Colleges for a 2.6 GPA

What colleges will accept a 2.6 grade point average?

Is a 2.6 good in high school?

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 colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 2.6 places you within of the academic range at colleges like Virginia State University, Savannah State University and Albany State University. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 94 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 2.6. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 2.6 range plus or minus .3 grade points. Scroll down further to sort and filter the full list and see your admission chances at each school.

Can I raise my 2.6 GPA?

  • High School Freshmen
    If you finished freshman year with a 2.6, 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 3.6 - 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 2.89.
  • 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 2.6, the maximum unweighted GPA you can get by the end of first semester senior year is a 3.2. 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 2.77.
  • 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 2.6, the maximum unweighted GPA you can get by the end of first semester senior year is a 2.8. If can get all B's next semester you can raise your GPA to a 2.66 that you can submit with your college application.

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.


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List of 2.6 GPA Colleges

Displaying 94 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 186 target schools (good chance), 1,095 reach (harder) schools and 1,077 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%

Applications Due May 1

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%

Applications Due Jul 15

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%

Applications Due May 1

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%

Applications Due Jun 15

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%

Applications Due Jul 31

Alabama A & M University
A
HBCU
Normal, AL
Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.88 Estimated Average 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%

Applications Due May 15

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%

Applications Due Jul 15

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%

Applications Due Apr 1

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%

Applications Due Jul 30

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%

Applications Due Jul 1

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%

Applications Due Jul 1

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%

Applications Due Jun 1

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%

Applications Due Apr 30