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What's a solid unweighted GPA for Ivy League admissions?

Hi guys, I'm a junior, and I've been trying to figure out what a good unweighted GPA would be when aiming for Ivy League schools. Any input would be much appreciated!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great to hear that you're interested in Ivy League schools. These schools are highly competitive, so having a strong unweighted GPA will definitely be important. Generally, a good unweighted GPA to aim for is around 3.9 or higher. A lot of admitted students have a 4.0 unweighted GPA, which demonstrates strong academic achievements.

However, remember that GPA is just one part of your application. Ivy League schools use a holistic review process, taking into account your extracurricular involvement, application essays, letters of recommendation, and standardized test scores (if submitted). It's crucial to work on all aspects of your application to increase your chances of admission.

My son also applied to top-tier schools, and even though his GPA wasn't a perfect 4.0, his strong involvement in clubs, sports, and community service played a significant role in his acceptance. So, focus on maintaining a high GPA but don't forget to build a well-rounded profile as well. Good luck!

9 months ago

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