Colleges for a 2.1 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 2.1 grade point average?

Is a 2.1 good?

The averge GPA for high school graduates in the U.S. is 3.0 so a 2.1 is really far behind. It's considered a passing grade, but isn't competitive for four year colleges. High school freshman and sophomores still have time to pull their GPA up from a 2.1 to a 3.0 but it will take a lot of hard work earning mostly A's and some B's. If you graduate high school with a 2.1 GPA you can consider the safety colleges below that have open admissions to all students or look at starting out at your local two year community college.

What is a 2.1 GPA?

A 2.1 is equal to a 76% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 2.1 is a C average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 2.1 places you within of the academic range at these colleges. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 3 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 2.1. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 2.1 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.

Best ranked colleges for a 2.1 GPA
CollegeAverage GPA
Catawba College2.36
Concordia University Ann Arbor2.2
Dean College2.4

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List of 2.1 GPA Colleges

Displaying 3 colleges where your 2.1 GPA is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 14 target schools (good chance), 68 reach (harder) schools and 650 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Concordia University Ann Arbor
C
Ann Arbor, MI
Concordia University Ann Arbor

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.2 Average GPA

#13 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 1,197enrollment
  • $25,779net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA
Admission Chance43%
Dean College
D
Franklin, MA
Dean College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.4 Average GPA

#26 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,320enrollment
  • $32,077net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 910-1105SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA
Admission Chance52%
Shaw University
S
HBCU
Raleigh, NC
Shaw University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.36 Average GPA

 

  • 1,411enrollment
  • $18,846net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA
Admission Chance48%
Saint Augustines College
S
HBCU
Raleigh, NC
Saint Augustines College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.37 Average GPA

 

  • 767enrollment
  • $17,898net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 770-910SAT range
  • 13-17ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA
Admission Chance59%
Catawba College
C
Salisbury, NC
Catawba College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.36 Average GPA

#9 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,294enrollment
  • $18,205net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 930-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA
Admission Chance35%
Webber International University
W
Babson Park, FL
 
Webber International University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

2.23 Average GPA

 

  • 694enrollment
  • $25,486net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 900-1050SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA
Admission Chance35%
Fisher College
F
Boston, MA
Fisher College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.27 Average GPA

 

  • 1,662enrollment
  • $23,981net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA
Admission Chance60%