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
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

more selective 58.1% 25-30
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Southwestern University

Georgetown, TX

selective 60.5% 1080-1310
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, VA

selective 46.3% 1050-1240
#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Wheaton College

Norton, MA

more selective 64.3% 1120-1320 2
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Berea College

Berea, KY

more selective 31.8% 22-27
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Gustavus Adolphus College

St. Peter, MN

more selective 63.4% 25-30 2
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. St. John's University

Collegeville, MN

selective 74.8% 23-28
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. St. Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

more selective 84.8% 23-28
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Transylvania University

Lexington, KY

more selective 84.9% 24-30
#76 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

selective 82.7% 1150-1348

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