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
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

selective 74.9% 1120-1320
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

selective 81.5% 23-28
#97 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

selective 77.9% 990-1200
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Iowa State University

Ames, IA

selective 82.5% 22-28
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL

more selective 81.2% 25-29
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. St. Louis University

St. Louis, MO

more selective 63.7% 25-30
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

selective 92.3% 22-28
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Nebraska—‚ÄčLincoln

Lincoln, NE

selective 64.4% 22-29
#101 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

selective 79.1% 23-29
#109 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. University at Buffalo—‚ÄčSUNY

Buffalo, NY

selective 56.9% 1050-1250
#109 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

selective 74.2% 991-1224 3

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