Colleges for a 2.9 GPA

What colleges will accept a 2.9 grade point average?

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 2.9 places you within of the academic range at colleges like Morgan State University, Alabama State University and Virginia State University. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 181 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 2.9. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 2.9 range plus or minus .2 grade points (3.1 to 2.7). Scroll down further to sort and filter the full list and see your admission chances at each school.

Is a 2.9 good in high school?

A 2.9 is just short of the average U.S. high school GPA of 3.0 and a bit behind of the average GPA for college-bound students of approximately 3.15. There are many four-year colleges to choose from where a 2.9 GPA is well within the typical GPA range for accepted students and you will find yourself 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 allow you to apply to a wider range of more selective colleges.

Can I raise my 2.9 GPA?

  • High School Freshmen
    If you finished freshman year with a 2.9, 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 3.69 - 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 2.97.
  • 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 2.9, the maximum unweighted GPA you can get by the end of first semester senior year is a 3.37. 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 2.94.
  • 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 2.9, the maximum unweighted GPA you can get by the end of first semester senior year is a 3.06. If can get all B's next semester you can raise your GPA to a 2.91 that you can submit with your college application.

What is a 2.9 GPA?

A 2.9 is equal to a 84% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 2.9 is a B- average.


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List of 2.9 GPA Colleges

Displaying 181 colleges where your 2.9 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 426 target schools (good chance), 1,920 reach (harder) schools and 1,116 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.1 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,634enrollment
  • $16,651net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 910-1070SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance64%

Applications Due Nov 1

Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.09 Average GPA

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,072enrollment
  • $13,282net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 844-1049SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance98%

Applications Due Mar 1

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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance96%

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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance54%

Applications Due Jul 15

Culinary Institute of America
C
Hyde Park, NY
Culinary Institute of America

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.08 Average GPA

 

  • 3,231enrollment
  • $31,583net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance95%

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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due May 1

Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.01 Estimated Average GPA

 

  • 7,515enrollment
  • $20,825net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance59%

Valdosta State University
V
Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.07 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 12,304enrollment
  • $12,221net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 990-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance70%

Applications Due Apr 1

North Carolina Central University
N
HBCU
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.02 Estimated Average GPA

#16 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,078enrollment
  • $13,324net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 850-1010SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due May 1

Winston Salem State University
W
HBCU
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston Salem State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.01 Average GPA

#11 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 5,169enrollment
  • $11,868net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 900-1030SAT range
  • 17-19ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance68%

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
J
New York, NY
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.08 Average GPA

#23 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 15,766enrollment
  • $4,221net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1160SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance28%

Applications Due Jan 16

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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance95%

Tuskegee University
T
HBCU
Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.1 Average GPA

#3 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,747enrollment
  • $36,528net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 860-1045SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance49%

Applications Due Jun 15

CUNY Queens College
Q
Flushing, NY
CUNY Queens College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.0 Average GPA

#14 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 19,700enrollment
  • $5,594net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1190SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance47%

Applications Due Jan 1

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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Jul 31

Marist College
M
Poughkeepsie, NY
Marist College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.1 Average GPA

 

  • 6,600enrollment
  • $38,797net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance43%

Applications Due Feb 15

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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance90%

Applications Due May 15

Columbus State University
C
Columbus, GA
Columbus State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.05 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 8,372enrollment
  • $11,855net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 860-1080SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due May 1