The Most Underrated College in Each State
While the term “safety school” may have a negative connotation, it’s unquestionably a smart decision to apply to at least one college you’ll likely be accepted to.
To make the most out of this strategy, we’ve partnered with Niche to bring you the top schools in the country with great academics and high acceptance rates. To compile this list, Niche used its data for highest academics rankings, acceptance rates, and in-state population.
Oftentimes, these schools’ strong academic programs are overshadowed by the popular perception that a college is better if it’s tough to get into. These colleges challenge that myth, and are smart — and potentially safe — options for student applicants.
We’ve included one school from each state in our list, as well as a bonus university from Washington, DC.