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The Best Colleges for a 3.5 GPA


What colleges will likely accept a 3.5 grade point average?

A GPA of 3.5 or B+ average places you in the middle of the academic range at these schools. CollegeSimply has parsed the reported high school grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 570 where students have a good possibility of getting in with a 3.5. These colleges are ranked by their position on the CollegeSimply best colleges ranking. This list is intended as a guide of schools to explore further and a recommendation of colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.5 range.

 What do these ratings mean?

College Avg GPA Chance
Alabama Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
The University of Alabama 3.6 Avg -  Chance
Birmingham Southern College 3.48 Avg +  Chance
Spring Hill College 3.45 Avg +  Chance
University of Alabama at Birmingham 3.62 Avg -  Chance
Samford University 3.68 Avg -  Chance
Huntingdon College 3.37 Good  Chance
University of Alabama at Huntsville 3.64 Avg -  Chance
University of Mobile 3.34 Good  Chance
University of Montevallo 3.35 Good  Chance
University of South Alabama 3.4 Good  Chance
Judson College 3.31 Good  Chance
Arizona Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
Arizona State University 3.42 Avg +  Chance
University of Arizona 3.42 Avg +  Chance
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott 3.58 Avg -  Chance
Northern Arizona University 3.4 Good  Chance
Arkansas Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
University of Arkansas 3.62 Avg -  Chance
Ouachita Baptist University 3.53 Avg -  Chance
Lyon College 3.6 Avg -  Chance
Harding University 3.58 Avg -  Chance
Arkansas State University Main Campus 3.44 Avg +  Chance
University of Central Arkansas 3.3 Good  Chance
University of the Ozarks 3.39 Good  Chance
California Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
Occidental College 3.6 Avg -  Chance
Pepperdine University 3.59 Avg -  Chance
Santa Clara University 3.66 Avg -  Chance
Chapman University 3.68 Avg -  Chance
San Diego State University 3.6 Avg -  Chance
University of California Riverside 3.6 Avg -  Chance
University of the Pacific 3.47 Avg +  Chance
California State Polytechnic University Pomona 3.43 Avg +  Chance
University of San Francisco 3.61 Avg -  Chance
California State University Long Beach 3.5 Avg -  Chance
University of Redlands 3.6 Avg -  Chance
Biola University 3.54 Avg -  Chance
California Lutheran University 3.65 Avg -  Chance
California State University Fullerton 3.48 Avg +  Chance
Whittier College 3.47 Avg +  Chance
San Jose State University 3.31 Good  Chance
University of California Merced 3.51 Avg -  Chance
Pacific Union College 3.35 Good  Chance
Concordia University Irvine 3.42 Avg +  Chance
Azusa Pacific University 3.64 Avg -  Chance
Simpson University 3.51 Avg -  Chance
California Baptist University 3.33 Good  Chance
The Master's College and Seminary 3.63 Avg -  Chance
Saint Marys College of California 3.61 Avg -  Chance
Fresno Pacific University 3.3 Good  Chance
William Jessup University 3.35 Good  Chance
Dominican University of California 3.5 Good  Chance
California State University Fresno 3.33 Good  Chance