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Princeton's Average GPA

Hey all, does anyone know what the average GPA for admitted students at Princeton is? I've been working so hard to keep my GPA competitive, but I'm scared it might be below Princeton's average. I'm currently holding strong at a 4.2 weighted.

16 days ago

While Princeton University doesn't officially publish an average GPA for admitted students, many sources suggest that students with a 4.0 unweighted GPA or higher tend to be especially competitive applicants. This figure would be based on a 4.0 GPA scale where A+ = 4.33, A = 4.0, A- = 3.67 and so on. However, keep in mind that a specific GPA is not necessarily a cutoff or guarantee of admission.

The fact that you have a weighted 4.2 GPA implies you have taken rigorous courses, which colleges appreciate as it demonstrates academic seriousness and the ability to handle challenging coursework. That's a very good thing, because Princeton, like many selective colleges, conducts a holistic review of applications and considers high school course rigor, along with several other factors.

Admissions officers look at the context of your GPA as well, including the types of classes you've taken and the rigor of your overall academic program. They want to see that you've sought out challenging coursework - like honors, AP, or IB classes - and succeeded in them. They also consider other parts of your profile like extracurriculars, essays, and letters of recommendation.

So while GPA is an important part of your application, it's not the only thing Princeton considers. Working to maintain or slightly improve your GPA while also focusing on rounding out your application with strong extracurriculars, great letters of recommendation, and standout essays can also help strengthen your Princeton application. Good luck!

16 days ago

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