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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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Is a 3.6 GPA good enough for top colleges?

Really stressing out here—do you guys think a 3.6 unweighted GPA is competitive enough for top-tier colleges? Or should I be doing more to pad my academic resume?

7 months ago

I understand your concern, and it's important to know whether a 3.6 unweighted GPA is competitive for top colleges. While a 3.6 GPA is good, top-tier colleges usually have an average unweighted GPA closer to 3.9 or 4.0. But remember, your GPA is not the only factor considered in the admissions process. Besides academics, admissions officers also look for unique and well-developed aspects of your application, like extracurricular activities, essays, and demonstrated interest in a particular field.

If you have outstanding achievements in other areas, such as Tier 1 or Tier 2 extracurriculars or a proven 'spike,' you may still be a strong candidate. You can focus on improving your GPA if possible, but also work on developing your interests and story. Keep striving to present the most well-rounded application you can—every part of your application helps paint a complete picture of who you are as an applicant. Good luck!

7 months ago

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