Colleges for a 2.5 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 2.5 grade point average?

Is a 2.5 good?

A 2.5 is well below the U.S. average high school GPA of 3.0 and further beyond the average 3.15 GPA for college-bound students. High school freshman and sophomores still have time to pull their GPA up from a 2.5 to a 3.0 which is much better for applying to colleges. Juniors and seniors face more limited options. If you graduate high school with a 2.5, you have some traditional selective four-year college choices. You will find more options if you also consider colleges that have open admissions to all students regardless of GPA.

What is a 2.5 GPA?

A 2.5 is equal to a 80% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 2.5 is a C+ average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 2.5 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 22 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 2.5. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 2.5 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


22 results nationwide

List of 2.5 GPA Colleges

Displaying 22 colleges where your 2.5 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 82 target schools (good chance), 580 reach (harder) schools and 650 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Morgan State University
M
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

2.65 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,998net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 570-840SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance60%
North Carolina A & T State University
N
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

2.68 Average GPA

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $9,097net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance47%
Virginia State University
V
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.8 Average GPA

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $18,034net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 830-1010SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance90%
Savannah State University
S
Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

2.74 Average GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 4,077enrollment
  • $9,557net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 900-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance22%
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
J
New York, NY
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

2.72 Average GPA

#25 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 15,394enrollment
  • $3,814net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 980-1130SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance29%
Georgia Gwinnett College
G
Lawrenceville, GA
Georgia Gwinnett College

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

2.7 Average GPA

 

  • 12,508enrollment
  • $11,489net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance91%
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 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance66%
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 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance74%
Lynn University
L
Boca Raton, FL
 
Lynn University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.8 Average GPA

#10 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 3,093enrollment
  • $37,627net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance58%
Central State University
C
Wilberforce, OH
Central State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.6 Average GPA

#13 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 2,099enrollment
  • $9,389net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 760-860SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance51%
Shaw University
S
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 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance70%
Saint Augustines College
S
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 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance79%
Kentucky State University
K
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.44 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 1,778enrollment
  • $7,363net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 890-1060SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance83%
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 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance58%
Huston Tillotson University
H
Austin, TX
Huston Tillotson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

2.8 Average GPA

 

  • 1,119enrollment
  • $16,044net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 800-980SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance46%
Paul Quinn College
P
Dallas, TX
Paul Quinn College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

2.79 Average GPA

 

  • 550enrollment
  • $13,951net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 800-910SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance66%
Bloomfield College
B
Bloomfield, NJ
Bloomfield College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.6 Average GPA

#12 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,685enrollment
  • $17,782net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 820-1110SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance66%
Benedict College
B
Columbia, SC
 
Benedict College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

#14 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,165enrollment
  • $13,581net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 820-1030SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance77%