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 113 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 113 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 480 target schools (good chance), 1,394 reach (harder) schools and 742 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%
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%
Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.11 Average GPA

#25 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 7,015enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 890-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance54%
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%
California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.12 Average Estimated GPA

#23 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,497enrollment
  • $6,906net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 890-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance84%
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%
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%
Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.01 Average Estimated 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%
North Carolina Central University
N
HBCU
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.02 Average Estimated 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%
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%
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
W
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.18 Average GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

  • 24,565enrollment
  • $14,444net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance66%
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

4 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%
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%
Concordia University Ann Arbor
C
Ann Arbor, MI
Concordia University Ann Arbor

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.19 Average GPA

#10 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 1,165enrollment
  • $26,780net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
Your 2.9 GPA
Admission Chance44%