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
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Birmingham-​Southern College

Birmingham, AL

selective 80.6% 23-29
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Hanover College

Hanover, IN

selective 63.9% 990-1220
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Stonehill College

Easton, MA

selective 79.9% 1050-1250 2
#115 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

selective 75.5% 1020-1210 2
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA

selective 66.7% 23-28
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Ripon College

Ripon, WI

selective 77.5% 21-27
#120 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. St. Anselm College

Manchester, NH

selective 74.7% 1030-1210 2
#123 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Wittenberg University

Springfield, OH

selective 91.2% 23-28 2
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Alma College

Alma, MI

selective 71.9% 21-26
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

selective 66.1% 1040-1250
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. McDaniel College

Westminster, MD

selective 64.1% 990-1220 3
#126 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Siena College

Loudonville, NY

selective 57.5% 1020-1220

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