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 631 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 631 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 1,168 target schools (good chance), 1,138 reach (harder) schools and 682 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Kennesaw State University
K
Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw State University

Public 4 Year

13 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%
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The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

3.3 Average GPA

#7 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 9,333enrollment
  • $29,880net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1250SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance32%
San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.2 Average GPA

#19 Best Public Universities in California

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $13,551net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance62%
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
  • $17,885net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance62%
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University of Illinois at Chicago
I
Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.29 Average GPA

#3 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 31,683enrollment
  • $11,884net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance62%
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
  • $3,907net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance32%
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.3 Average GPA (estimated)

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance43%
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Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.3 Average GPA (estimated)

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance43%
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.25 Average GPA

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $9,841net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance50%
Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.26 Average GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,213net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance78%
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Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.05 Average GPA

#16 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $26,809net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance49%
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
  • $16,264net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1200SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance55%
University at Buffalo
U
Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

3.2 Average GPA

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 31,503enrollment
  • $16,120net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1330SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance44%
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Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

2.89 Average GPA

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $12,327net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 860-1030SAT range
  • 16-20ACT 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
  • $5,215net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance31%
Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.25 Average GPA (estimated)

#15 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,213enrollment
  • $11,742net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance68%
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University of Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.3 Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 17,777enrollment
  • $18,739net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance52%
Morehouse College
M
Atlanta, GA
Morehouse College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.24 Average GPA

#7 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,206enrollment
  • $30,566net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
Your 3.0 GPA
Admission Chance44%