Top 60 Global Universities with highest acceptance rate

Haripriya Sivasubramaniam
Haripriya Sivasubramaniam
Last updated: Mar 16, 20236 min read
Top 60 Global Universities with highest acceptance rate

Top universities from many countries excel in education, job prospects and campus life.

This increases student demand and creates tough competition among applicants. To regulate these, universities have an “acceptance rate” so students know the likelihood of getting accepted into their dream institute.

Let’s take a look at which universities or colleges have the highest acceptance rates and give students a high chance to study abroad.

US universities with the highest acceptance rates

Top-tier universities and ivy league schools in the USA have the lowest acceptance rate due to high demand. The entry requirements are always high.

Here’s a list of top schools in the USA and their acceptance rate (from high to low). The list is for the fall intake of the year.

UniversityAcceptance Rate
Cameron University100%
Northeastern State University99.6%
Adams State University99.1%
Liberty University99%
Marshall University98%
Walden University98%
University of New Mexico97%
Kansas State University96%
University of Maine96%
North Dakota State University95%
University of Memphis95%
University of Utah95%
East Carolina University94%
Delta State University94%
Montana State University81.9%

These are additional top US universities with a reasonable acceptance rate that we recommend:

UniversitiesHighest acceptance rateGraduation rate
Arizona State University88.4%56.2%
Auburn University85.1%76.6%
Kent State University84.4%55.9%
Florida International University50%73.1%
University of South Carolina68%75.4%

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UK universities with the highest acceptance rates

The UK is a country with a rewarding culture and student life.

Similar to the USA, the acceptance rate in top-ranked universities is pretty low, and they have high entry requirements.

Here's a list of top-ranked UK universities' highest to lowest acceptance rates (fall intake data).

UniversityAcceptance Rate
Aberystwyth University96.1%
University of Roehampton93.9%
Bishop Grosseteste University92.2%
University of Portsmouth89.9%
York St John University89.4%
Leeds Trinity University89%
Nottingham Trent University88.9%
Newman University, Birmingham88.7%
University of Exeter88.7%
St Mary’s University, Twickenham88.3%

Canadian Universities with the highest acceptance rates

Canada is the second most preferred destination for overseas students to pursue their studies. They have a  top-notch education system, friendly immigration and visa policies, and a safe and secured environment to study.

Canada is one of the top destinations where top universities have high acceptance rates.

UniversityAcceptance Rate
Lakehead University83%
Thompson Rivers University82%
Ryerson University80%
Yorkville University78%
University of Northern British Columbia75%
Brock University73%
University of Saskatchewan72%
University of Prince Edward Island70%
Mount Allison University70%
Acadia University65%

Ireland Universities with the highest acceptance rates

Ireland offers quality education in engineering and technology. With a buzzing student population and new institutions, many top-tier universities in Ireland have a high acceptance rate.

UniversityAcceptance Rate
Maynooth University73%
University of Limerick70%
Dublin City University63%
Technological University Dublin61%
Griffith College Dublin60%

New Zealand universities with the highest acceptance rates

You will have an incredible experience abroad as an overseas student in New Zealand. Check out these institutes with the highest acceptance rates!

UniversityAcceptance Rate
University of Otago70%
Victoria University of Wellington64%
University of Canterbury50%
Auckland University of Technology50%
University of Auckland45%

Australian universities with the highest acceptance rates

Another country in the top study destinations chart has universities with the highest acceptance rate. 

UniversityAcceptance Rate
La Trobe University100%
University of Newcastle87%
James Cook University79%
University of Adelaide75%
University of Tasmania75%
University of Melbourne70% to 80%
Charles Sturt University66%
Charles Darwin University64%

How to apply to these top universities?

The step-by-step process for universities with the highest acceptance rates is pretty standard. You need to make sure you

  • Visit the official website of the university to which you want to apply.
  • Create a candidate profile using your mobile number or email credentials.
  • Complete your profile by uploading the necessary documents.
  • Explore the intake process and the courses offered in each intake. You can look out for the USA, UK, and Canada intake process here.
  • Shortlist the course you want to pursue and pay the application fee. The application fee varies depending on the university and the course you choose.
  • Finally, apply and track via your account. You might have to attend a virtual interview some universities conduct.

Documents required for applying

Ensure you have the following documents before applying:


1. Which university in the USA is the easiest to get into?      
New York University (NYU) is one of the most accessible universities to get a place. It has the highest acceptance rate of 32%.

2. What colleges have a 90% acceptance rate?      
Many top-tier universities around the world have an acceptance rate of 90%. Two of the top universities from entirely different parts of the world are La Trobe University (Australia) and Aberystwyth University (UK).

3. Which university in the UK is easiest to get into?      
Aberystwyth University makes it easier for students, with an acceptance rate of 96.1%

4. Which is the easiest university to get into in Canada?      
The University of Brunswick is one of the top universities in Canada, with a high acceptance rate of 74%.

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Haripriya Sivasubramaniam

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