Colleges for a 2.9 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 2.9 grade point average?

Is a 2.9 good?

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.

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.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 2.9 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 193 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 2.9. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 2.9 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


193 results nationwide

List of 2.9 GPA Colleges

Displaying 193 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 638 target schools (good chance), 1,422 reach (harder) schools and 668 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.18 Average GPA

#25 Best Public Universities in California

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,255net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance32%
Clark Atlanta University
C
HBCU
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance46%
Morgan State University
M
HBCU
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance79%
Alabama State University
A
HBCU
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance97%
CUNY Hunter College
H
New York, NY
CUNY Hunter College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.1 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 23,202enrollment
  • $3,957net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance25%
North Carolina A & T State University
N
HBCU
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance70%
Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance90%
California State University East Bay
C
Hayward, CA
California State University East Bay

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.1 Average GPA

 

  • 15,628enrollment
  • $10,902net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance66%
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.11 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $15,235net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance47%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance64%
Virginia State University
V
HBCU
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance96%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance86%
Savannah State University
S
HBCU
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance42%
Radford University
R
Radford, VA
Radford University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.15 Average GPA

 

  • 9,335enrollment
  • $14,981net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance62%
Culinary Institute of America
C
Hyde Park, NY
Culinary Institute of America

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.1 Average GPA

 

  • 2,990enrollment
  • $30,095net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance97%
Albany State University
A
HBCU
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance64%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance50%
Northern Illinois University
N
Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.15 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 17,169enrollment
  • $18,346net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance34%