Midwestern Colleges for a 4.0 GPA

What Midwestern colleges will accept a 4.0 grade point average?

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 4.0 places you within of the academic range at Midwestern colleges like University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Ohio State University. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of Midwestern schools and selected 61 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 4.0. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 4.0 range plus or minus .2 grade points (4.2 to 3.8). Scroll down further to sort and filter the full list and see your admission chances at each school.

Is a 4.0 good in high school?

A 4.0 is the highest possible unweighted GPA which indicates you've achieved straight A's throughout your high school career. This puts you in an excellent 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 perfect GPA isn't enough, you will need equally strong SAT and ACT scores to get into the reach colleges on this list.

What is a 4.0 GPA?

A 4.0 is equal to a 93-100% (or above) on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 4.0 is an A/A+ average.


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List of 4.0 GPA Colleges

Displaying 61 colleges where your 4.0 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 108 target schools (good chance), 15 reach (harder) schools and 1,143 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.87 Average GPA

#15 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 47,907enrollment
  • $17,832net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance32%

Applications Due Feb 1

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.74 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,695enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance85%

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.76 Estimated Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,369enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

4.2 Average Weighted GPA

#6 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,834enrollment
  • $36,584net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance4%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.87 Average GPA

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,640enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance64%

Applications Due Dec 15

Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.92 Estimated Average GPA

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 22,603enrollment
  • $28,344net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance11%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Notre Dame
N
Notre Dame, IN
University of Notre Dame

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

3.91 Estimated Average GPA

#1 Best Value in Indiana

  • 12,809enrollment
  • $29,981net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance22%

Applications Due Jan 1

Miami University
M
Oxford, OH
Miami University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.85 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 18,880enrollment
  • $24,345net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance94%

Applications Due Feb 1

Indiana University Bloomington
I
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Bloomington

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.75 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 43,064enrollment
  • $13,191net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1350SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due Jan 1

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.71 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 31,822enrollment
  • $16,105net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1310SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance94%

Applications Due Jul 1

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
I
Champaign, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.79 Estimated Average GPA

#20 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,679enrollment
  • $13,517net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance74%

Grand Valley State University
G
Allendale, MI
Grand Valley State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.7 Average GPA

 

  • 23,350enrollment
  • $16,865net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance94%

Applications Due Jun 1

University of Iowa
I
Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.78 Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 30,318enrollment
  • $17,452net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance90%

Applications Due Mar 1

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.75 Estimated Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 52,017enrollment
  • $17,729net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1460SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance81%

Loyola University Chicago
L
Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

3.76 Average GPA

#6 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 16,893enrollment
  • $37,731net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance81%

University of Cincinnati Main Campus
C
Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.7 Average GPA

#3 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 40,826enrollment
  • $22,767net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Aug 11

DePaul University
D
Chicago, IL
DePaul University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

3.8 Average GPA

 

  • 21,922enrollment
  • $33,319net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Jul 1

University of Dayton
D
Dayton, OH
University of Dayton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

3.73 Average GPA

#6 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,650enrollment
  • $32,768net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance89%

Applications Due May 1