The Best Colleges for a 3.5 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 3.5 grade point average?

A high school GPA of 3.5 or B+ average likely places you in the middle of the academic range at these schools. CollegeSimply has parsed the reported incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 908 target colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.5. These colleges are ranked by their position on the CollegeSimply best colleges ranking. This list is intended as a guide of schools to filter further and a recommendation of colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.5 range.

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Displaying 908 target schools where your GPA is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 102 reach schools and 572 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1450/1550
    • ACT Range 33/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.69
    • Students: 14,029
    • Tuition:$55,465
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 17%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 12%
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    Carnegie Mellon University

    • SAT Range 1350/1520
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 14,458
    • Tuition:$51,306
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 19%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 10%
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    Emory University

    • SAT Range 1320/1510
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.64
    • Students: 2,969
    • Tuition:$55,870
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 25%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 19%
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    Colgate University

    • SAT Range 1310/1510
    • ACT Range 29/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 51,847
    • Tuition:$51,828
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 20%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 17%
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    New York University

    • SAT Range 1370/1510
    • ACT Range 31/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 2,456
    • Tuition:$56,960
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 25%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 14%
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    Vassar College

    • SAT Range 1330/1500
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 34,657
    • Tuition:$53,948
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 22%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 19%
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    Boston University

    • SAT Range 1320/1500
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 11,817
    • Tuition:$53,909
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 17%
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    University of Rochester

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 3,357
    • Tuition:$51,104
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 20%
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    Babson College

    • SAT Range 1280/1510
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 952
    • Tuition:$46,700
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 16%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 13%
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    Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

    • SAT Range 1180/1440
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 2,467
    • Tuition:$50,960
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 24%
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    Rhode Island School of Design