United States Colleges Ranked by Highest GPA

List of Colleges by GPA

Below is a list of the 1665 colleges in the United States with the highest average high school GPA for incoming freshmen. California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo tops the list with an average reported GPA of 4.0. Note that not all colleges report GPA for their incoming class. Those with asterisk(*) denote a predicted GPA by the CollegeSimply AI algorithm.

GPA Data is reported by participating colleges to Wintergreen Orchard House and is reproduced under license.

List of United States Colleges Ranked by Highest GPA
School Average GPA
Mercer University

Macon, GA

3.98 
Auburn University

Auburn University, AL

3.97 
California Institute of Technology

Estimated GPA

Pasadena, CA

3.97*
DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

3.97 
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

3.97 
University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

3.97 
Willamette University

Salem, OR

3.97 
Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

3.97 
Harvey Mudd College

Estimated GPA

Claremont, CA

3.96*
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Estimated GPA

Cambridge, MA

3.96*
Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

3.96 
Rice University

Estimated GPA

Houston, TX

3.96*
Stanford University

Stanford, CA

3.96 
University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

3.95 
Yale University

Estimated GPA

New Haven, CT

3.95*
University of Chicago

Estimated GPA

Chicago, IL

3.95*
Saint Louis University Main Campus

Saint Louis, MO

3.95 
Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR

3.95