Western Colleges for a 4.0 GPA

What Western 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 Western colleges like Stanford University, University of California Los Angeles and University of Southern California. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of Western schools and selected 37 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 37 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 75 target schools (good chance), 18 reach (harder) schools and 543 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

3.96 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 15,953enrollment
  • $20,023net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1570SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance5%

Applications Due Jan 3

University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.9 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,589enrollment
  • $16,474net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance17%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.83 Average GPA

#4 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 46,287enrollment
  • $39,759net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance22%

Applications Due Jan 10

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.81 Average Weighted GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,334enrollment
  • $13,192net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance48%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.75 Estimated Average Weighted GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance44%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.79 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of California Berkeley
C
Berkeley, CA
University of California Berkeley

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.86 Average GPA

#6 Best Public Universities in America

  • 42,327enrollment
  • $19,329net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1530SAT range
  • 30-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance22%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

4.17 Average Weighted GPA

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,179enrollment
  • $17,223net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance28%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

4.0 Average GPA

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 39,074enrollment
  • $17,026net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1400SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance46%

Applications Due Nov 30

Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.7 Average GPA

#3 Best Value Colleges in Colorado

  • 32,428enrollment
  • $17,609net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance91%

Applications Due May 11

University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

4.09 Average Weighted GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 39,576enrollment
  • $15,222net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance32%

Applications Due Nov 30

United States Air Force Academy
A
USAFA, Colorado
United States Air Force Academy

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.78 Average GPA

 

  • 4,307enrollment
  • -net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance20%

Loyola Marymount University
L
Los Angeles, CA
Loyola Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

3.85 Average Weighted GPA

#6 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,686enrollment
  • $48,758net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1390SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance59%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of San Diego
S
San Diego, CA
University of San Diego

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

3.95 Average GPA

 

  • 8,861enrollment
  • $37,547net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance62%

Applications Due Dec 15

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
C
San Luis Obispo, CA
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.99 Average GPA

#7 Best Public Universities in California

  • 22,440enrollment
  • $20,491net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance39%

Applications Due Nov 30

Brigham Young University Provo
B
Provo, UT
Brigham Young University Provo

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

3.86 Average Weighted GPA

#1 Best Private Colleges in Utah

  • 36,461enrollment
  • $13,150net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due Feb 15

University of California Riverside
C
Riverside, CA
University of California Riverside

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.8 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,434enrollment
  • $11,948net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 22-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due Nov 30

Chapman University
C
Orange, CA
Chapman University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

3.8 Average Weighted GPA

#8 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,761enrollment
  • $44,327net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due Mar 1