Colleges for a 3.8 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 3.8 grade point average?

Is a 3.8 good?

A 3.8 is very close of the highest possible unweighted GPA. It reflectes that you've earned mostly A's with a few B's throughout your high school career. This puts you in a strong position to for application and possible acceptance at the many selective colleges. If you can score well on the SAT and ACT you'll have a competitive chance to be accepted at the colleges on this list.

What is a 3.8 GPA?

A 3.8 is equal to a 93% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 3.8 is an A- average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.8 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 371 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.8. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.8 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


371 results nationwide

List of 3.8 GPA Colleges

Displaying 371 colleges where your 3.8 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 824 target schools (good chance), 88 reach (harder) schools and 2,196 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

4.04 Average GPA

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $18,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance3%
University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

4.1 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $10,457net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance22%
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)

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance32%
University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.82 Average GPA

#20 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $17,357net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance22%
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
  • $12,568net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance32%
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
  • $37,521net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance13%
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
  • $15,961net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance42%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

10 reviews

3.59 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $24,724net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance84%
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.95 Average GPA

#3 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,449net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance62%
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
  • $37,739net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance23%
Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.94 Average GPA (estimated)

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $24,386net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance6%
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.76 Average GPA

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $25,855net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance10%
Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.87 Average GPA

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $18,712net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance5%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.62 Average GPA

#2 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 50,351enrollment
  • $16,579net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance79%
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
  • $28,999net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance12%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

3.6 Average GPA

#2 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $20,623net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1340SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance89%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.81 Average GPA

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $11,617net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance43%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.6 Average GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $14,499net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance45%