If you are a college-bound high school student with grades and test scores that aren’t so good, or if you have a kid or two in such a predicament, don’t panic! The Daily Caller is here to help.
Here are 16 colleges and universities to consider because they have high acceptance rates and range from good to pretty good.
South Dakota State University, located just west of Minnesota, has an acceptance rate of over 90 percent. SDSU is a strong research university. How strong? Well, dairy scientists here arguably created cookies & cream ice cream. That’s how strong. Alumni include former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and Theodore Schultz, winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize in Economics.
West Virginia University, home to some 180 degree programs, has an acceptance of around 85 percent. The flagship state school with a famous tradition of couch-burning boasts among its alumni actors Don Knotts and Chris Sarandon, the guy who played Prince Humperdinck in the movie “The Princess Bride.”
The University of Akron has an acceptance rate of over 95 percent percent and over 20,000 students. Akron offers over 300 areas of study and one of the coolest athletic nicknames around in the Zips. Alumni include former Republican National Committee Chairman Ray C. Bliss.
Located in Bowling Green, Ky, Western Kentucky University is The Bluegrass State’s second largest university. WKU has an acceptance rate of over 92 percent. Duncan Hines, a real guy for whom delicious baking products are now named, is an alum. John Carpenter, the world’s greatest horror movie auteur, also attended for awhile.
Utah State University boasts over 25,000 students and an acceptance rate of over 95 percent. Alumni include Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who transferred from a lesser school. Freddy Deeb, a professional gambler who will certainly beat you at poker, also attended and nearly graduated.
The Evergreen State College is a taxpayer-funded bastion of goofy leftism with an acceptance rate of over 95 percent. The academic program is weird. Students don’t receive grades. Instead, professors write narrative evaluations of the students. Cop-killing death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was invited to deliver the commencement address via audiotape in 1999. Macklemore, the rapper, is an alum.
The University of Wyoming boasts an acceptance rate around 95 percent, over 170 academic programs and a student body of about 13,000. Famous alumni include Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss and former vice president Dick Cheney.