A-plus Schools for B Students

Regional Universities (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
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Elmhurst College

Elmhurst, IL

selective 68.1% 21-26
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100. Hamline University

St. Paul, MN

selective 70.0% 21-27
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. Dominican University

River Forest, IL

selective 57.1% 20-24
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. North Central College

Naperville, IL

selective 60.2% 22-27
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. St. Catherine University

St. Paul, MN

selective 58.7% 22-26
#13 Overall Score: 69 out of 100. University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

selective 77.5% 21-25
#17 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Baldwin Wallace University

Berea, OH

selective 70.0% 20-27 2
#17 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Indiana Wesleyan University

Marion, IN

selective 66.3% 21-26
#17 Overall Score: 68 out of 100. Otterbein University

Westerville, OH

selective 75.5% 21-26
#20 Overall Score: 66 out of 100. Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

selective 78.5% 23-28

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