Colleges for a 3.0 GPA

What colleges will accept a 3.0 grade point average?

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.0 places you within of the academic range at colleges like Clark Atlanta University, Morgan State University and Alabama State University. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 298 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.0. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.0 range plus or minus .2 grade points (3.2 to 2.8). Scroll down further to sort and filter the full list and see your admission chances at each school.

Is a 3.0 good in high school?

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.

Can I raise my 3.0 GPA?

  • High School Freshmen
    If you completed freshman year with a 3.0, you have plenty of time to change your GPA. The maximum unweighted GPA you can achieve by the end of first semester senior year when you need to apply to colleges is a 3.71 - if you get straight A's from here on out. If you can get more A's and B+'s and score a 3.5 in upcoming years, you can raise your GPA to a 3.36.
  • 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. With a 3.0 you are on the path to be able to apply to and get into many colleges. If you finish sophomore year with a 3.0, the maximum unweighted GPA you can achieve by the end of first semester senior year is 3.43. This is only possible if you get straight A's. If you can raise future semester GPA's to a 3.5, you can raise your total GPA to a 3.21.
  • High School Juniors
    After junior year, you only have one semester to possibly raise your grades before most college applications are due by January. A 3.0 will allow you to get into many colleges. The highest unweighted GPA you can achieve by the end of first semester senior year is 3.14. If you can raise your next semester's GPA to a 3.5, you can get you total GPA up to a 3.07 to report to colleges.

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.


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List of 3.0 GPA Colleges

Displaying 298 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 744 target schools (good chance), 2,127 reach (harder) schools and 1,140 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Clark Atlanta University
C
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.2 Average GPA

#12 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,776enrollment
  • $29,100net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 880-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance47%

Applications Due May 1

Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.1 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,634enrollment
  • $16,651net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 910-1070SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due Nov 1

Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.09 Average GPA

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,072enrollment
  • $13,282net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 844-1049SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance99%

Applications Due Mar 1

Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.11 Average GPA

#25 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 7,015enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 890-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance60%

Applications Due Apr 30

California State University East Bay
C
Hayward, CA
California State University East Bay

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.2 Average GPA

 

  • 16,253enrollment
  • $13,260net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance63%

Applications Due Mar 31

Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

3.2 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,064enrollment
  • $17,401net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due May 31

Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

2.85 Average GPA

#12 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,020enrollment
  • $18,332net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance97%

Applications Due May 1

California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.12 Estimated Average GPA

#24 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,497enrollment
  • $6,906net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 890-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Apr 1

Culinary Institute of America
C
Hyde Park, NY
Culinary Institute of America

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.08 Average GPA

 

  • 3,231enrollment
  • $31,583net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance96%

Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.01 Estimated Average GPA

 

  • 7,515enrollment
  • $20,825net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance64%

Valdosta State University
V
Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.07 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 12,304enrollment
  • $12,221net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 990-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due Apr 1

North Carolina Central University
N
HBCU
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.02 Estimated Average GPA

#16 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,078enrollment
  • $13,324net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 850-1010SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance86%

Applications Due May 1

Winston Salem State University
W
HBCU
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston Salem State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.01 Average GPA

#11 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 5,169enrollment
  • $11,868net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 900-1030SAT range
  • 17-19ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance73%

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
J
New York, NY
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.08 Average GPA

#23 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 15,766enrollment
  • $4,221net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1160SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance33%

Applications Due Jan 16

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
W
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.18 Average GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

  • 24,565enrollment
  • $14,444net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Mar 1

Georgia Gwinnett College
G
Lawrenceville, GA
Georgia Gwinnett College

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

2.88 Average GPA

 

  • 11,627enrollment
  • $12,344net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance96%

Tuskegee University
T
HBCU
Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.1 Average GPA

#3 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,747enrollment
  • $36,528net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 860-1045SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance55%

Applications Due Jun 15

CUNY Queens College
Q
Flushing, NY
CUNY Queens College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.0 Average GPA

#14 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 19,700enrollment
  • $5,594net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1190SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance53%

Applications Due Jan 1