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
#34 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. Lewis University

Romeoville, IL

selective 55.9% 20-25
#35 Overall Score: 57 out of 100. Capital University

Columbus, OH

selective 74.9% 21-27 3
#36 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. University of Michigan—​Dearborn

Dearborn, MI

selective 60.5% 21-27
#38 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Carroll University

Waukesha, WI

selective 78.2% 21-26
#38 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

selective 51.6% 21-25
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. University of Minnesota—​Duluth

Duluth, MN

selective 77.7% 22-26 3
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. University of Wisconsin—​Stevens Point

Stevens Point, WI

selective 74.7% 21-25
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. University of Nebraska—​Kearney

Kearney, NE

selective 85.3% 20-25
#51 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Concordia University

Seward, NE

selective 76.1% 21-26
#53 Overall Score: 50 out of 100. Lawrence Technological University

Southfield, MI

selective 43.7% 22-28

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