A-plus Schools for B Students

Regional Colleges (North)

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
#4 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA

selective 69.6% 1000-1220
#5 Overall Score: 70 out of 100. Messiah College

Mechanicsburg, PA

selective 64.2% 1020-1250 2
#6 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

selective 65.8% 990-1210 2

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