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 303 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1190/1370
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.69
    • Students: 2,820
    • Tuition:$40,749
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
    • SAT Range 1220/1400
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.78
    • Students: 407
    • Tuition:$25,000
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
    • SAT Range 1040/1220
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.48
    • Students: 1,268
    • Tuition:$17,650
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
    • SAT Range 1050/1260
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.57*
    • Students: 842
    • Tuition:$29,166
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
    • SAT Range 1050/1280
    • ACT Range 22/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.56
    • Students: 1,955
    • Tuition:$37,400
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
    • SAT Range 1150/1340
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.58
    • Students: 6,271
    • Tuition:$41,850
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 61%
    • SAT Range 1060/1330
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.69
    • Students: 2,133
    • Tuition:$33,018
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 54%
    • SAT Range 1120/1290
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.57*
    • Students: 21,751
    • Tuition:$12,016
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 67%
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    James Madison University

    • SAT Range 1190/1380
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.68*
    • Students: 11,423
    • Tuition:$17,338
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 54%
    • SAT Range 1050/1250
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 1,072
    • Tuition:$45,746
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 3.5 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%