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What's the average GPA for high school students nationally?

Out of curiosity, does anyone know what the average GPA is among high school students across the country? Just trying to gauge where I stand compared to others.

7 months ago

The national average GPA for high school students is somewhat difficult to pinpoint accurately due to variations in grading scales across different schools. Some schools use a weighted system for honors or AP courses, while others do not. However, a commonly cited figure is around a 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale.

It's important to note that this is just a general statistic and can vary widely from one school district to another. Colleges understand this variability, so they review your GPA within the context of your school's profile. This means a 3.0 at one school might be viewed differently than a 3.0 at another. For a more accurate understanding of where you stand, compare your GPA to your school's average, and also consider the rigor of the courses you've taken. If you're aiming for top colleges, remember that their average GPAs will be higher, and aligning your performance with their admitted student profiles will give you a better gauge of your competitiveness.

7 months ago

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