Colleges for a 3.6 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 3.6 grade point average?

Is a 3.6 good?

Yes, a 3.6 is well above the the average U.S. high school GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates that you've likely received mix of A's and some B's in high school. There are a many great state and private colleges to choose from where a 3.6 is within the typical GPA range of accepted students. While a 3.6 is a bit low for highly selective colleges, it affords you a strong chance at many of the more selective schools in the U.S.

What is a 3.6 GPA?

A 3.6 is equal to a 91% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 3.6 is a B+ average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.6 places you within of the academic range at these colleges. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 714 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.6. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.6 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.

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List of 3.6 GPA Colleges

Displaying 714 colleges where your 3.6 GPA is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 1,376 target schools (good chance), 118 reach (harder) schools and 1,552 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.8 Average GPA (estimated)

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance29%
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University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.82 Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $16,408net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance15%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

3.88 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $16,450net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance23%
University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

3.73 Average GPA

#5 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 47,310enrollment
  • $32,892net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance10%
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Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.42 Average GPA

#2 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 51,585enrollment
  • $12,947net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1360SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance90%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.86 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,934net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance34%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

3.59 Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,346net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance57%
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New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.6 Average GPA

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $36,256net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance20%
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

3.76 Average GPA

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $23,295net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance7%
Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.87 Average GPA

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $16,302net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance3%
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Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.62 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 50,351enrollment
  • $16,684net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance77%
Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.74 Average GPA

#12 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,152enrollment
  • $29,066net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance8%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

3.6 Average GPA

#1 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $19,993net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance59%
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University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.81 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $15,341net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance32%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.6 Average GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $13,363net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance35%
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

3.59 Average GPA

#8 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 34,657enrollment
  • $33,728net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance22%
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Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

3.74 Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $22,613net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance68%
Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.76 Average GPA (estimated)

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,042net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance43%