WKU named to U.S. News’ list of schools with highest acceptance rates

Tessa Duvall

WKU was named to the list of Top 100 universities and colleges with the highest acceptance rates by the U.S. News and World Report.

WKU has an acceptance rate of 92 percent, according to the report.

A total of nine universities have an acceptance rate of 92 percent, including Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan.; College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho; and East Central University in Ada, Okla.

According to the WKU Fact Book 2011, 7,993 students applied for the fall of 2010. A total of 7,393 were accepted, which means only 600 students did not meet WKU’s admission standards.

Two other Kentucky schools also appeared on the list of highest acceptance rates — St. Catharine College in St. Catharine, Ky.; and the University of Pikeville, in Pikeville, Ky.

Both schools are private and accepted 100 percent of applicants.