Colleges for a 2.6 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 2.6 grade point average?

Is a 2.6 good?

A 2.6 is below the U.S. average 3.0 high school GPA and pretty far behind the average GPA for college-bound students. High school freshman and sophomores still have time to pull their GPA up from a 2.6 to a 3.0 if you can start earning more B's or A's. If you graduate high school with a 2.6, you still have some traditional selective four-year college choices but the list isn't large. You will find more options if you also consider colleges that have open admissions to all students regardless of GPA.

What is a 2.6 GPA?

A 2.6 is equal to a 81% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 2.6 is a C+ average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 2.6 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 41 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 2.6. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 2.6 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 2.6 GPA Colleges

Displaying 41 colleges where your 2.6 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 140 target schools (good chance), 1,048 reach (harder) schools and 652 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

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 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance92%
Virginia Union University
V
Richmond, VA
Virginia Union University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.61 Average GPA

#20 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,552enrollment
  • $21,417net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 770-929SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance62%
Ferrum College
F
Ferrum, VA
Ferrum College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.81 Average GPA

#19 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 1,124enrollment
  • $23,010net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 860-1060SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance62%
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 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance65%
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
L
Lincoln University, PA
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.8 Average GPA

#19 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 2,376enrollment
  • $16,967net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 870-1010SAT range
  • 16-18ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance75%
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
M
Princess Anne, MD
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.9 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 3,193enrollment
  • $16,267net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 850-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance48%
Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

2.89 Average GPA

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1020SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance94%
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 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance53%
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 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance26%
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 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance34%
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
S
Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.86 Average GPA

#6 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 12,817enrollment
  • $16,299net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance51%
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 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance93%
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 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance78%
Alabama A & M University
A
Normal, AL
Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.88 Average GPA (estimated)

#13 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 6,106enrollment
  • $14,604net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 840-1010SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance86%
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 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance64%
South Carolina State University
S
Orangeburg, SC
South Carolina State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.9 Average GPA

#12 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 3,022enrollment
  • $20,007net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 840-990SAT range
  • 15-17ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance49%
Tennessee State University
T
Nashville, TN
 
Tennessee State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.85 Average GPA

 

  • 7,774enrollment
  • $11,460net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
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 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance57%