One of the best indicators of a school's popularity among students is the school's yield—the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up enrolling at that institution in the fall. The figures in this table are from the fall 2008 entering class and show the admissions yield and overall acceptance rate. If a school has a high yield (a large proportion of those admitted enroll), it means that the school is probably very popular and has a top reputation and that the students are highly motivated to go there. A very low yield indicates that the school could be a "safety" school or second choice for many of those who apply. Colleges use yield as a key factor in determining how many students they need to admit each year.
All schools in this table are classified for rankings purposes as National Universities. (See the definition.)