Mid Atlantic Colleges for a 2.5 GPA

What Mid Atlantic colleges will accept a 2.5 grade point average?

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 2.5 places you within of the academic range at Mid Atlantic colleges like Pace University New York, Morrisville State College and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of Mid Atlantic schools and selected 7 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 2.5. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 2.5 range plus or minus .2 grade points (2.7 to 2.3). Scroll down further to sort and filter the full list and see your admission chances at each school.

Is a 2.5 good in high school?

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.

Can I raise my 2.5 GPA?

  • High School Freshmen
    If you finished freshman year with a 2.5, 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 3.57 - 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 2.86.
  • 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 2.5, the maximum unweighted GPA you can get by the end of first semester senior year is a 3.14. 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 2.71.
  • 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 2.5, the maximum unweighted GPA you can get by the end of first semester senior year is a 2.71. If can get all B's next semester you can raise your GPA to a 2.57 that you can submit with your college application.

What is a 2.5 GPA?

A 2.5 is equal to a 78% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 2.5 is a C+ average.


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List of 2.5 GPA Colleges

Displaying 7 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 15 target schools (good chance), 78 reach (harder) schools and 171 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Pace University New York
P
New York, NY
Pace University New York

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

#32 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 12,835enrollment
  • $32,886net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1240SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due Jun 15

Morrisville State College
M
Morrisville, NY
 
Morrisville State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.6 Average Weighted GPA

#28 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 2,486enrollment
  • $18,198net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 860-1060SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance73%

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
C
HBCU
Cheyney, PA
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

2.37 Average GPA

 

  • 623enrollment
  • $11,068net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

CUNY Medgar Evers College
M
Brooklyn, NY
CUNY Medgar Evers College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.7 Average GPA

 

  • 5,237enrollment
  • $7,090net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance69%

Villa Maria College
V
Buffalo, NY
 
Villa Maria College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.55 Average GPA

 

  • 508enrollment
  • $14,574net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance77%

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
V
Flushing, NY
 
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.7 Average GPA

 

  • 1,442enrollment
  • $38,534net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Maria College of Albany
M
Albany, NY
 
Maria College of Albany

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

 

  • 864enrollment
  • $14,028net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.5 GPA
Admission Chance36%

Applications Due Jun 1