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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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Admissions chances with a 3.7 GPA?

Hi! I have a 3.7 GPA and I'm trying to figure out which colleges might be a good fit for me. Can anyone give me some examples of schools that I have a decent chance of getting into with my current GPA? I'd really appreciate your input!

6 months ago

Hello! Determining a good fit for colleges is not solely based on GPA; other factors such as your test scores, extracurricular activities, and personal preferences should also be considered. However, I can still give you some ideas based on your 3.7 GPA. It's important to note that a 3.7 GPA can be competitive at many colleges, especially if it is a weighted GPA or if your school has a rigorous curriculum.

Here's a list of colleges with first-year classes that have an average high school GPA of 3.7: https://blog.collegevine.com/best-schools-to-get-into-with-a-3-7-gpa

In general, you have a decent chance at getting into many state schools and some well-regarded private institutions. For example, you might consider looking at schools like the University of California system (UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Riverside), the State University of New York (SUNY) system, or the University of Washington, among others. If you're interested in smaller liberal arts colleges, you might explore choices like Occidental College or Lewis & Clark College.

However, remember that these are only examples, and it's crucial to do your research on colleges that match your personal preferences and academic interests. I encourage you to use resources like CollegeVine's admissions chancing engine, which helps students assess their chances of admission based on various factors like test scores, extracurriculars, etc., as well as discover schools that match their needs.

Lastly, make sure to create a balanced list of colleges, which includes reach, target, and safety schools.

- Reach schools are those where your GPA and test scores might not be in the middle 50% of accepted students, but you still have a chance based on your extracurriculars and essays.

- Target schools are those where your GPA and test scores are within the average range of accepted students.

- Safety schools are the ones where your chances of admission are significantly higher based on your academic credentials.

Good luck with your college search!

6 months ago

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