25 of the best colleges for good students who don't test well
- US News compiled a list of A+ schools for B students, calculating admission data and SAT/ACT scores.
- To be considered an A+ school for B students, a university had to have a high freshman retention rate, admit a large portion of students who didn't get straight A's in high school, admit students with a range of SAT/ACT scores.
- If you have high grades but are a bad test taker, don't fret - several universities consider more than just a test score.
Applying to college senior year of high school is a life changing process and decision. Many students have high GPA's but fall short when it comes to SAT/ACT scores. If you have high grades but are a bad test taker, don't fret - several universities consider more than just a test score.US News compiled a list of A+ schools for B students, looking at admission data, average freshman retention rates, and the school's rank on US News' Best Colleges list (the top three-fourths made this list). Advertisement
To be considered an A+ school for B students, a university had to have a high freshman retention rate, and admit a large portion of students who didn't get straight A's in high school and have a range of SAT/ACT scores. SAT/ACT score averages are calculated based on the most common score of admitted students and represents the 25th-75th percentile. Read US News' full methodology here.
Below is a list of the top 25 national universities that classify as A+ schools for B students. Tuition and fees included below are for the 2018-2019 school year.
25. Arizona State University - Tempe
24. University of the PacificAdvertisement
23. University of South Carolina
22. University of New HampshireAdvertisement
21. University of Arizona
20. Temple UniversityAdvertisement
19. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
18. University of OregonAdvertisement
17. Clarkson University
16. University of VermontAdvertisement
15. University of San Francisco
14. University of DenverAdvertisement
13. University of Colorado - Boulder
12. University of IowaAdvertisement
11. University of Delaware
10. University at Buffalo - SUNYAdvertisement
9. Marquette University
8. Loyola University ChicagoAdvertisement
7. Howard University
6. University of San DiegoAdvertisement
5. Michigan State University
4. Texas Christian UniversityAdvertisement
3. American University
2. Pennsylvania State UniversityAdvertisement
1. Syracuse University
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