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
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

selective 84.4% 1000-1200
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University at Albany—​SUNY

Albany, NY

selective 55.5% 1010-1190
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

selective 63.5% 23-28
#128 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

selective 63.9% 21-26
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

selective 58.7% 1070-1260 2
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

selective 99.0% 21-27 2
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Louisiana State University—​Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

selective 76.2% 23-28
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. New School

New York, NY

selective 65.0% 980-1245 2
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Ohio University

Athens, OH

selective 77.7% 21-26
#135 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

selective 67.1% 22-27

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