The Best Colleges for a 3.5 GPA

What colleges will likely accept a 3.5 grade point average?

A GPA of 3.5 or B+ average places you in the middle of the academic range at these schools. EasyCollege has parsed the reported high school grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 570 where students have a good possibility of getting in with a 3.5. These colleges are ranked by their position on the EasyCollege best colleges ranking. This list is intended as a guide of schools to explore further and a recommendation of colleges which have historically accepted students in the 3.5 range.

What do these ratings mean?

College Avg GPA Chance
Alabama Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
The University of Alabama 3.6 Avg -
Birmingham Southern College 3.48 Avg +
Spring Hill College 3.45 Avg +
University of Alabama at Birmingham 3.62 Avg -
Samford University 3.68 Avg -
Huntingdon College 3.37 Good
University of Alabama at Huntsville 3.64 Avg -
University of Mobile 3.34 Good
University of Montevallo 3.35 Good
University of South Alabama 3.4 Good
Judson College 3.31 Good
Arizona Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
Arizona State University 3.42 Avg +
University of Arizona 3.42 Avg +
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott 3.58 Avg -
Northern Arizona University 3.4 Good
Arkansas Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
University of Arkansas 3.62 Avg -
Ouachita Baptist University 3.53 Avg -
Lyon College 3.6 Avg -
Harding University 3.58 Avg -
Arkansas State University Main Campus 3.44 Avg +
University of Central Arkansas 3.3 Good
University of the Ozarks 3.39 Good
California Colleges for a 3.5 GPA GPA Chance
Occidental College 3.6 Avg -
Pepperdine University 3.59 Avg -
Santa Clara University 3.66 Avg -
Chapman University 3.68 Avg -
San Diego State University 3.6 Avg -
University of California Riverside 3.6 Avg -
University of the Pacific 3.47 Avg +
California State Polytechnic University Pomona 3.43 Avg +
University of San Francisco 3.61 Avg -
California State University Long Beach 3.5 Avg -
University of Redlands 3.6 Avg -
Biola University 3.54 Avg -
California Lutheran University 3.65 Avg -
California State University Fullerton 3.48 Avg +
Whittier College 3.47 Avg +
San Jose State University 3.31 Good
University of California Merced 3.51 Avg -
Pacific Union College 3.35 Good
Concordia University Irvine 3.42 Avg +
Azusa Pacific University 3.64 Avg -
Simpson University 3.51 Avg -
California Baptist University 3.33 Good
The Master's College and Seminary 3.63 Avg -
Saint Marys College of California 3.61 Avg -
Fresno Pacific University 3.3 Good
William Jessup University 3.35 Good
Dominican University of California 3.5 Good
California State University Fresno 3.33 Good

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