Colleges for a 2.3 GPA

What colleges will accept a 2.3 grade point average?

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 2.3 places you within of the academic range at colleges like Pace University New York, Saint Augustines College and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 16 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 2.3. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 2.3 range plus or minus .2 grade points (2.5 to 2.1). Scroll down further to sort and filter the full list and see your admission chances at each school.

Is a 2.3 good in high school?

The averge GPA for high school graduates in the U.S. is 3.0 so a 2.3 is quite short of that. High school freshman and sophomores still have time to pull their GPA up from a 2.3 to a 3.0 which is much better for applying to colleges. If you graduate high school with a 2.3, you have very few traditional four-year college choices. You will find more options if you also consider safety colleges below that have open admissions to all students regardless of GPA.

Can I raise my 2.3 GPA?

  • High School Freshmen
    If you finished freshman year with a 2.3, you have plenty of time to raise your GPA but your opportunities are more limited. The highest unweighted GPA you can get to by the end of first semester senior year when you apply to colleges is a 3.51 - if you were to somehow get straight A's from here on out. More realistically, if you study and get B's while maintaining a 3.0 in upcoming years you can raise your GPA to a 2.8.
  • High School Sophomores
    By the end of sophomore year, more than half of the grades you will report on your college application are set in stone. If you finish sophomore year with a 2.3, the maximum unweighted GPA you can get by the end of first semester senior year is a 3.03. However, this only possible if you get straight A's. More likely, if can get B's while maintaining a 3.0 you can raise your GPA to a 2.6.
  • High School Juniors
    After junior year, you only have one semester to possibly raise your grades before most college applications are due by January. With a 2.3, the maximum unweighted GPA you can get by the end of first semester senior year is a 2.54. If can get all B's next semester you can raise your GPA to a 2.4 that you can submit with your college application.

What is a 2.3 GPA?

A 2.3 is equal to a 78% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 2.3 is a C+ average.


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List of 2.3 GPA Colleges

Displaying 16 colleges where your 2.3 GPA is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 18 target schools (good chance), 171 reach (harder) schools and 1,077 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Pace University New York
P
New York, NY
Pace University New York

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

#32 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 12,835enrollment
  • $32,886net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1240SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due Jun 15

Saint Augustines College
S
HBCU
Raleigh, NC
Saint Augustines College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

#17 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,110enrollment
  • $18,662net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 780-940SAT range
  • 12-16ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA
Admission Chance56%

Applications Due Jul 1

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
C
HBCU
Cheyney, PA
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

2.37 Average GPA

 

  • 623enrollment
  • $11,068net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Le Moyne Owen College
L
HBCU
Memphis, TN
 
Le Moyne Owen College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

 

  • 654enrollment
  • $7,721net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA
Admission Chance53%

Applications Due Mar 15

Southern University at New Orleans
S
HBCU
New Orleans, LA
Southern University at New Orleans

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.4 Average GPA

 

  • 2,264enrollment
  • $11,500net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA
Admission Chance67%

Applications Due Jul 1

Chipola College
C
Marianna, FL
 
Chipola College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

 

  • 1,943enrollment
  • $3,554net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
B
Boston, MA
 
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.32 Average GPA

 

  • 463enrollment
  • $18,091net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Miles College
M
HBCU
Fairfield, AL
 
Miles College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

 

  • 1,440enrollment
  • $14,740net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA

Talladega College
T
HBCU
Talladega, AL
Talladega College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.4 Average GPA

 

  • 1,156enrollment
  • $17,180net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA

Metropolitan College of New York
M
New York, NY
 
Metropolitan College of New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.1 Average GPA

 

  • 856enrollment
  • $24,083net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA
Admission Chance52%

Applications Due Jul 1

Selma University
S
HBCU
Selma, AL
 
Selma University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.15 Average GPA

 

  • 317enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA

Virginia University of Lynchburg
V
HBCU
Lynchburg, VA
 
Virginia University of Lynchburg

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.1 Average GPA

 

  • 244enrollment
  • $17,878net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA

University of the West
T
Rosemead, CA
 
University of the West

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.43 Average GPA

 

  • 238enrollment
  • $10,834net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Western New Mexico University
W
Silver City, NM
 
Western New Mexico University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

 

  • 2,896enrollment
  • $13,172net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Sitting Bull College
S
Fort Yates, ND
 
Sitting Bull College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

 

  • 229enrollment
  • $496net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA

Maria College of Albany
M
Albany, NY
 
Maria College of Albany

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

2.5 Average GPA

 

  • 864enrollment
  • $14,028net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 2.3 GPA
Admission Chance26%

Applications Due Jun 1