Why college is more accessible than ever
More than 85% of four-year colleges in the United States admit more than half of the students who apply. More than 50% admit more than three-quarters. Less than 1% of four-year colleges—16 institutions—admit fewer than 10% of their applicants.
To read the headlines about college admissions, one would never imagine these statistics to be true. In recent years, many have emphasized how much more difficult it is to get into college than before—this couldn’t be further from the truth.