If one student has high grades but low test scores and another has low grades but high test scores, the first student is far more likely to get accepted into a better college. Colleges prefer the “bad test-taker” to students who don’t apply themselves.
A good grade average is typically more important than degree of challenge.
U.S. colleges with an acceptance rate of 100% include Northwest University in Kirkland, WA, Mountain State University at Parkersburg, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, Baker College in Flint, MI.
U.S. colleges with the lowest acceptance rates, bottom up, are Harvard University in Cambridge, MA (7.9%), Juilliard in New York, NY (7.6%), Rust College in Holly Springs, MS (7.6%), Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, TX (4.5%), and Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA (4.0%).
The U.S. schools with the highest graduate rates upturned Haverford College in Haverford, PA (91%), College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA (92%), Davidson College in Davidson, NC (92%), Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA (94%), and IL (100%);