A-plus Schools for B Students

Regional Universities (North)

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
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. Arcadia University

Glenside, PA

selective 56.6% 1000-1200
#48 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. CUNY—​Hunter College

New York, NY

selective 29.7% 1060-1260
#54 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Emmanuel College

Boston, MA

selective 50.0% 1010-1200
#54 Overall Score: 51 out of 100. Towson University

Towson, MD

selective 52.2% 990-1180
#66 Overall Score: 49 out of 100. Salisbury University

Salisbury, MD

selective 52.7% 1070-1230 2
#69 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. CUNY—​Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

selective 32.0% 1000-1200
#69 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. SUNY College—​Cortland

Cortland, NY

selective 44.5% 1010-1190 3
#69 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. SUNY—​Oswego

Oswego, NY

selective 48.4% 1060-1200 3
#74 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Endicott College

Beverly, MA

selective 63.4% 980-1160
#74 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. Norwich University

Northfield, VT

selective 64.8% 980-1180
#74 Overall Score: 47 out of 100. West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA

selective 49.9% 990-1160
#81 Overall Score: 46 out of 100. SUNY—​Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY

selective 45.6% 980-1170 3

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