Colleges for a 3.9 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 3.9 grade point average?

Is a 3.9 good?

A 3.9 is just short of the highest possible unweighted GPA. It indicates you've almost achieved straight A's throughout your high school career and are an excellent student. This puts you in a very strong position to for application and possible acceptance at the most elite and selective colleges in the U.S. including the Ivy League. Keep in mind that a great GPA isn't enough to get into the top colleges, you will need equally strong SAT and ACT scores to get into the reach colleges on this list.

What is a 3.9 GPA?

A 3.9 is equal to a 94% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 3.9 is an A- average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.9 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 297 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.9. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.9 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.

297 results found

List of 3.9 GPA Colleges

Displaying 297 colleges where your 3.9 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 534 target schools (good chance), 70 reach (harder) schools and 2,514 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

4.04 Average GPA

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $17,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance4%
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Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

4.18 Average GPA

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,381enrollment
  • $16,562net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance2%
University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

4.1 Average GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $15,283net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance29%
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)

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance45%
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University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.82 Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $16,408net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance26%
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
  • $16,450net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance38%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

4.18 Average GPA

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $18,757net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance31%
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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
  • $32,892net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance18%
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
  • $15,934net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance51%
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.95 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,700net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance62%
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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
  • $36,256net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance34%
Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

3.94 Average GPA (estimated)

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $22,011net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance8%
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

3.76 Average GPA

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $23,295net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance13%
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Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.87 Average GPA

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $16,302net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance5%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.62 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 50,351enrollment
  • $16,684net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance87%
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
  • $29,066net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance15%
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The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

3.6 Average GPA

#1 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $19,993net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance74%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.81 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $15,341net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
Your 3.9 GPA
Admission Chance48%