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The Best Colleges for B Students

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List of the best colleges for B students. A safety school is always good to have in mind when applying to college -- especially as a C student. Underachievers would be lucky to achieve acceptance to one of these universities. Average students should check out these rankings to create their own list of top schools for underachievers. If you partied too hard in high school, or just never got into the material as much as the nerds did, one of these easier schools with a wider acceptance rate could be the perfect fit. Fill out the Common Application and reach for your dream school on the coolest campus in the country -- but stay safe and get that app ready for one of these respected safety schools. You don't have to get straight A's in every subject; you just need a little bit of drive and a good education. The professors at these places will expect the underachieving type so you will be comfortable, but why not surprise them and study extra hard? These are great schools for B students and the colleges on this list are more fitting for you as a student than any Ivy League university could hope.
  • Oxford, Mississippi
    The University of Mississippi is a public, coeducational research university in Oxford, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1848, the school is composed of the main campus in Oxford, four branch campuses located in Booneville, Grenada, Tupelo, and Southaven, as well as the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. It also operates the University of Mississippi Field Station in Abbeville. It is both a sea-grant and space-grant institute. Sixty-one percent of undergraduates are from Mississippi and 25 percent of all students are minorities. International students come from 93 nations. Ole Miss is Mississippi's largest university with a total enrollment of 23,096 in fall 2014.... more on Wikipedia
    • Location: Oxford, Mississippi, United States of America
    • School type: Mixed-sex education, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Yale Blue, Crimson
    • Mascot: University of Mississippi Rebel Black Bear
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  • Fisk University
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    Nashville, Tennessee
    Fisk University is a historically black university founded in 1866 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The 40-acre campus is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1930, Fisk was the first African-American institution to gain accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Accreditations for specialized programs quickly followed.... more on Wikipedia
    • Location: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • School type: Private school
    • Colors: Blue, Gold
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  • University of Central Florida
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    Orlando, Florida
    The University of Central Florida, commonly referred to as UCF, is a metropolitan public research university located in Orlando, Florida, United States. UCF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, and it is the largest university in the United States by undergraduate enrollment and the country's second-largest by total enrollment. The university was founded by the Florida Legislature in 1963, and opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida's Space Coast. As the academic scope expanded beyond its... more on Wikipedia
    • Location: Orlando, Florida, United States of America
    • School type: Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Black, Old gold
    • Mascot: University of Central Florida Knightro, University of Central Florida Pegasus
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  • University of Rhode Island
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    Kingston, Rhode Island
    The University of Rhode Island is the principal public research as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the state of Rhode Island. Its main campus is located in the village of Kingston in southern Rhode Island. Additionally, smaller campuses include the Feinstein Campus in Providence, the Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett, and the W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich. The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees in 79 undergraduate and 49 graduate areas of study through seven academic colleges. These colleges include Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Human Science and Services, Environment and Life Sciences,... more on Wikipedia
    • Location: Kingston, Rhode Island, United States of America
    • School type: Public school, Land-grant university, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: White, Columbia blue, Dark blue
    • Mascot: University of Rhode Island Rhody the Ram
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