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What GPA do I need to be competitive at Northeastern?

Junior year's hitting me hard, and I'm updating my college list. Just curious, what's a competitive GPA for Northeastern? I've taken lots of APs and honors but my GPA’s at a 4.2W. Is that enough or should I focus on bumping it up this year?

8 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're taking a rigorous course load with APs and honors classes—that's something Northeastern certainly looks at. For competitive schools like Northeastern, students typically have a weighted GPA that's above a 4.0, so you're in a solid range. If you're hovering around a 4.2W, that's quite competitive, as Northeastern's average admitted student GPA has been reported around that mark in past years.

However, if you have the bandwidth to improve it without stretching yourself too thin, it never hurts to aim a bit higher, especially since grade trends are also considered, and an upward trend can be a positive signal to admissions officers. Just make sure to balance your time effectively between achieving good grades, participating in extracurricular activities, and maintaining your wellbeing. Remember, it's your entire application that will be evaluated, so all aspects—including your essays and recommendations—will contribute to your competitiveness. Keep up the good work and best of luck with your junior year!

8 months ago

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