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
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Albion College

Albion, MI

selective 70.2% 22-27
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

selective 68.8% 23-28 9
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI

more selective 75.6% 24-30 2
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Hope College

Holland, MI

selective 85.1% 23-29
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA

selective 66.4% 1050-1285 2
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

more selective 73.6% 23-28
#107 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Washington College

Chestertown, MD

selective 66.4% 1070-1250
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Goucher College

Baltimore, MD

selective 71.7% 990-1260 2
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Hampshire College

Amherst, MA

selective 63.7% 1140-1350 2
#110 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, IL

more selective 56.9% 23-28 2

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