Resources › For Students and Parents Universities for B and C Students Share Flipboard Email Print For Students and Parents College Admissions College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Sharon Greenthal Freelance writer, editor, and online community manager San Diego State University Sharon Greenthal is a writer and editor who specializes in parenting, midlife, empty nesting, and marriage. our editorial process LinkedIn LinkedIn Sharon Greenthal Updated January 28, 2020 It's easy to figure out where high achieving students with stellar GPAs and near-perfect standardized test scores should apply to college. Lists of the top schools are filled with places that everyone has heard of, whether because a school is Ivy League or has a fabulous football team. Competition to get into these schools is notoriously fierce. Stanford University, for example, admitted just 5% of its applicants for the Fall 2015 semester. For the majority of students, straight A's and sky-high SAT or ACT scores simply don't happen. With the number of students applying to college each year increasing, the odds of getting admitted to a "reach" school get lower and lower. So where should a B/C student apply to college? As deadlines loom ahead, it's a good idea to look at some of the lesser-known and perhaps under-the-radar schools that can offer your B student the same college experience he would get at a larger, more selective school. Universities for B and C Students University of Kansas: Lawrence, KansasLocated in the heart of the country, University of Kansas had a 92% acceptance rate for Fall 2015. Rolling admissions.Colorado State University: Fort Collins, ColoradoColorado State offers early action admission, with the deadline of December 1. Early acceptance rate for admission is 96%, and regular admission - deadline February 1 - is 80%. With a gorgeous climate and outdoor lifestyle, this school is a good choice for an active student.University of Hawaii: Manoa - Honolulu, HILocated in a tropical paradise, University of Hawaii has a March 1 application deadline. The acceptance rate for Fall 2015 was 77%. Parent's weekend will be a vacation at University of Hawaii.Ohio University: Athens, OhioOhio University offers rolling admissions, with a 76% acceptance rate for Fall 2015. Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, LAWith rolling admissions and a 76% acceptance rate, LSU Baton Rouge is a good place if you're looking for a southern school. Take a side trip to New Orleans when you visit your LSU student.University of Illinois (Chicago): Chicago, ILAn urban school for those looking for a city experience. Admissions deadline is January 15. Acceptance rate Fall 2015 - 72%. Easy to get to, with O'Hare airport nearby.Biola University: La Mirada, CABiola is a small, Christian university. Rolling admissions with a 73% acceptance rate. Early action applications are due by November 15. La Mirada is located in Orange County, near beaches, mountains and more.New School: New York, NYLocated in New York City, New School is a private university, with a strong arts program. Applications are due by January 15. The Fall 2014 acceptance rate was 65%. Living in New York while getting an education sounds exciting and enriching.University at Albany (SUNY): Albany, NYPart of the State University of New York system (SUNY), University at Albany has a March 1 application deadline. Its acceptance rate for fall 2015 was 55%.Howard University: Washington, DCA historically African-American school, Howard University has an application deadline of February 15. The acceptance rate for Fall 2015 was 48%.