 22,165
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Sacramento, CA
Acceptance Rate 67.25%
Rank 53
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 21,638
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location San Jose, CA
Acceptance Rate 55.22%
Rank 54
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 21,494
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Flagstaff, AZ
Acceptance Rate 78%
Rank 55
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 21,384
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Pullman, WA
Acceptance Rate 79.64%
Rank 56
College Name University of Kentucky
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 21,199
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Lexington, KY
Acceptance Rate 89.11%
Rank 57
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 21,098
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Amherst, MA
Acceptance Rate 58.32%
Rank 58
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 21,023
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Raleigh, NC
Acceptance Rate 50.43%
Rank 59
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 21,017
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Cincinnati, OH
Acceptance Rate 85.58%
Rank 60
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 21,000
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Montclair Township, NJ
Acceptance Rate 70.07%
Rank 61
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 20,769
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Fort Collins, CO
Acceptance Rate 80.82%
Rank 62
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 20,569
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Knoxville, TN
Acceptance Rate 76.3%
Rank 63
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 20,532
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Morgantown, WV
Acceptance Rate 85.81%
Rank 64
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 20,380
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location Los Angeles, CA
Acceptance Rate 68.13%
Rank 65
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 20,243
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Santa Barbara, CA
Acceptance Rate 32.64%
Rank 66
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 20,234
Niche Overall Grade B
Location San Antonio, TX
Acceptance Rate 77.95%
Rank 67
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 20,193
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Manchester, NH
Acceptance Rate 84%
Rank 68
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 20,137
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Richmond, VA
Acceptance Rate 78.95%
Rank 69
College Name University of Iowa
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 19,911
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Iowa City, IA
Acceptance Rate 80.74%
Rank 70
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 19,765
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Charlotte, NC
Acceptance Rate 63.31%
Rank 71
College Name Auburn University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 19,738
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Auburn, AL
Acceptance Rate 77.66%
Rank 72
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 19,615
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Pomona, CA
Acceptance Rate 39.31%
Rank 73
College Name University of Arkansas
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 19,607
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Fayetteville, AR
Acceptance Rate 60.06%
Rank 74
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 19,376
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Allendale, MI
Acceptance Rate 81.14%
Rank 75
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 19,336
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Greenville, NC
Acceptance Rate 69.04%
Rank 76
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 19,318
Niche Overall Grade A
Location San Luis Obispo, CA
Acceptance Rate 31.29%
Rank 77
College Name Kent State University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 19,207
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Kent, OH
Acceptance Rate 84.76%
Rank 78
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,817
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Lincoln, NE
Acceptance Rate 76.36%
Rank 79
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,813
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Atlanta, GA
Acceptance Rate 56.65%
Rank 80
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,683
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location The Woodlands, TX
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 81
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,671
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Fresno, CA
Acceptance Rate 52.19%
Rank 82
College Name University of Oregon
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,630
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Eugene, OR
Acceptance Rate 74.22%
Rank 83
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,493
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Corvallis, OR
Acceptance Rate 78.36%
Rank 84
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,452
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Buffalo, NY
Acceptance Rate 59.99%
Rank 85
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,435
Niche Overall Grade C+
Location Annandale, VA
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 86
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,433
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Harrisonburg, VA
Acceptance Rate 72.57%
Rank 87
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,430
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Fairfax, VA
Acceptance Rate 68.87%
Rank 88
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,347
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Stillwater, OK
Acceptance Rate 75.13%
Rank 89
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,316
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Milwaukee, WI
Acceptance Rate 85.78%
Rank 90
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,279
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Riverside, CA
Acceptance Rate 55.6%
Rank 91
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,208
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Los Angeles, CA
Acceptance Rate 16.6%
Rank 92
College Name University of Oklahoma
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,133
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Norman, OK
Acceptance Rate 77.64%
Rank 93
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,131
Niche Overall Grade A-
Location Storrs, CT
Acceptance Rate 53.17%
Rank 94
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 18,074
Niche Overall Grade B-
Location New York City, NY
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 95
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 17,935
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Manhattan, KS
Acceptance Rate 94.92%
Rank 96
College Name Full Sail University
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 17,890
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Winter Park, FL
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 97
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 17,887
Niche Overall Grade A
Location Pittsburgh, PA
Acceptance Rate 53.89%
Rank 98
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 17,732
Niche Overall Grade B
Location Kennesaw, GA
Acceptance Rate 53.4481%
Rank 99
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 17,669
Niche Overall Grade B+
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
Acceptance Rate 68.75%
Rank 100
Number of Full-Time Undergraduates 17,645
Niche Overall Grade A+
Location Chapel Hill, NC
Acceptance Rate 30.54%
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The 100 Largest Colleges in America