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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  Chance
Samford University 3.68 Good  Chance
Auburn University 3.74 Avg +  Chance
University of Alabama at Huntsville 3.64 Good  Chance
University of Alabama at Birmingham 3.62 Good  Chance
Arkansas Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Arkansas 3.62 Good  Chance
Hendrix College 3.94 Avg -  Chance
John Brown University 3.72 Avg +  Chance
Lyon College 3.6 Good  Chance
California Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Stanford University 4.18 Avg -  Chance
University of California Berkeley 3.86 Avg -  Chance
University of California Los Angeles 4.29 Avg -  Chance
University of Southern California 3.73 Avg +  Chance
Scripps College 4.13 Avg -  Chance
University of California Irvine 3.92 Avg -  Chance
University of California Santa Barbara 3.96 Avg -  Chance
Soka University of America 3.86 Avg -  Chance
University of California Davis 3.99 Avg -  Chance
Occidental College 3.6 Good  Chance
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo 3.87 Avg -  Chance
Santa Clara University 3.66 Good  Chance
Loyola Marymount University 3.72 Avg +  Chance
University of San Diego 3.88 Avg -  Chance
San Diego State University 3.6 Good  Chance
Chapman University 3.68 Good  Chance
University of California Riverside 3.6 Good  Chance
University of San Francisco 3.61 Good  Chance
Thomas Aquinas College 3.78 Avg +  Chance
Azusa Pacific University 3.64 Good  Chance
The Master's College and Seminary 3.63 Good  Chance
Point Loma Nazarene University 3.78 Avg +  Chance
University of Redlands 3.6 Good  Chance
University of La Verne 3.78 Avg +  Chance
Westmont College 3.8 Avg +  Chance
California Lutheran University 3.65 Good  Chance
Saint Marys College of California 3.61 Good  Chance
Mills College 3.64 Good  Chance
Pitzer College 3.85 Avg -  Chance
Colorado Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Colorado School of Mines 3.8 Avg -  Chance
University of Denver 3.67 Good  Chance
United States Air Force Academy 3.88 Avg -  Chance
Colorado State University Fort Collins 3.61 Good  Chance
Connecticut Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
United States Coast Guard Academy 3.79 Avg +  Chance
Wesleyan University 3.73 Avg +  Chance
Florida Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Miami 4.2 Avg -  Chance
University of Florida 4.1 Avg -  Chance
Florida State University 3.88 Avg -  Chance
University of Central Florida 3.81 Avg -  Chance
Florida Southern College 3.62 Good  Chance
University of South Florida Main Campus 3.86 Avg -  Chance
New College of Florida 3.92 Avg -  Chance
University of North Florida 3.73 Avg +  Chance
Nova Southeastern University 3.79 Avg +  Chance
Florida International University 3.84 Avg -  Chance
Stetson University 3.86 Avg -  Chance
Georgia Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Emory University 3.8 Avg -  Chance
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus 3.95 Avg -  Chance
University of Georgia 3.86 Avg -  Chance
Berry College 3.73 Avg +  Chance
Mercer University 3.71 Avg +  Chance
Covenant College 3.6 Good  Chance
Agnes Scott College 3.69 Good  Chance
Idaho Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
The College of Idaho 3.6 Good  Chance
Illinois Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Chicago 4.0 Avg -  Chance
Illinois Institute of Technology 3.92 Avg -  Chance
Loyola University Chicago 3.65 Good  Chance
Bradley University 3.69 Good  Chance
Wheaton College 3.71 Avg +  Chance
DePaul University 3.65 Good  Chance
Lake Forest College 3.63 Good  Chance
Indiana Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology 3.96 Avg -  Chance
Purdue University Main Campus 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Butler University 3.77 Avg +  Chance
DePauw University 3.75 Avg +  Chance
Wabash College 3.67 Good  Chance
Indiana University Bloomington 3.62 Good  Chance
University of Evansville 3.74 Avg +  Chance
Saint Mary's College 3.69 Good  Chance
Taylor University 3.71 Avg +  Chance
Valparaiso University 3.6 Good  Chance
Hanover College 3.67 Good  Chance
