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 22 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 22 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 124 target schools (good chance), 730 reach (harder) schools and 724 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.85 Average GPA

#12 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,020enrollment
  • $18,332net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance93%
Savannah State University
S
HBCU
Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

2.77 Average GPA

#11 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 3,488enrollment
  • $9,611net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 845-980SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance36%
Albany State University
A
HBCU
Albany, GA
Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

2.77 Average GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,509enrollment
  • $13,678net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 740-900SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance64%
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 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance86%
Georgia Gwinnett College
G
Lawrenceville, GA
Georgia Gwinnett College

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

2.88 Average GPA

 

  • 11,627enrollment
  • $12,344net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance91%
Dean College
D
Franklin, MA
Dean College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.89 Average GPA

 

  • 1,180enrollment
  • $32,455net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance55%
Alabama A & M University
A
HBCU
Normal, AL
Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.88 Average Estimated GPA

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 5,977enrollment
  • $15,373net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 840-1020SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance82%
Norfolk State University
N
HBCU
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.9 Average GPA

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 5,457enrollment
  • $15,657net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1020SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance83%
Fort Valley State University
F
HBCU
Fort Valley, GA
Fort Valley State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

2.87 Average GPA

 

  • 3,079enrollment
  • $12,916net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance58%
Central State University
C
HBCU
Wilberforce, OH
Central State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.8 Average GPA

 

  • 4,021enrollment
  • $10,260net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance46%
Bowie State University
B
HBCU
Bowie, MD
Bowie State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

2.53 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 6,250enrollment
  • $14,322net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 850-1020SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance83%
Shaw University
S
HBCU
Raleigh, NC
Shaw University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.6 Average GPA

 

  • 1,283enrollment
  • $17,785net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance71%
Saint Augustines College
S
HBCU
Raleigh, NC
Saint Augustines College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

#17 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,110enrollment
  • $18,662net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 780-940SAT range
  • 12-16ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance72%
Kentucky State University
K
HBCU
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.87 Average GPA

#7 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 2,290enrollment
  • $7,254net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 860-1050SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance74%
Huston Tillotson University
H
HBCU
Austin, TX
Huston Tillotson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

2.9 Average GPA

 

  • 1,058enrollment
  • $14,375net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 800-980SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance39%
Paul Quinn College
P
HBCU
Dallas, TX
Paul Quinn College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

2.6 Average GPA

 

  • 468enrollment
  • $14,237net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 855-1015SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance62%
SUNY College at Buffalo
B
Buffalo, NY
SUNY College at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.86 Average GPA

#27 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 8,339enrollment
  • $13,400net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 860-1060SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance68%
Bloomfield College
B
Bloomfield, NJ
Bloomfield College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.81 Average GPA

#10 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,533enrollment
  • $19,101net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 790-970SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance78%