In our quest for an all around (financial and academic) safety school my Junior son, I've been looking at our public Universities. One that has son's potential major is West Chester University of PA. According to my favorite stats only site, College Navigator - West Chester University of Pennsylvania It's affordable and his current stats are above the accepted student range. However, it says there is only a 47% acceptance rate, which is lower then any of the other schools we're looking at. A quick look at 5 other State U's in this system shows acceptance rates of 55% to 70%. Even PSU main campus lists a 51% rate!
Would this be because of a self selective group of students - meaning that a lot of students with really, really low stats apply?