Decent colleges for 3.0-3.5 GPA transfer student?

<p>Hello, I am wondering what are some good/decent schools to attend if you aren't a straight "A" student or in the top 10% of your class with beyond amazing SAT/ACT scores.</p>

<p>I know I wont make it into a private top league university that requires a GPA or 3.7-4.0 with a 30+ ACT, but I am looking for a decent, more affordable college with a good International Relations or International Studies program in a big city setting.</p>

<p>Anyone got any suggestions? I need help. I am a CC student about to graduate next June and I have a 3.0 so far (hopefully it will raise by the end of this quarter) and haven't taken the ACT's yet. I'm going to sign up on the 10th for the December test though. I'm going to be a transfer student.</p>

<p>Syracuse isn't in a big city, but for undergrad, it has a decent IR program.</p>

<p>What part of the country are you looking at?</p>

<p>I'm not sure if there are many other schools that are affordable (transfers don't get as much money).</p>

<p>University of Miami average transfer gpa is 3.4-3.5
Fordham
College of Charleston
Michigan State University</p>

<p>Need more specifics</p>

<p>@itransferred11-I'm looking at the northeastern region for schools or the east coast (I'm from western WA state in a small woodsy, rainy town and want a big city feel like, NYC, Boston, etc.) All the best universities for my major are considered 'top tier' or Ivy league and with my grades I most likely wont make it in. I just want a decent school in those areas that aren't the most pricey but still has a good IS/IR department.</p>

<p>@ dollarbill- Thanks for the suggestions, I heard of Fordham being good but not the other ones. My criteria for schools are-</p>

<p>-Not the most expensive but I will take some suggestion on private schools though.
-In the NE region or east coast.
-The school has to have a good or decently run IS/IR program
-In a big city or city area. It could also be just right outside a city as long as it's not too far away.</p>

<p>As far as public schools, look into the CUNY system. You're not going to find a better price for school, but most of them are commuter type schools and hard to find housing. I'm pretty sure CUNY Hunter has a good IR program, and is located on the upper east side of Manhattan. Besides the CUNYs, the NYC city schools are for the most part private. In Boston, all of them are private except for UMass Boston, which I don't know much about.</p>

<p>@youngmoney93-Thanks for the reply! I looked at the CUNY schools but the only school with the IS/IR program was CUNY-City College (supposedly the worst college of the CUNY's) and I was trying to find another school in the city with the two programs. </p>

<p>I looked at Hunter college and it doesn't list a IR programs from the majors list. If it did, I would be sure to apply for it and keep it in mind. I guess I'm stuck with the City college until further research on other schools. I was looking at a few private schools but, they are pretty pricey and hard to get into.</p>

<p>For UG, school matters more than area of study, so don't focus too much on the "quality" of the program. And some schools don't have IR, but have global studies or IR focus in Poli Sci. </p>

<p>Schools to look at:
Northeastern
Brandeis (I know people with lower 3's who got in. Very transfer friendly school).
UConn
Drexel
Pitt
Duquesne
Temple
St. Johns
UMD
American</p>

<p>@itransferred11, Thanks for the list. I need all the options I can get, lol. I will look at those schools!</p>

<p>@youngmoney93-Oh, I just noticed Hunter's International Relations program. It's grouped up with Political Science (I hate it when schools do that, lol). I'll check it out more.</p>