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
#21 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Bethel University

St. Paul, MN

selective 93.1% 22-28
#21 Overall Score: 65 out of 100. Webster University

St. Louis, MO

selective 59.1% 21-27
#25 Overall Score: 63 out of 100. University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit, MI

selective 61.5% 22-28
#26 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Augsburg College

Minneapolis, MN

selective 65.1% 20-25 3
#26 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. University of Wisconsin—‚ÄčLa Crosse

La Crosse, WI

selective 71.0% 23-28
#28 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. Franciscan University of Steubenville

Steubenville, OH

selective 76.1% 22-29
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

selective 81.6% 21-26
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

selective 73.2% 20-26
#30 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. University of Wisconsin—‚ÄčEau Claire

Eau Claire, WI

selective 76.3% 22-26
#33 Overall Score: 59 out of 100. College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN

selective 78.3% 21-26

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