Transfering to tier 4 with 2.1?

<p>I had a friend in relatively the same situation I am in in that he did horrible at his first university and transfered to a community college and got his grades up. He was not able to get them as high as I did but he did get them to a bit over a 2.1. Will this be enough to get him into a tier 4 school like university of Houston or northern Illinois university? He has good ec's and I think he can write a good essay if that helps.</p>

<p>he should be ok for an in-state university.</p>