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
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Maryville University of St. Louis

St Louis, MO

selective 71.3% 23-27
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

selective 64.3% 1020-1210
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

selective 65.7% 20-26
#161 Overall Score: 35 out of 100. University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

selective 76.3% 22-28
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

selective 59.1% 1040-1250 3
#167 Overall Score: 34 out of 100. Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

selective 60.2% 1000-1210
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

selective 46.2% 1080-1280
#170 Overall Score: 33 out of 100. University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

selective 43.2% 1070-1270
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, CA

selective 52.3% 980-1210
#173 Overall Score: 32 out of 100. Pace University

New York, NY

selective 76.8% 990-1190 3

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