The Best California Colleges for a 3.9 GPA

What California colleges will likely accept a 3.9 grade point average?

A high school GPA of 3.9 or A- average likely places you in the middle of the academic range at these California schools. CollegeSimply has parsed the reported incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of california schools and selected 27 target colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.9. These colleges are ranked by their position on the CollegeSimply best colleges ranking. This list is intended as a guide of schools to filter further and a recommendation of colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.9 range.

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Displaying 27 target schools where your 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 8 reach schools and 41 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1320/1530
    • ACT Range 31/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 42,501
    • Tuition:$14,184
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 15%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 16%
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    University of California Berkeley

    • SAT Range 1300/1480
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 4.13
    • Students: 1,071
    • Tuition:$55,024
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 16%
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    Scripps College

    • SAT Range 1260/1470
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.82*
    • Students: 37,887
    • Tuition:$14,167
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 34%
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    University of California San Diego

    • SAT Range 1190/1410
    • ACT Range 25/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.92
    • Students: 36,032
    • Tuition:$13,700
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 28%
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    University of California Irvine

    • SAT Range 1230/1460
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.96
    • Students: 25,976
    • Tuition:$14,391
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 32%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 29%
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    University of California Santa Barbara

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 1,930
    • Tuition:$54,686
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 54%
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    Occidental College

    • SAT Range 1240/1430
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.87
    • Students: 22,013
    • Tuition:$9,816
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 32%
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    California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

    • SAT Range 1160/1400
    • ACT Range 24/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.99
    • Students: 38,167
    • Tuition:$14,402
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 36%
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    University of California Davis

    • SAT Range 1270/1440
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 8,642
    • Tuition:$51,711
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 64%
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    Santa Clara University

    • SAT Range 1180/1410
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 442
    • Tuition:$33,146
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
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    Soka University of America

    • SAT Range 1210/1390
    • ACT Range 27/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.72
    • Students: 9,838
    • Tuition:$48,522
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
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    Loyola Marymount University

    • SAT Range 1190/1400
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.73*
    • Students: 19,700
    • Tuition:$13,960
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
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    University of California Santa Cruz

    • SAT Range 1190/1360
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.88
    • Students: 9,073
    • Tuition:$49,358
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg
    • Acceptance Rate 53%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 54%
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    University of San Diego

    • SAT Range 1190/1370
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.68
    • Students: 9,608
    • Tuition:$52,724
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 54%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
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    Chapman University

    • SAT Range 1110/1370
    • ACT Range 23/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 1,277
    • Tuition:$45,304
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 67%
    • SAT Range 1110/1310
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 35,303
    • Tuition:$7,488
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 35%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
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    San Diego State University

    • SAT Range 1110/1330
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 23,922
    • Tuition:$13,827
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 68%
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    University of California Riverside

    • SAT Range 1130/1330
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 10,713
    • Tuition:$48,066
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 79%
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    University of San Francisco

    • SAT Range 1140/1300
    • ACT Range 24/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.78
    • Students: 4,592
    • Tuition:$35,700
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 75%
    • SAT Range 1220/1400
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.78
    • Students: 407
    • Tuition:$25,000
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 82%
    • SAT Range 1080/1260
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 4,598
    • Tuition:$49,504
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 86%
    • SAT Range 1020/1200
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.78
    • Students: 8,064
    • Tuition:$43,050
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
    • SAT Range 1020/1240
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.64
    • Students: 10,095
    • Tuition:$38,880
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 80%
    • SAT Range 1070/1250
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.65
    • Students: 4,383
    • Tuition:$42,692
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 82%
    • SAT Range 990/1250
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.63
    • Students: 2,057
    • Tuition:$25,390
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 77%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 86%
    • SAT Range 1060/1250
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 3,881
    • Tuition:$47,280
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 77%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 87%
    • SAT Range 1010/1240
    • ACT Range 21/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.64
    • Students: 1,257
    • Tuition:$30,257
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 3.9 GPA  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 86%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 92%