The Best Colleges for B Students

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.
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  • College of Charleston
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    Charleston, South Carolina
    The College of Charleston is a public, sea-grant and space-grant university located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The college was founded in 1770 and chartered in 1785, making it the oldest college or university in South Carolina, the 15th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the oldest municipal college in the country. The founders of the College include three future signers of the Declaration of Independence and three future signers of the United States Constitution. It is said that the college was founded to "encourage and institute youth in the several branches of liberal education." The college is in company with the Colonial ...more
    • Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
    • School type: Public university
    • Sports: Basketball
    • Colors: White, Maroon
    • Mascot: Cougar, Cougar
    48 votes
  • Arizona State University
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    Arizona State University is a public metropolitan research university located on five campuses across the Phoenix, Arizona, Metropolitan Area. A sixth campus located in northwestern Arizona is known as the ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City. ASU is the largest public university by enrollment in the United States. Founded in 1885 as the Territorial Normal School at Tempe, the school underwent a series of changes in name and curriculum. In 1945 it was placed under the direction of the Arizona Board of Regents and renamed Arizona State College. A 1958 statewide ballot measure gave the university its present name. ASU was classified as a Research I institute in 1994, thus, making it one of the ...more
    • Location: Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
    • School type: University, Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Gold, Maroon
    • Mascot: Arizona State University Sparky the Sun Devil
    33 votes
  • 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
    • 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
    36 votes
  • West Virginia University
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    Morgantown, West Virginia
    West Virginia University is a public land grant research university in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States. Its other campuses include the West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery and Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a second clinical campus for the University's medical and dental schools at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston. WVU Extension Service provides outreach with offices in all of West Virginia's 55 counties. Since 2001, WVU has been governed by the West Virginia University Board of Governors. Enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 29,466 for the main campus, while enrollment across all campuses totaled 32,348. ...more
    • Location: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America
    • School type: Land-grant university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Old gold, Blue
    • Mascot: West Virginia University The Mountaineer
    68 votes
  • Butler University
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    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Butler University is a private university in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded in 1855 and named after founder Ovid Butler, the university has over 60 major academic fields of study in six colleges: College of Business, College of Communication, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Jordan College of the Arts. It comprises a 295-acre campus located approximately five miles from downtown Indianapolis.
    • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
    • School type: Private university, Mixed-sex education
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: White, Blue
    • Mascot: Butler University Butler Blue II, Butler University Butler Blue III, Butler University Hink
    27 votes
  • Coastal Carolina University
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    Conway, South Carolina
    Coastal Carolina University, commonly referred to as CCU or Coastal, is a public, state-supported, liberal arts university in Conway, South Carolina, USA, located eight miles west of Myrtle Beach. Founded in 1954, Coastal became an independent university in 1993. The university is a national sea-grant institution and owns part of Waties Island, a 1,105-acre barrier island which serves as a natural laboratory. Coastal Carolina is also the home of the Horry County Schools Scholars Academy, a high school for gifted students.
    • Location: Conway, South Carolina, United States of America
    • School type: Public university
    • Sports: Basketball, American football
    • Colors: Bronze, Teal
    • Mascot: Chauncey the Chanticleer
    50 votes