The 10 best 'safety schools'

Texas A&M University TAMU Students Fans AggiesScott Halleran/Getty ImagesFans of the Texas A&M Aggies celebrate in the first quarter of a game against of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Kyle Field on September 14, 2013 in College Station, Texas.

When students apply to college, it’s usually a safe bet to check out some schools they have a good shot of getting accepted to.

So-called “safety schools” often get a bad reputation for accepting most of their applicants, but many of the colleges are also top academic institutions.

Money Magazine highlighted some of these schools in a new list featuring the “Best Colleges That You Can Actually Get Into” — well-regarded colleges that accept at least 66% of applicants.

In compiling their ranking, Money Magazine looked at categories such as student performance, graduation rates, and the net price of a degree.

Here are the top 10 schools on Money Magazine’s list:

  1. Texas A&M University — College Station, Texas
  2. University of Washington, Bothell Campus — Bothell, Washington
  3. Virginia Tech — Blacksburg, Virginia
  4. Martin Luther College — New Ulm, Minnesota
  5. Fairfield University — Fairfield, Connecticut
  6. Massachusetts Maritime Academy — Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
  7. Citadel Military College — Charleston, South Carolina
  8. Principia College — Elsah, Illinois
  9. Bryant University — Smithfield, Rhode Island
  10. Saint John’s University — Collegeville, Minnesote

Check out Money Magazine’s full list here >>

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