Colleges for a 3.8 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 3.8 grade point average?

Is a 3.8 good?

A 3.8 is very close of the highest possible unweighted GPA. It reflectes that you've earned mostly A's with a few B's throughout your high school career. This puts you in a strong position to for application and possible acceptance at the many selective colleges. If you can score well on the SAT and ACT you'll have a competitive chance to be accepted at the colleges on this list.

What is a 3.8 GPA?

A 3.8 is equal to a 93% on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 3.8 is an A- average.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 3.8 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 455 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 3.8. Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.8 range plus or minus .3 points. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 3.8 GPA Colleges

Displaying 455 colleges where your 3.8 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 1,106 target schools (good chance), 86 reach (harder) schools and 2,074 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

4.0 Average GPA

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 30,391enrollment
  • $18,037net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance3%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance3%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance27%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance32%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance23%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance11%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance15%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance44%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance93%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

4.02 Average Weighted GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 39,147enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance35%
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 3.8 GPA
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.96 Average GPA

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,024enrollment
  • $20,247net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance57%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance25%
Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.94 Average Estimated GPA

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,172enrollment
  • $26,932net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance6%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance11%
Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.92 Average GPA

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,853enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance5%
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 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance78%
Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.92 Average GPA

#10 Best Colleges in America

  • 28,890enrollment
  • $25,241net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1560SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
Your 3.8 GPA
Admission Chance9%