College The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options  

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List Rules Any university that you can reasonably assume that you will be admitted to; schools with low to medium admissions standards. Click on any school name to find the school that's right for you!

The best safety schools and universities aren't necessarily everyone's first choice, but are great fallback options when you're applying to college. What is a safety school? A good safety school is easier to get into than a top-tier university, and often has equally good academic programs. As college admissions are getting tougher and tougher, having a list of good safety schools that you wouldn't mind attending is always a good idea.

What are the best safety schools for students to apply to? Whether you are looking for safety schools for students in California, New York, or close to your home state, you should always make sure to do plenty of research before you decide where to go. This list of the best backup colleges is ranked by the wisdom of the crowd, so anyone can add their picks or vote on the universities below.


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1
293 204
George Washington University is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Washington, D.C., United States of America

2
244 161
University of Colorado Boulder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

3
217 204
Occidental College is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

4
160 133
University of Massachusetts Am... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

5
127 63
University of Vermont is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

6
142 151
University of California, Sant... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

7
95 101
McDaniel College is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Westminster, Maryland, United States of America

8
85 95
Hendrix College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Conway, Arkansas, United States of America

9
131 96
Skidmore College is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
New York City, Saratoga Springs, New York

10
192 180
Tulane University is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

11
138 118
Fordham University is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
pfr10708 added New York City, New York, United States of America

12
136 191
University of California, San ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
San Diego, California, United States of America

13
87 43
James Madison University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States of America

14
84 70
University of California, Irvi... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Irvine, California, United States of America

15
77 68
Goucher College is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

16
103 65
Pennsylvania State University is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

17
64 83
Birmingham–Southern College is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

18
90 104
Ithaca College is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Ithaca, Greece

19
75 70
George Mason University is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Virginia, United States of America

20
56 78
Millsaps College is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

21
64 51
Knox College, Illinois is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Galesburg, Illinois, United States of America

22
59 32
Lewis & Clark College is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Portland, Oregon, United States of America

23
55 81
University of Dallas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Irving, Texas, United States of America

24
129 149
Syracuse University is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
pfr10708 added Syracuse, New York, United States of America

25
88 78
University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
TylerBBoyd added Austin, Texas, United States of America