Colleges for a 3.6 GPA

What colleges will accept a 3.6 grade point average?

Is a 3.6 good in high school?

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 colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.6 places you within of the academic range at colleges like University of Florida, The University of Texas at Austin and University of Michigan. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 905 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.6. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.6 range plus or minus .3 grade points. Scroll down further to sort and filter the full list and see your admission chances at each school.

Can I raise my 3.6 GPA?

  • High School Freshmen
    If you completed freshman year with a 3.6, you have plenty of time to change your GPA. The maximum unweighted GPA you can achieve by the end of first semester senior year when you need to apply to colleges is a 3.89 - if you get straight A's from here on out.
  • High School Sophomores
    By the end of sophomore year, more than half of the grades you will report on your college application are set in stone. With a 3.6 you are on the path to be able to apply to and get into many colleges. If you finish sophomore year with a 3.6, the maximum unweighted GPA you can achieve by the end of first semester senior year is 3.77. This is only possible if you get straight A's.
  • High School Juniors
    After junior year, you only have one semester to possibly raise your grades before most college applications are due by January. A 3.6 will allow you to get into many highly rated colleges. The highest unweighted GPA you can achieve by the end of first semester senior year is 3.66.

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.


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List of 3.6 GPA Colleges

Displaying 905 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 2,553 target schools (good chance), 231 reach (harder) schools and 2,088 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

3.88 Average GPA

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance19%

Applications Due Nov 1

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

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.8 Estimated Average GPA

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance23%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.87 Average GPA

#15 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 47,907enrollment
  • $17,832net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance16%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.9 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,589enrollment
  • $16,474net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance7%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.83 Average GPA

#4 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 46,287enrollment
  • $39,759net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance10%

Applications Due Jan 10

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

3.6 Average Weighted GPA

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance33%

Applications Due Jan 1

Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.52 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 74,795enrollment
  • $14,653net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance90%

Applications Due May 1

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.68 Estimated Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,548net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance75%

New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.71 Average GPA

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 52,775enrollment
  • $45,417net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance17%

Applications Due Jan 1

Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.86 Average GPA

#15 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,537enrollment
  • $25,804net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance7%

Applications Due Jan 1

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.74 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,695enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance69%

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

3.82 Average GPA

#1 Best Value in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance70%

Applications Due Apr 1

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.81 Average Weighted GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,334enrollment
  • $13,192net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance26%

Applications Due Nov 30

Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

3.76 Average GPA

#7 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 32,718enrollment
  • $29,154net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance15%

Applications Due Jan 2

Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

3.9 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,737enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance74%

Applications Due Jan 15

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.76 Estimated Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,369enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance59%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.75 Estimated Average Weighted GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance23%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

3.9 Average Weighted GPA

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,552enrollment
  • $24,167net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance5%

Applications Due Jan 1