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. 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.

3.9 GPA Colleges

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.9 places you in the middle of the academic range at these schools. CollegeSimply has parsed the reported incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 267 target colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.9. This list is a starting point of schools to filter further and a recommendation of colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.9 range.

267 results found

Displaying 267 target colleges where your 3.9 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 35 reach (harder) schools and 1,256 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Villanova University
V
Villanova, PA
Villanova University

Private 4 Year

29% acceptance rate

  • 11,030enrollment
  • $35,491net price
  • $53,308tuition
  • 1300-1470SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance31%
University of California Berkeley
C
Berkeley, CA
University of California Berkeley

Public 4 Year

15% acceptance rate

  • 42,501enrollment
  • $18,178net price
  • $14,184tuition
  • 1320-1530SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance16%
Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

58% acceptance rate

  • 44,474enrollment
  • $12,117net price
  • $9,992tuition
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance69%
University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

32% acceptance rate

  • 25,976enrollment
  • $16,154net price
  • $14,391tuition
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance29%
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

68% acceptance rate

  • 68,679enrollment
  • $19,554net price
  • $11,870tuition
  • 1170-1380SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance78%
University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

41% acceptance rate

  • 38,167enrollment
  • $16,446net price
  • $14,402tuition
  • 1160-1400SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance36%
Georgetown University
G
Washington, DC
Georgetown University

Private 4 Year

15% acceptance rate

  • 19,204enrollment
  • $27,420net price
  • $54,104tuition
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89*Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance15%
University of South Carolina Columbia
S
Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina Columbia

Public 4 Year

63% acceptance rate

  • 34,795enrollment
  • $20,271net price
  • $12,616tuition
  • 1190-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.15Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance49%
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus

Public 4 Year

22% acceptance rate

  • 32,723enrollment
  • $15,873net price
  • $12,424tuition
  • 1390-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance20%
University of Notre Dame
N
Notre Dame, IN
University of Notre Dame

Private 4 Year

18% acceptance rate

  • 12,607enrollment
  • $27,453net price
  • $53,391tuition
  • 1400-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance18%
Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

69% acceptance rate

  • 19,108enrollment
  • $10,473net price
  • $7,364tuition
  • 1100-1270SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 4.05Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance61%
Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Private 4 Year

19% acceptance rate

  • 14,458enrollment
  • $26,867net price
  • $51,306tuition
  • 1350-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance23%
Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

84% acceptance rate

  • 33,478enrollment
  • $17,191net price
  • $11,707tuition
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance91%
University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

30% acceptance rate

  • 37,887enrollment
  • $14,616net price
  • $14,167tuition
  • 1260-1470SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.82*Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance34%
Carnegie Mellon University
C
Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University

Private 4 Year

17% acceptance rate

  • 14,029enrollment
  • $29,817net price
  • $55,465tuition
  • 1450-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance25%
Syracuse University
S
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University

Private 4 Year

50% acceptance rate

  • 22,803enrollment
  • $35,306net price
  • $51,853tuition
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance67%
George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

81% acceptance rate

  • 37,316enrollment
  • $18,629net price
  • $12,462tuition
  • 1120-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance88%
Miami University
M
Oxford, OH
Miami University

Public 4 Year

75% acceptance rate

  • 19,934enrollment
  • $20,316net price
  • $15,380tuition
  • 1200-1380SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 3.9 GPA
Estimated Chance85%