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 89 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 89 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 144 target schools (good chance), 1,060 reach (harder) schools and 652 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Morgan State University
M
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

2.65 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,508net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance63%
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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
  • $12,327net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 860-1030SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance96%
North Carolina A & T State University
N
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

2.68 Average GPA

#15 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $11,049net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance56%
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
  • $16,247net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1010SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance86%
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Savannah State University
S
Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

2.74 Average GPA

#6 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 4,077enrollment
  • $10,098net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1380SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance23%
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

#26 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 15,394enrollment
  • $4,891net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 980-1140SAT 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

#7 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 12,817enrollment
  • $16,431net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance58%
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Georgia Gwinnett College
G
Lawrenceville, GA
 
Georgia Gwinnett College

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

2.7 Average GPA

 

  • 12,508enrollment
  • $12,348net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Dean College
D
Franklin, MA
Dean College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.4 Average GPA

#28 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,320enrollment
  • $31,199net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 910-1110SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance89%
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
  • $15,812net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 850-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance82%
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Lynn University
L
Boca Raton, FL
 
Lynn University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.8 Average GPA

#13 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 3,093enrollment
  • $38,986net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • 20-23ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance59%
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
  • $21,112net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 860-1010SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance36%
Tennessee State University
T
Nashville, TN
 
Tennessee State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.85 Average GPA

 

  • 7,774enrollment
  • $10,325net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
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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
  • $12,135net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 710-880SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance57%
Shaw University
S
Raleigh, NC
Shaw University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.36 Average GPA

 

  • 1,411enrollment
  • $18,522net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance66%
Bethune Cookman University
B
Daytona Beach, FL
Bethune Cookman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.89 Average GPA

 

  • 3,773enrollment
  • $17,313net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
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Saint Augustines College
S
Raleigh, NC
Saint Augustines College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.37 Average GPA

 

  • 767enrollment
  • $26,096net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 760-940SAT range
  • 13-17ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance75%
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
  • $9,561net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 2.6 GPA
Admission Chance79%