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The Best Colleges for a 3.8 GPA


What colleges will likely accept a 3.8 grade point average?

A GPA of 3.8 or A- average places you in the middle of the academic range at these schools. CollegeSimply has parsed the reported high school grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 236 where students have a good possibility 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 explore further and a recommendation of colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.8 range.

 What do these ratings mean?

College Avg GPA Chance
Alabama Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
The University of Alabama 3.6 Good
Samford University 3.68 Good
Auburn University 3.74 Avg +
University of Alabama at Huntsville 3.64 Good
University of Alabama at Birmingham 3.62 Good
Arkansas Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Arkansas 3.62 Good
Hendrix College 3.94 Avg -
John Brown University 3.72 Avg +
Lyon College 3.6 Good
California Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Stanford University 4.18 Avg -
University of California Berkeley 3.86 Avg -
University of California Los Angeles 4.29 Avg -
University of Southern California 3.73 Avg +
Scripps College 4.13 Avg -
University of California Irvine 3.92 Avg -
University of California Santa Barbara 3.96 Avg -
Soka University of America 3.86 Avg -
University of California Davis 3.99 Avg -
Occidental College 3.6 Good
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo 3.87 Avg -
Santa Clara University 3.66 Good
Loyola Marymount University 3.72 Avg +
University of San Diego 3.88 Avg -
San Diego State University 3.6 Good
Chapman University 3.68 Good
University of California Riverside 3.6 Good
University of San Francisco 3.61 Good
Thomas Aquinas College 3.78 Avg +
Azusa Pacific University 3.64 Good
The Master's College and Seminary 3.63 Good
Point Loma Nazarene University 3.78 Avg +
University of Redlands 3.6 Good
University of La Verne 3.78 Avg +
Westmont College 3.8 Avg +
California Lutheran University 3.65 Good
Saint Marys College of California 3.61 Good
Mills College 3.64 Good
Pitzer College 3.85 Avg -
Colorado Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Colorado School of Mines 3.8 Avg -
University of Denver 3.67 Good
United States Air Force Academy 3.88 Avg -
Colorado State University Fort Collins 3.61 Good
Connecticut Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
United States Coast Guard Academy 3.79 Avg +
Wesleyan University 3.73 Avg +
Florida Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Miami 4.2 Avg -
University of Florida 4.1 Avg -
Florida State University 3.88 Avg -
University of Central Florida 3.81 Avg -
Florida Southern College 3.62 Good
University of South Florida Main Campus 3.86 Avg -