Colleges for a 3.7 GPA

What colleges will accept a 3.7 grade point average?

Is a 3.7 good in high school?

Yes, a 3.7 is significantly above the the average U.S. high school GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates that you've received A's and a few B's in most of your classes. There are a large number of four-year colleges to choose from where a 3.7 is well within the typical GPA range of accepted students - and you will find yourself a very strong applicant. While a 3.7 is a bit low for very highly selective colleges, it gives 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 3.7 places you within of the academic range at colleges like Harvard University, Stanford University and University of Florida. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 763 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.7. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.7 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 3.7 GPA?

  • High School Freshmen
    If you completed freshman year with a 3.7, 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 3.91 - 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 3.7 you are on the path to be able to apply to and get into many colleges. If you finish sophomore year with a 3.7, the maximum unweighted GPA you can achieve by the end of first semester senior year is 3.83. 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 3.7 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 3.74.

What is a 3.7 GPA?

A 3.7 is equal to a 92% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 3.7 is an A- average.


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List of 3.7 GPA Colleges

Displaying 763 colleges where your 3.7 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 2,157 target schools (good chance), 156 reach (harder) schools and 2,580 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

4.0 Average GPA

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 30,391enrollment
  • $18,037net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance3%

Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

3.96 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 15,953enrollment
  • $20,023net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1570SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
Your 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance3%

Applications Due Jan 3

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance23%

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance27%

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance19%

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance9%

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance12%

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance38%

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance92%

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance79%

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.96 Average GPA

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,024enrollment
  • $20,247net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance51%

Applications Due Feb 1

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Jan 1

Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.94 Estimated Average GPA

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,172enrollment
  • $26,932net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
Your 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance5%

Applications Due Jan 2

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance9%

Applications Due Jan 1

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.92 Average GPA

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,853enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
Your 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance4%

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance74%

Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.92 Average GPA

#10 Best Colleges in America

  • 28,890enrollment
  • $25,241net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1560SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
Your 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance7%

Applications Due Apr 1

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 3.7 GPA
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due Apr 1