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Average or below-average Indian students can study at A+ institutes in the USA!!

There are some high-profile or A+ universities and colleges in the USA that welcome average / below-average Indian students.

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The definition of an average/below-average student is very subjective. A student who scores 80% maybe considered an average somewhere, and a student who scores 65% maybe considered a considerably good one.

The definition of an average/below-average student is very subjective. A student who scores 80% maybe considered an average somewhere, and a student who scores 65% maybe considered a considerably good one. If you have a closer look, you may find that 80% in one institute means distinction whereas at some other institute it means below the highest mark, say 98%, thus classified as an average mark. Similarly, at some other institute 65% might be considered to be 1st class, for which students burn their midnight oil to achieve that score, whereas the same score might sound dull somewhere else.  

So the entire concept of tagging some student as an average or below average depends on various circumstances. And it’s quite obvious that some universities abroad may not understand the above justification. Moreover, due to a stiff competition, it's often difficult to get enrollments even with a perfect GPA or CGPA. So what will you do in those instances?

Well there are a lot of A+ universities and colleges in the USA that welcome ‘average or below-average Indian students’. Check the list below:

1. Willamette University

Location: Salem, OR
U.S. News rank: 72 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges
Acceptance rate: 78 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1100-1330

2. University of San Diego

Location: San Diego, CA
U.S. News rank: 86 (tie), National Universities
Acceptance rate: 52 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1110-1310

3. University of Denver

Location: Denver, CO
U.S. News rank: 86 (tie), National Universities
Acceptance rate: 73 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 23-30

4. University of Colorado—Boulder

Location: Boulder, CO
U.S. News rank: 92 (tie), National Universities
Acceptance rate: 80 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 24-30

5. St. John’s University

Location: Collegeville, MN
U.S. News rank: 77 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges
Acceptance rate: 74 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 23-28

6. Baylor University

Location: Waco, TX
U.S. News rank: 71, National Universities
Acceptance rate: 44 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 25-30

7. Austin College

Location: Sherman, TX
U.S. News rank: 105, National Liberal Arts Colleges
Acceptance rate: 54 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 22-28

8. University of Iowa

Location: Iowa City, IA
U.S. News rank: 82 (tie), National Universities
Acceptance rate: 81 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 23-28

9. Beloit College

Location: Beloit, WI
U.S. News rank: 62 (tie), National Liberal Arts Colleges
Acceptance rate: 69 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 24-30

10. Michigan State University

Location: East Lansing, MI
U.S. News rank: 82 (tie), National Universities
Acceptance rate: 66 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 23-28

11. University at Buffalo, SUNY

Location: Buffalo, NY
U.S. News rank: 99 (tie), National Universities
Acceptance rate: 60 percent
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1060-1260

Next time someone says that you're an average student, speak to our study abroad experts to get a clear information on where you can apply and which universities abroad will accept your applications.

Fact Source: US News & World Report

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