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What unweighted GPA is considered good for Ivy League admissions?

When applying to Ivy League schools, what is a competitive unweighted GPA? Should I be aiming for a perfect 4.0, or do these schools accept applicants with slightly lower GPAs? Any guidance on this topic would be very helpful!

9 months ago

Hi there! When it comes to Ivy League schools, the bar is set quite high for applicants, including GPA expectations. That being said, each application is assessed holistically and there's no fixed number that guarantees admission. While having a perfect 4.0 unweighted GPA can be advantageous, those with slightly lower GPAs can also be successful in gaining admission.

Take my daughter, for example. She had a 3.9 unweighted GPA and gained admission to an Ivy League school. It's important that you also showcase your strengths in other areas, such as extracurricular activities, essays, and standardized test scores. Admissions officers are also interested in your personal growth and how you've challenged yourself academically throughout high school coursework.

In conclusion, while a 4.0 unweighted GPA would be ideal, it isn't the sole factor in determining acceptance. Just keep focusing on maintaining the highest GPA possible and engaging in meaningful extracurriculars that highlight your passions. Good luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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