Colleges for a 2.8 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 2.8 grade point average?

Is a 2.8 good?

A 2.8 is a little below the average U.S. high school GPA of 3.0 and behind of the average GPA for college-bound students of approximately 3.15. You will find some four-year colleges where a 2.8 GPA is within the typical GPA range for accepted students and you can be a competitive applicant. If you are still a junior or below, you have a few semesters to earn some A's and B's to bring your GPA over 3.0. This will open more doors for you and allow you to apply to a wider range of more selective colleges.

What is a 2.8 GPA?

A 2.8 is equal to a 83% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 2.8 is a B- average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 2.8 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 104 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 2.8. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 2.8 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 2.8 GPA Colleges

Displaying 104 colleges where your 2.8 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 376 target schools (good chance), 1,384 reach (harder) schools and 660 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.05 Average GPA

#15 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $27,931net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance40%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance75%
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 2.8 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

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $9,097net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance65%
Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

2.96 Average GPA

#27 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $14,540net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1000SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance87%
Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.0 Average GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $17,490net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance58%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance95%
Indiana State University
I
Terre Haute, IN
Indiana State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.06 Average GPA

 

  • 13,044enrollment
  • $12,996net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance83%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance36%
Albany State University
A
Albany, GA
Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

2.94 Average GPA

#11 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,371enrollment
  • $12,500net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 740-890SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance58%
Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.92 Average GPA

#13 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 7,186enrollment
  • $18,721net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 930-1080SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance44%
Prairie View A & M University
P
Prairie View, TX
Prairie View A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.02 Average GPA

#26 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,516enrollment
  • $13,460net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 870-1040SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance70%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance46%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance63%
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
W
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.09 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

  • 27,012enrollment
  • $14,822net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance63%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance95%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance91%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance74%