Colleges for a 3.0 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 3.0 grade point average?

Is a 3.0 good?

A 3.0 is equal to the average U.S. high school GPA but still a bit short of the average GPA for college-bound students of approximately 3.15. There are many four-year colleges to choose from where a 3.0 GPA is well within the typical GPA range of accepted students and you will find yourself a competitive applicant.

What is a 3.0 GPA?

A 3.0 is equal to a 85% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 3.0 is a B average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.0 places you within of the academic range at these colleges. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 377 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.0. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.0 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 3.0 GPA Colleges

Displaying 377 colleges where your 3.0 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 1,150 target schools (good chance), 1,134 reach (harder) schools and 686 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Kennesaw State University
K
Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw State University

Public 4 Year

16 reviews

3.22 Average GPA

 

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,451net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance49%
The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

3.3 Average GPA

#7 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 9,333enrollment
  • $31,278net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1250SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance29%
San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.2 Average GPA

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $15,166net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance56%
Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.3 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 31,478enrollment
  • $18,002net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance61%
University of Illinois at Chicago
I
Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.29 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 31,683enrollment
  • $12,322net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance58%
California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.18 Average GPA

#25 Best Public Universities in California

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,255net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance38%
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.3 Average GPA (estimated)

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,873net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance44%
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.3 Average GPA (estimated)

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,873net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance44%
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.25 Average GPA

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $10,271net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 940-1140SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance72%
Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.26 Average GPA

#11 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $16,681net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance81%
Clark Atlanta University
C
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.05 Average GPA

#15 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $27,931net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance52%
Georgia Southern University
G
Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.24 Average GPA

#5 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 26,408enrollment
  • $15,374net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance40%
University at Buffalo
U
Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

3.2 Average GPA

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 31,503enrollment
  • $17,264net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance49%
Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

2.89 Average GPA

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1020SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance98%
CUNY Hunter College
H
New York, NY
CUNY Hunter College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.1 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 23,202enrollment
  • $3,957net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance30%
Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.25 Average GPA (estimated)

#14 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,213enrollment
  • $13,055net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 990-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance73%
University of Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.3 Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 17,777enrollment
  • $19,652net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance60%
Morehouse College
M
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Morehouse College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.24 Average GPA

#18 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,206enrollment
  • $28,307net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1143SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance99%