St. Mary's of California: 40% of admits have gpa in 2.50-3.24 range. If I had a child in this stat range, this would be my top choice liberal arts college from the schools on the list. The campus is absolutely beautiful, set in a little canyon outside Moraga (in the hills behind the Oakland/Berkeley area). Spanish-style architecture; many faculty with Berkeley Ph.D.s; many instructors working on Berkeley doctorates (which is how I came to know St. Mary's). Small classes, great teaching, really strong athletic program...one of the basketball teams went all the way to the final 12 nationally this year, I believe. I taught there without being Catholic, and many students are non-Catholic, from all kinds of backgrounds. I think this would be a great match school for a student with gpa 3-3.3.
Downside: Remote location, sleepy town. Takes a winding drive to get there.
<p>would like to add that the winding road is relatively short and SMC did indeed make the Sweet 16. :D :D</p>