California Colleges Ranked by Lowest GPA

List of Colleges by GPA

Below is a list of the 94 colleges in California with the lowest average high school GPA for incoming freshmen. University of the West tops the list with an average reported GPA of 2.43. 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 Lowest GPA
School Average GPA
University of the West

Rosemead, CA

2.43 
Los Angeles Harbor College

Wilmington, CA

2.5 
American University of Health Sciences

Weighted GPA

Signal Hill, CA

2.5 
Lincoln University

Oakland, CA

2.6 
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco

Weighted GPA

San Francisco, CA

2.9 
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Orange County

Weighted GPA

Irvine, CA

2.9 
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Diego

Weighted GPA

San Diego, CA

2.9 
Life Pacific College

San Dimas, CA

2.91 
Cogswell College

Sunnyvale, CA

3.08 
Notre Dame de Namur University

Estimated GPA

Belmont, CA

3.1*
California State University Fresno

Estimated GPA

Fresno, CA

3.12*
California State University Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA

3.16 
Marymount California University

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

3.16 
California State University East Bay

Hayward, CA

3.2 
Columbia College Hollywood

Tarzana, CA

3.2 
Sonoma State University

Rohnert Park, CA

3.22 
California State University Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA

3.22 
Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, CA

3.23