A-plus Schools for B Students

Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

U.S. News rank School Selectivity Fall 2012 acceptance rate SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Taylor University

Upland, IN

more selective 83.6% 25-30
#2 Overall Score: 94 out of 100. Ohio Northern University

Ada, OH

selective 80.5% 23-28
#3 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. Augustana College

Sioux Falls, SD

more selective 75.6% 23-28
#4 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Marietta College

Marietta, OH

selective 67.6% 21-26
#5 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

selective 75.4% 23-29
#6 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Northwestern College

Orange City, IA

selective 73.6% 22-27
#10 Overall Score: 83 out of 100. College of the Ozarks

Point Lookout, MO

selective 9.5% 21-25 3
#11 Overall Score: 82 out of 100. Loras College

Dubuque, IA

selective 67.9% 21-26 2
#13 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. Millikin University

Decatur, IL

selective 55.5% 20-26
#13 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. University of Northwestern—​St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

selective 58.7% 22-27

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