Iowa Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Drake University 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Luther College 3.66 Good  Chance
University of Iowa 3.61 Good  Chance
Iowa State University 3.6 Good  Chance
Central College 3.61 Good  Chance
Kentucky Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Asbury University 3.66 Good  Chance
Transylvania University 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Maryland Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Johns Hopkins University 3.74 Avg +  Chance
University of Maryland College Park 4.11 Avg -  Chance
University of Maryland Baltimore County 3.76 Avg +  Chance
Towson University 3.61 Good  Chance
Notre Dame of Maryland University 3.68 Good  Chance
Salisbury University 3.71 Avg +  Chance
Massachusetts Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Harvard University 4.04 Avg -  Chance
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering 3.9 Avg -  Chance
Babson College 3.6 Good  Chance
Brandeis University 3.87 Avg -  Chance
Mount Holyoke College 3.74 Avg +  Chance
Emerson College 3.6 Good  Chance
University of Massachusetts Amherst 3.73 Avg +  Chance
Emmanuel College 3.6 Good  Chance
Smith College 3.92 Avg -  Chance
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 3.9 Avg -  Chance
Michigan Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Michigan 3.82 Avg -  Chance
Hope College 3.73 Avg +  Chance
Michigan State University 3.62 Good  Chance
Michigan Technological University 3.6 Good  Chance
Kettering University 3.61 Good  Chance
Calvin College 3.67 Good  Chance
Minnesota Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
St Olaf College 3.62 Good  Chance
Concordia College at Moorhead 3.62 Good  Chance
University of Minnesota Morris 3.62 Good  Chance
St Catherine University 3.61 Good  Chance
College of Saint Benedict 3.67 Good  Chance
Gustavus Adolphus College 3.66 Good  Chance
Missouri Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
William Jewell College 3.68 Good  Chance
Saint Louis University Main Campus 3.77 Avg +  Chance
Rockhurst University 3.67 Good  Chance
Drury University 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Missouri University of Science and Technology 3.6 Good  Chance
Maryville University of Saint Louis 3.7 Avg +  Chance
St Louis College of Pharmacy 3.74 Avg +  Chance
Nebraska Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Creighton University 3.75 Avg +  Chance
Concordia University Seward 3.6 Good  Chance
College of Saint Mary 3.6 Good  Chance
New Jersey Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Princeton University 3.87 Avg -  Chance
New Mexico Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology 3.68 Good  Chance
New York Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Barnard College 3.84 Avg -  Chance
Colgate University 3.64 Good  Chance
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 3.6 Good  Chance
New York University 3.6 Good  Chance
Vassar College 3.8 Good  Chance
University of Rochester 3.8 Good  Chance
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 3.81 Avg -  Chance
SUNY at Binghamton 3.6 Good  Chance
Syracuse University 3.6 Good  Chance
Stony Brook University 3.8 Good  Chance
Sarah Lawrence College 3.6 Good  Chance
Rochester Institute of Technology 3.6 Good  Chance
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry 3.8 Good  Chance
Pratt Institute Main 3.63 Good  Chance
SUNY at Geneseo 3.6 Good  Chance
CUNY Queens College 3.6 Good  Chance
SUNY College at Oneonta 3.6 Good  Chance
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Canisius College 3.6 Good  Chance
Daemen College 3.62 Good  Chance
Wagner College 3.6 Good  Chance
North Carolina Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Davidson College 3.9 Avg -  Chance
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 4.6 Avg -  Chance
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 4.37 Avg -  Chance
University of North Carolina School of the Arts 3.67 Good  Chance
Elon University 3.99 Avg -  Chance
University of North Carolina at Wilmington 4.06 Avg -  Chance
Appalachian State University 4.05 Avg -  Chance
Western Carolina University 3.67 Good  Chance
Gardner Webb University 3.72 Avg +  Chance
University of North Carolina at Charlotte 3.82 Avg -  Chance
