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The Best California Colleges for a 3.5 GPA


What California 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 California schools. CollegeSimply has parsed the reported high school grade point averages for a large portion of California schools and selected 33 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
California Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
Occidental College 3.6 Avg -  Chance
Pepperdine University 3.59 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 California Riverside 3.6 Avg -  Chance
University of the Pacific 3.47 Avg +  Chance
California State University Long Beach 3.5 Avg +  Chance
University of San Francisco 3.61 Avg -  Chance
Azusa Pacific University 3.64 Avg -  Chance
Biola University 3.54 Avg -  Chance
California State Polytechnic University Pomona 3.43 Avg +  Chance
The Master's College and Seminary 3.63 Avg -  Chance
University of Redlands 3.6 Avg -  Chance
California Lutheran University 3.65 Avg -  Chance
Concordia University Irvine 3.42 Avg +  Chance
University of California Merced 3.51 Avg -  Chance
California State University Fullerton 3.48 Avg +  Chance
William Jessup University 3.35 Good  Chance
Whittier College 3.47 Avg +  Chance
Saint Marys College of California 3.61 Avg -  Chance
San Jose State University 3.31 Good  Chance
Pacific Union College 3.35 Good  Chance
Simpson University 3.51 Avg -  Chance
California Baptist University 3.33 Good  Chance
California State University Fresno 3.33 Good  Chance
Dominican University of California 3.5 Good  Chance
La Sierra University 3.33 Good  Chance
Fresno Pacific University 3.3 Good  Chance
Mount St. Mary's College 3.34 Good  Chance
Bryan University 3.59 Avg -  Chance
Laguna College of Art and Design 3.45 Avg +  Chance
Mills College 3.64 Avg -  Chance