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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328 232
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
275 176
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
238 222
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
143 78
University of Vermont is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Burlington, Vermont, United States of America
5
173 153
University of Massachusetts Am... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America
6
149 169
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
98 115
McDaniel College is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Westminster, Maryland, United States of America
8
89 106
Hendrix College is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Conway, Arkansas, United States of America
9
211 205
Tulane University is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
10
146 131
Fordham University is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
pfr10708 added New York City, New York, United States of America
11
97 51
James Madison University is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States of America
12
139 114
Skidmore College is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
New York City, Saratoga Springs, New York
13
119 74
Pennsylvania State University is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America
14
142 217
University of California, San ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
San Diego, California, United States of America
15
144 154
Syracuse University is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
pfr10708 added Syracuse, New York, United States of America
16
68 90
Birmingham–Southern College is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
17
79 76
Goucher College is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
18
91 86
University of California, Irvi... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Irvine, California, United States of America
19
92 112
Ithaca College is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Ithaca, Greece
20
79 80
George Mason University is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Virginia, United States of America
21
57 83
Millsaps College is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America
22
65 55
Knox College is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Galesburg, Illinois, United States of America
23
96 88
University of Texas at Austin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
TylerBBoyd added Austin, Texas, United States of America
24
56 85
University of Dallas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Irving, Texas, United States of America
25
54 78
Presbyterian College is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Safety Schools: College Fallback Options
Clinton, South Carolina, United States of America