Colleges for a 3.5 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 3.5 grade point average?

Is a 3.5 good?

Yes, a 3.5 is well above the the average U.S. high school GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates that you are a serious A level student, well prepared for many top colleges and universities. There are many large four-year colleges to choose from where a 3.5 is well within the typical GPA range of accepted students and you will find yourself a strong applicant. While a 3.5 is low for highly selective colleges, it offers you a chance at many of the more selective schools in the U.S.

What is a 3.5 GPA?

A 3.5 is equal to a 90% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 3.5 is a B+ average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.5 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 667 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.5. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.5 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 3.5 GPA Colleges

Displaying 667 colleges where your 3.5 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 1,930 target schools (good chance), 266 reach (harder) schools and 1,122 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.8 Average Estimated GPA

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance19%
University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

3.6 Average Weighted GPA

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance28%
Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.52 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 74,795enrollment
  • $14,653net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance87%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

11 reviews

3.68 Average Estimated GPA

 

  • 46,810enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.71 Average GPA

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 52,775enrollment
  • $45,417net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance14%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 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 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance64%
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

3.76 Average GPA

#7 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 32,718enrollment
  • $29,154net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance12%
Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.76 Average Estimated GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,369enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance54%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.75 Average Estimated Weighted GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance19%
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

12 reviews

3.74 Average Estimated GPA

 

  • 19,297enrollment
  • $40,133net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance55%
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.79 Average GPA

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance39%
University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

3.56 Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 29,986enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance95%
Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.67 Average GPA

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,655enrollment
  • $12,294net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance58%
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

3.68 Average Estimated GPA

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 70,418enrollment
  • $19,906net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance53%
East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.33 Average GPA

#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 28,798enrollment
  • $15,403net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance92%
University of Hawaii at Manoa
H
Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

3.64 Average GPA

#1 Best Public Universities in Hawaii

  • 18,025enrollment
  • $15,193net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance79%
University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.43 Average GPA

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 45,601enrollment
  • $15,620net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1350SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance87%
Kennesaw State University
K
Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw State University

Public 4 Year

18 reviews

3.33 Average Estimated GPA

 

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,451net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
Your 3.5 GPA
Admission Chance71%