The Best California Colleges for a 3.8 GPA

What California colleges will likely accept a 3.8 grade point average?

A high school GPA of 3.8 or A- average likely places you in the middle of the academic range at these California schools. CollegeSimply has parsed the reported incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of california schools and selected 32 target colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.8. These colleges are ranked by their position on the CollegeSimply best colleges ranking. This list is intended as a guide of schools to filter further and a recommendation of colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.8 range.

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Displaying 32 target schools where your GPA is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 9 reach schools and 33 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1320/1530
    • ACT Range 31/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 42,501
    • Tuition:$14,184
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 3.8 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 15%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 13%
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    University of California Berkeley

    • SAT Range 1260/1470
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.82*
    • Students: 37,887
    • Tuition:$14,167
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.8 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 29%
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    University of California San Diego

    • SAT Range 1190/1410
    • ACT Range 25/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.92
    • Students: 36,032
    • Tuition:$13,700
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.8 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 24%
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    University of California Irvine

    • SAT Range 1230/1460
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.96
    • Students: 25,976
    • Tuition:$14,391
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.8 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 32%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 24%
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    University of California Santa Barbara

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 1,930
    • Tuition:$54,686
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.8 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 48%
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    Occidental College

    • SAT Range 1220/1420
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 7,961
    • Tuition:$53,932
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.8 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 48%
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    Pepperdine University

    • SAT Range 1240/1430
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.87
    • Students: 22,013
    • Tuition:$9,816
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.8 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 27%
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    California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

    • SAT Range 1160/1400
    • ACT Range 24/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.99
    • Students: 38,167
    • Tuition:$14,402
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.8 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 31%
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    University of California Davis

    • SAT Range 1270/1440
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 8,642
    • Tuition:$51,711
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.8 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
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    Santa Clara University

    • SAT Range 1180/1410
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 442
    • Tuition:$33,146
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.8 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 36%
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    Soka University of America