California Colleges Ranked by Highest GPA

List of Colleges by GPA

Below is a list of the 94 colleges in California with the highest average high school GPA for incoming freshmen. University of California Santa Barbara tops the list with an average reported GPA of 4.17. 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
C

Weighted GPA

Santa Barbara, CA

4.17 
S

Weighted GPA

Claremont, CA

4.15 
C

Weighted GPA

La Jolla, CA

4.09 
C

Davis, CA

4.0 
C

San Luis Obispo, CA

3.99 
C

Estimated GPA

Pasadena, CA

3.97*
H

Estimated GPA

Claremont, CA

3.96*
S

Stanford, CA

3.96 
S

San Diego, CA

3.95 
P

Claremont, CA

3.93 
C

Los Angeles, CA

3.9 
C

Estimated GPA

Claremont, CA

3.89*
P

Estimated GPA

Claremont, CA

3.89*
C

Berkeley, CA

3.86 
L

Weighted GPA

Los Angeles, CA

3.85 
S

Los Angeles, CA

3.83 
S

Weighted GPA

San Diego, CA

3.81 
C

Riverside, CA

3.8 
C

Weighted GPA

Orange, CA

3.8 
M

Santa Clarita, CA

3.78