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 364 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.

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List of 2.9 GPA Colleges

Displaying 364 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 654 target schools (good chance), 1,430 reach (harder) schools and 664 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
  • $3,907net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance27%
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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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance43%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance78%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance98%
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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
  • $5,215net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance26%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance72%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance54%
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California State University East Bay
C
Hayward, CA
California State University East Bay

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.1 Average GPA

 

  • 15,628enrollment
  • $11,425net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance62%
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.11 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $14,351net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance46%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance83%
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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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance93%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance86%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance37%
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Radford University
R
Radford, VA
Radford University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.15 Average GPA

 

  • 9,335enrollment
  • $13,573net 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
  • $32,290net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance97%
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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance89%
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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 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance91%
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
  • $19,379net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 970-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance39%