The Best Colleges for a 3.5 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 3.5 grade point average?

A GPA of 3.5 or B+ average places you in the middle of the academic range at these schools. CollegeSimply has parsed the reported high school grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 570 where students have a good possibility 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 explore further and a recommendation of colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.5 range.

 What do these ratings mean?

College Avg GPA Chance
Alabama Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
The University of Alabama 3.6 Avg -  Chance
Birmingham Southern College 3.48 Avg +  Chance
Spring Hill College 3.45 Avg +  Chance
University of Alabama at Birmingham 3.62 Avg -  Chance
Samford University 3.68 Avg -  Chance
University of Alabama at Huntsville 3.64 Avg -  Chance
Huntingdon College 3.37 Good  Chance
University of Montevallo 3.35 Good  Chance
University of Mobile 3.34 Good  Chance
University of South Alabama 3.4 Good  Chance
Judson College 3.31 Good  Chance
Arizona Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
Arizona State University 3.42 Avg +  Chance
University of Arizona 3.42 Avg +  Chance
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott 3.58 Avg -  Chance
Northern Arizona University 3.4 Good  Chance
Arkansas Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
University of Arkansas 3.62 Avg -  Chance
Ouachita Baptist University 3.53 Avg -  Chance
Harding University 3.58 Avg -  Chance
Lyon College 3.6 Avg -  Chance
Arkansas State University Main Campus 3.44 Avg +  Chance
University of Central Arkansas 3.3 Good  Chance
University of the Ozarks 3.39 Good  Chance
California Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
Pepperdine University 3.59 Avg -  Chance
Occidental College 3.6 Avg -  Chance
Santa Clara University 3.66 Avg -  Chance
San Diego State University 3.6 Avg -  Chance
Chapman University 3.68 Avg -  Chance
University of the Pacific 3.47 Avg +  Chance
California State University Long Beach 3.5 Avg +  Chance
Biola University 3.54 Avg -  Chance
University of California Riverside 3.6 Avg -  Chance
University of San Francisco 3.61 Avg -  Chance
California Lutheran University 3.65 Avg -  Chance
Azusa Pacific University 3.64 Avg -  Chance
California State Polytechnic University Pomona 3.43 Avg +  Chance
University of Redlands 3.6 Avg -  Chance
California State University Fullerton 3.48 Avg +  Chance
Pacific Union College 3.35 Good  Chance
The Master's College and Seminary 3.63 Avg -  Chance
San Jose State University 3.31 Good  Chance
Saint Marys College of California 3.61 Avg -  Chance
Concordia University Irvine 3.42 Avg +  Chance
Whittier College 3.47 Avg +  Chance
Simpson University 3.51 Avg -  Chance
California Baptist University 3.33 Good  Chance
William Jessup University 3.35 Good  Chance
Dominican University of California 3.5 Good  Chance
University of California Merced 3.51 Avg -  Chance
California State University Fresno 3.33 Good  Chance
Fresno Pacific University 3.3 Good  Chance