Colleges for a 3.3 GPA

What colleges will accept a 3.3 grade point average?

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.3 places you within of the academic range at colleges like East Carolina University, University of Arizona and Kennesaw State University. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 747 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.3. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.3 range plus or minus .2 grade points (3.5 to 3.1). Scroll down further to sort and filter the full list and see your admission chances at each school.

Is a 3.3 good in high school?

A 3.3 is higher than the average U.S. high school GPA of 3.0. It is slightly above the average college bound high school student's GPA. There are many good colleges that will accept students with a 3.3. If you can score well on the SAT and ACT, you'll have a good chance at many of the schools on this list.

Can I raise my 3.3 GPA?

  • High School Freshmen
    If you completed freshman year with a 3.3, 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 3.8 - 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 3.44.
  • 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 3.3 you are on the path to be able to apply to and get into many colleges. If you finish sophomore year with a 3.3, the maximum unweighted GPA you can achieve by the end of first semester senior year is 3.6. 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 3.39.
  • 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 3.3 will allow you to get into many colleges. The highest unweighted GPA you can achieve by the end of first semester senior year is 3.4. If you can raise your next semester's GPA to a 3.5, you can get you total GPA up to a 3.33 to report to colleges.

What is a 3.3 GPA?

A 3.3 is equal to a 88% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 3.3 is a B+ average.


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List of 3.3 GPA Colleges

Displaying 747 colleges where your 3.3 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 1,995 target schools (good chance), 1,473 reach (harder) schools and 1,386 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.33 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 28,798enrollment
  • $15,403net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Apr 15

University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.43 Average GPA

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 45,601enrollment
  • $15,620net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1350SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due May 1

Kennesaw State University
K
Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw State University

Public 4 Year

18 reviews

3.33 Estimated Average GPA

 

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,451net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance60%

Applications Due Mar 1

Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

3.38 Estimated Average GPA

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 37,812enrollment
  • $13,750net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance82%

Applications Due May 1

Georgia State University
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.48 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 36,360enrollment
  • $17,750net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due Mar 1

The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

11 reviews

3.5 Average GPA

#9 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 9,605enrollment
  • $33,020net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1230SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance44%

Temple University
T
Philadelphia, PA
Temple University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.48 Average GPA

 

  • 37,236enrollment
  • $23,254net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance62%

Applications Due Mar 1

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.31 Average GPA

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 27,349enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due May 1

Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.5 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 31,159enrollment
  • $17,931net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Jan 31

University of Illinois at Chicago
I
Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.4 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 33,518enrollment
  • $12,614net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Jan 15

SUNY at Albany
A
Albany, NY
SUNY at Albany

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.3 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,688enrollment
  • $17,486net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due Mar 1

University of North Texas
N
Denton, TX
University of North Texas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.46 Estimated Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 40,953enrollment
  • $13,781net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance78%

Applications Due Mar 15

West Virginia University
W
Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.45 Average GPA

#1 Best Value in West Virginia

  • 26,269enrollment
  • $13,087net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Mar 1

California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.32 Average GPA

#26 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,745enrollment
  • $3,859net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 870-1060SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance75%

Boise State University
B
Boise, ID
Boise State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.37 Estimated Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Idaho

  • 24,069enrollment
  • $14,190net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1210SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance74%

Applications Due Feb 15

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
N
Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.49 Average GPA

#6 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 30,146enrollment
  • $16,029net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance72%

Applications Due Feb 1

Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.3 Estimated Average GPA

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance67%

Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.3 Estimated Average GPA

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
Your 3.3 GPA
Admission Chance67%