A-plus Schools for B Students

Regional Colleges (South)

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. High Point University

High Point, NC

selective 64.2% 1010-1200
#2 Overall Score: 95 out of 100. John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

selective 66.4% 22-28
#4 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Asbury University

Wilmore, KY

selective 63.3% 22-27
#5 Overall Score: 90 out of 100. Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL

selective 55.7% 1000-1190
#6 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV

selective 62.8% 20-25
#8 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

selective 67.3% 21-27
#11 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA

selective 57.0% 1060-1300

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