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 218 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.

218 results found

List of 2.8 GPA Colleges

Displaying 218 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 386 target schools (good chance), 1,394 reach (harder) schools and 658 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.05 Average GPA

#16 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $26,809net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance38%
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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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance73%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance98%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance67%
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Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

2.96 Average GPA

#26 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $13,205net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 830-990SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance48%
Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.0 Average GPA

#12 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $16,839net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance79%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance91%
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Indiana State University
I
Terre Haute, IN
Indiana State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.06 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 13,044enrollment
  • $11,443net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 910-1120SAT range
  • 16-23ACT 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

#6 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 4,077enrollment
  • $10,098net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1380SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance32%
Albany State University
A
Albany, GA
Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

2.94 Average GPA

#12 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,371enrollment
  • $10,809net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 750-900SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance87%
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Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.92 Average GPA

#15 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 7,186enrollment
  • $21,547net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 910-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance88%
Prairie View A & M University
P
Prairie View, TX
Prairie View A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.02 Average GPA

#27 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,516enrollment
  • $10,290net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 890-1050SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance63%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance46%
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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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance69%
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
W
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.09 Average GPA

#7 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

  • 27,012enrollment
  • $14,445net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
Your 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance59%
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 2.8 GPA
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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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance88%
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 2.8 GPA
Admission Chance70%