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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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How good is a 3.86 GPA?

Hey everyone, I'm currently a junior and I've been wondering if my 3.86 GPA is considered a good one for college admissions. Can anyone give me some advice on how competitive my GPA is for top schools and if I should work on improving it?

7 months ago

A 3.86 GPA is indeed a solid GPA. Depending on if it's weighted or unweighted, it can be considered either a strong or a very strong GPA. Top schools generally aim for students with GPAs in the 3.8-4.0 range (unweighted) or even higher if weighted. However, factors like your class rank and the rigor of your course load are also essential in determining the strength of your academic profile.

While a 3.86 GPA is competitive, it's always beneficial to work on improving it where possible. As a junior, you still have time to raise your GPA through strong performance in your current and upcoming classes. Additionally, taking rigorous courses (AP, IB, or honors) and maintaining high grades in those classes can also boost your academic standing.

Remember that, in addition to your GPA, colleges also consider your extracurriculars, essays, and other aspects of your application. While continuing to improve your GPA, also focus on balancing your profile with extracurricular involvement and building a strong college list that fits your interests and goals.

7 months ago

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