University of North Carolina at Asheville 3.98 Avg -  Chance
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 3.64 Good  Chance
Lenoir Rhyne University 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Elizabeth City State University 4.0 Avg -  Chance
Ohio Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Kenyon College 3.9 Avg -  Chance
Denison University 3.6 Good  Chance
The College of Wooster 3.66 Good  Chance
Miami University 3.63 Good  Chance
University of Dayton 3.64 Good  Chance
Ohio Northern University 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Cedarville University 3.64 Good  Chance
Xavier University 3.62 Good  Chance
Franciscan University of Steubenville 3.69 Good  Chance
Oklahoma Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Tulsa 3.8 Good  Chance
Oklahoma Baptist University 3.64 Good  Chance
Oregon Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Reed College 3.9 Avg -  Chance
Lewis & Clark College 3.9 Avg -  Chance
University of Portland 3.63 Good  Chance
University of Oregon 3.6 Good  Chance
Linfield College McMinnville Campus 3.66 Good  Chance
Pacific University 3.6 Good  Chance
Willamette University 3.69 Good  Chance
Pennsylvania Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Pennsylvania 3.9 Avg -  Chance
Carnegie Mellon University 3.69 Good  Chance
Villanova University 3.86 Avg -  Chance
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus 3.97 Avg -  Chance
Allegheny College 3.74 Avg +  Chance
University of the Sciences 3.61 Good  Chance
Duquesne University 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Arcadia University 3.65 Good  Chance
Messiah College 3.73 Avg +  Chance
Drexel University 3.6 Good  Chance
Chatham University 3.6 Good  Chance
Juniata College 3.74 Avg +  Chance
South Carolina Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Clemson University 4.18 Avg -  Chance
University of South Carolina Columbia 4.15 Avg -  Chance
Columbia International University 3.66 Good  Chance
Converse College 3.89 Avg -  Chance
College of Charleston 3.84 Avg -  Chance
Winthrop University 3.81 Avg -  Chance
Lander University 3.66 Good  Chance
Francis Marion University 3.61 Good  Chance
University of South Carolina Upstate 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Columbia College 3.71 Avg +  Chance
South Dakota Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Augustana College 3.69 Good  Chance
Tennessee Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Vanderbilt University 3.76 Avg +  Chance
Rhodes College 3.78 Avg +  Chance
Union University 3.67 Good  Chance
Christian Brothers University 3.73 Avg +  Chance
The University of Tennessee 3.85 Avg -  Chance
Belmont University 3.6 Good  Chance
Milligan College 3.6 Good  Chance
Sewanee The University of the South 3.6 Good  Chance
Texas Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Dallas 3.82 Avg -  Chance
Southern Methodist University 3.7 Avg +  Chance
LeTourneau University 3.62 Good  Chance
The University of Texas at Dallas 3.9 Avg -  Chance
Texas Lutheran University 3.7 Avg +  Chance
University of St Thomas 3.61 Good  Chance
Hardin Simmons University 3.63 Good  Chance
Utah Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
Brigham Young University Provo 3.8 Good  Chance
Virginia Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Virginia Main Campus 4.22 Avg -  Chance
College of William and Mary 4.12 Avg -  Chance
Virginia Military Institute 3.61 Good  Chance
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 3.95 Avg -  Chance
George Mason University 3.66 Good  Chance
Randolph College 3.61 Good  Chance
Christopher Newport University 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Washington Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Washington Seattle Campus 3.75 Avg +  Chance
Whitman College 3.74 Avg +  Chance
Gonzaga University 3.73 Avg +  Chance
Pacific Lutheran University 3.66 Good  Chance
Whitworth University 3.74 Avg +  Chance
Wisconsin Colleges for a 3.8 GPA GPA Chance
University of Wisconsin Madison 3.84 Avg -  Chance
Lawrence University 3.7 Avg +  Chance
Milwaukee School of Engineering 3.69 Good  Chance
University of Wisconsin River Falls 3.61 Good  Chance