Colleges for a 3.6 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 3.6 grade point average?

Is a 3.6 good?

Yes, a 3.6 is well above the the average U.S. high school GPA of 3.0 and demonstrates that you've likely received mix of A's and some B's in high school. There are a many great state and private colleges to choose from where a 3.6 is within the typical GPA range of accepted students. While a 3.6 is a bit low for highly selective colleges, it affords you a strong chance at many of the more selective schools in the U.S.

What is a 3.6 GPA?

A 3.6 is equal to a 91% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 3.6 is a B+ average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.6 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 627 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.6. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.6 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 3.6 GPA Colleges

Displaying 627 colleges where your 3.6 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 1,700 target schools (good chance), 154 reach (harder) schools and 1,398 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

3.88 Average GPA

#6 Best Public Universities in America

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance19%
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 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance23%
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 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance16%
University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.9 Average GPA

 

  • 44,589enrollment
  • $16,474net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance7%
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 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance10%
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 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance33%
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 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance90%
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 3.6 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 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance17%
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.86 Average GPA

#15 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,537enrollment
  • $25,804net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance7%
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 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance69%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

3.82 Average GPA

#1 Best Value in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance70%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.81 Average Weighted GPA

#9 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,334enrollment
  • $13,192net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance26%
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 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance15%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

3.9 Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,737enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance74%
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 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance59%
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 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance23%
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

3.9 Average Weighted GPA

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,552enrollment
  • $24,167net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.6 GPA
Admission Chance5%