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
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Creighton University

Omaha, NE

more selective 78.2% 24-29
#2 Overall Score: 96 out of 100. Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

more selective 65.9% 25-30
#3 Overall Score: 91 out of 100. Drake University

Des Moines, IA

more selective 65.9% 24-29
#4 Overall Score: 89 out of 100. Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

selective 67.7% 23-28
#5 Overall Score: 88 out of 100. Bradley University

Peoria, IL

more selective 63.3% 23-28
#6 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

more selective 79.6% 23-29
#7 Overall Score: 84 out of 100. John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

selective 81.5% 22-27
#8 Overall Score: 77 out of 100. Drury University

Springfield, MO

selective 82.5% 22-28
#9 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. University of Evansville

Evansville, IN

selective 80.1% 1010-1250
#10 Overall Score: 73 out of 100. Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

more selective 73.7% 24-29

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