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The Best Pennsylvania Colleges for a 3.5 GPA


What Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania schools. CollegeSimply has parsed the reported high school grade point averages for a large portion of Pennsylvania schools and selected 42 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.

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College Avg GPA Chance
Pennsylvania Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
Carnegie Mellon University 3.69 Avg -
Bucknell University 3.54 Avg -
Lafayette College 3.46 Avg +
Penn State Main Campus 3.59 Avg -
University of the Sciences 3.61 Avg -
Duquesne University 3.7 Avg -
Saint Vincent College 3.53 Avg -
Arcadia University 3.65 Avg -
Philadelphia University 3.43 Avg +
University of Scranton 3.37 Good
Drexel University 3.6 Avg -
Saint Joseph's University 3.51 Avg -
Westminster College 3.46 Avg +
Eastern University 3.44 Avg +
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary 3.38 Good
Lycoming College 3.44 Avg +
West Chester University of Pennsylvania 3.52 Avg -
Saint Francis University 3.57 Avg -
Marywood University 3.36 Good
Delaware Valley University 3.51 Avg -
Gannon University 3.52 Avg -
Misericordia University 3.3 Good
Widener University Main Campus 3.4 Good
Robert Morris University 3.46 Avg +
York College Pennsylvania 3.54 Avg -
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown 3.4 Good
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg 3.46 Avg +
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 3.4 Good
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 3.3 Good
Mount Aloysius College 3.3 Good
Waynesburg University 3.57 Avg -
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania 3.31 Good
Albright College 3.33 Good
Baptist Bible College and Seminary 3.31 Good
Chatham University 3.6 Avg -
Gettysburg College 3.4 Good
King's College 3.34 Good
Mercyhurst College 3.37 Good
Seton Hill University 3.54 Avg -
Susquehanna University 3.33 Good
Temple University 3.41 Avg +
Washington & Jefferson College 3.33 Good