A-plus Schools for B Students

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A-plus Schools for B Students Methodology

If you're a good student with less than stellar test scores or a so-so GPA, these are the schools for you. These colleges, which have strong ratings in the 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, accept a significant number of students with nonstratospheric transcripts.

U.S. News rank School Selectivity Fall 2012 acceptance rate SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Allegheny College

Meadville, PA

selective 63.3% 1100-1300
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Austin College

Sherman, TX

more selective 59.1% 1130-1330
#82 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. Millsaps College

Jackson, MS

more selective 54.8% 23-29
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

selective 62.0% 1030-1290 2
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

selective 72.0% 1110-1320
#89 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. St. Michael's College

Colchester, VT

selective 78.0% 1050-1250 2
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. College of St. Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

more selective 76.7% 23-29
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Luther College

Decorah, IA

selective 70.2% 23-28
#94 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Westmont College

Santa Barbara, CA

selective 66.0% 1080-1310
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Cornell College

Mount Vernon, IA

more selective 52.9% 24-30
#97 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Washington and Jefferson College

Washington, PA

selective 40.8% 1040-1230 2

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