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The Best California Colleges for a 3.8 GPA


What California 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 California schools. CollegeSimply has parsed the reported high school grade point averages for a large portion of California schools and selected 29 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
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