Colleges for a 2.1 GPA

What colleges will accept a 2.1 grade point average?

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 2.1 places you within of the academic range at colleges like Metropolitan College of New York, Voorhees College and Selma University. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 6 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 2.1. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 2.1 range plus or minus .2 grade points (2.3 to 1.9). Scroll down further to sort and filter the full list and see your admission chances at each school.

Is a 2.1 good in high school?

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.

Can I raise my 2.1 GPA?

  • High School Freshmen
    If you finished freshman year with a 2.1, you have plenty of time to raise your GPA but your opportunities are more limited. The highest unweighted GPA you can get to by the end of first semester senior year when you apply to colleges is a 3.46 - if you were to somehow get straight A's from here on out. More realistically, if you study and get B's while maintaining a 3.0 in upcoming years you can raise your GPA to a 2.74.
  • High School Sophomores
    By the end of sophomore year, more than half of the grades you will report on your college application are set in stone. If you finish sophomore year with a 2.1, the maximum unweighted GPA you can get by the end of first semester senior year is a 2.91. However, this only possible if you get straight A's. More likely, if can get B's while maintaining a 3.0 you can raise your GPA to a 2.49.
  • High School Juniors
    After junior year, you only have one semester to possibly raise your grades before most college applications are due by January. With a 2.1, the maximum unweighted GPA you can get by the end of first semester senior year is a 2.37. If can get all B's next semester you can raise your GPA to a 2.23 that you can submit with your college application.

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.


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List of 2.1 GPA Colleges

Displaying 6 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 3 target schools (good chance), 69 reach (harder) schools and 1,077 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Metropolitan College of New York
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New York, NY
 
Metropolitan College of New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.1 Average GPA

 

  • 856enrollment
  • $24,083net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA
Admission Chance40%

Applications Due Jul 1

Voorhees College
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HBCU
Denmark, SC
 
Voorhees College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.0 Average GPA

 

  • 368enrollment
  • $16,223net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA

Applications Due May 1

Selma University
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HBCU
Selma, AL
 
Selma University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.15 Average GPA

 

  • 317enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA

Virginia University of Lynchburg
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HBCU
Lynchburg, VA
 
Virginia University of Lynchburg

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.1 Average GPA

 

  • 244enrollment
  • $17,878net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA

Carver Bible College
C
Atlanta, GA
 
Carver Bible College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

2.0 Average GPA

 

  • 60enrollment
  • $11,105net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Miami Campus
P
Miami, FL
 
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Miami Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.0 Average GPA

 

  • 162enrollment
  • $23,792net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.1 GPA

Applications Due Jul 28