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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Which schools can I get into with a 3.5 GPA?

I have a 3.5 GPA and I'm trying to figure out what colleges would be a good fit for me. Does anyone have any suggestions on schools that are realistic for my GPA? I'm open to both public and private schools. Thanks!

26 days ago

It's a bit challenging to suggest specific colleges without more context, such as your intended major, extracurricular involvement, preferred college size, geographical preferences, etc. However, I can provide you with some general advice.

With a 3.5 GPA, you can certainly get into many solid colleges, although the most selective schools may be out of reach. Look for schools where your GPA is in the mid-range or towards the higher end of the admitted applicants' GPAs. This will increase your chances of being accepted. Keep in mind that competitiveness varies across schools and programs, so you may want to consider applying to colleges that are less competitive within your preferred major.

You may also want to check if any schools you're interested in have test-optional policies and assess your standardized test scores compared to the school's admitted applicants. If your test scores are above the school average, it may help offset a slightly lower GPA.

Consider looking at the CollegeVine website for college suggestions and to help you explore schools based on factors such as location, size, academic rigor, and more. CollegeVine's chancing engine can also help you better understand your chances of admission based on your academic and extracurricular profile.

As you begin researching schools, make sure to consider factors such as campus fit, academic programs, and financial aid options. Develop a list that includes reach, target, and safety schools to maximize your college admissions potential.

Remember, every student's profile and preferences are different, so it's crucial to find colleges that match your specific needs and interests. By doing your research and considering what you value in a college, you'll be better equipped to find the right college for you.

26 days ago

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