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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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HBCUs with a 3.0 GPA Threshold?

Hey y’all! So I’ve managed to maintain a 3.0 GPA through high school and I've been looking into HBCUs. I’m pretty proud of how I’ve handled the balance between school and other responsibilities but I'm wondering if my GPA is competitive enough for HBCUs? Can someone share their knowledge or experience with this GPA at HBCUs?

7 months ago

Hello there! Your dedication in maintaining a 3.0 GPA while balancing other responsibilities is commendable. HBCUs, like all colleges, have a range of selectivity, and many of them do welcome students with GPAs around 3.0.

For instance, schools like Fayetteville State University and Alabama State University often accept students with GPAs that are in your range. However, admissions aren't based solely on GPA—your extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, and personal essays also carry considerable weight.

To strengthen your application, consider ways to highlight your unique experiences and characteristics that align with the mission and values of the HBCUs you're targeting. For example, if you have leadership roles, community service, or special talents, be sure to emphasize these.

If possible, visit the campuses, talk to admissions representatives, and express your genuine interest in their institutions. This proactive approach can sometimes make a difference. Finally, make sure you're applying to a mix of 'safety', 'match', and 'reach' schools to ensure the best possible outcome. Best of luck, and keep up the hard work!

7 months ago

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