California Colleges Ranked by Highest GPA

List of Colleges by GPA

Below is a list of the 95 colleges in California 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 California Colleges Ranked by Highest GPA
School Average GPA
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

4.0 
University of California Davis

Davis, CA

4.0 
Scripps College

Claremont, CA

4.0 
California Institute of Technology

Estimated GPA

Pasadena, CA

3.97*
Harvey Mudd College

Estimated GPA

Claremont, CA

3.96*
Stanford University

Stanford, CA

3.96 
University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

3.95 
Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

3.93 
University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

3.92 
Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

3.92 
Claremont McKenna College

Estimated GPA

Claremont, CA

3.89*
Pomona College

Estimated GPA

Claremont, CA

3.89*
University of California Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

3.87 
University of California Riverside

Riverside, CA

3.84 
University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

3.83 
University of California San Diego

Estimated GPA

La Jolla, CA

3.82*
University of California Santa Barbara

Estimated GPA

Santa Barbara, CA

3.82*
San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

3.82