A-plus Schools for B Students

Regional Colleges (West)

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. Carroll College

Helena, MT

selective 62.2% 22-26
#5 Overall Score: 80 out of 100. Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, OK

selective 62.0% 21-26

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