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
#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
#177 Overall Score: 31 out of 100. Biola University

La Mirada, CA

selective 74.7% 990-1230
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

selective 37.5% 20-26
#181 Overall Score: 30 out of 100. University of Alabama—​Huntsville

Huntsville, AL

selective 77.7% 22-29
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

selective 63.8% 20-25
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Edgewood College

Madison, WI

selective 73.2% 20-24
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA

selective 70.8% 21-27
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. North Dakota State University

Fargo, ND

selective 83.6% 20-26 3
#190 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. University of Houston

Houston, TX

selective 56.2% 1020-1240
#201 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. University of North Carolina—​Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

selective 68.5% 980-1160

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