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3.2 GPA, what well-known schools can I get into?

ACTlikeSATACTlikeSAT Posts: 5Registered User New Member
edited December 2010 in What Are My Chances?
My freshmen and sophomore year gpas were poor (2.7, and 2.9) but my junior year was a (3.9).
My ACT is a 27.

I'm hoping that these factors might make me a good candidate, I've had 47 hours of volunteering at a hospital as well. I have no idea what schools I should apply too, I know realistically I have no chance at something where you need a 3.8 to get in but are there any prestigious schools I'd have a chance at?
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Replies to: 3.2 GPA, what well-known schools can I get into?

  • rodneyrodney Posts: 9,406Registered User Senior Member
    need more info; large v small, urban v rural v suburban, west, north, east, south? climate? AP's? honors?

    a 3.2 and a 27 will be fine for many, many places....
  • shauna2015shauna2015 Posts: 64Registered User Junior Member
    What is your cumulative and weighted GPA? Any hooks? I need those things we refer to as STATS.
  • ACTlikeSATACTlikeSAT Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    I'd prefer...
    a large school to a medium sized. (at least 2,000 people), urban or suburban.
    Somewhere either in the West or the Northeast.

    I just want somewhere that people will recognize the name when I say it. I know I can't be too choosy with my stats but a good school is what I'm hoping to find.

    3.2 cumulative gpa (we don't do unweighted/weighted). I think my hook is that I turned around my grades for junior year and I know I have strong recs.
  • cendrillioncendrillion Posts: 137Registered User Junior Member
    OU. Great school, will get you lots of jobs when you graduate. Great undergrad name, I'm sure you can get in! Good luck!
  • AnalginAnalgin Posts: 512Registered User Member
    Check out your state school. I bet we all heard of it.
  • 2college2college2college2college Posts: 1,523- Senior Member
    What do you want to study? What can your family pay per year?
  • ACTlikeSATACTlikeSAT Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    I'll check out OU! thanks!

    I'm undecided about what I want to study, and as long as the tuition isn't 40,000 per year it's all doable.
  • cendrillioncendrillion Posts: 137Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah, no problem!

    They're about 11,000 dollars out-of-state, less if you have any relatives that go there. It's very cheap.

    I'm not really sure why it's so easy to get into--it's a very good school with a good name, it's getting better each year.

    Personally, I'm not applying there because my dad lives about twenty minutes away, but I wish I could. A lot of people from my school in the top ten go there, so do people with 3.0 GPAs. It's a large school, in a good town. Oklahoma as a whole isn't the most fun state, but I've heard from many that the town is fun!

    It's like UT--same programs, just a little different. You can get a job most anywhere in the South, you have a lot of contacts.

    The whole Red River Rivalry thing is fun, too. I live in Texas, OU vs UT? It's one of the biggest football games of the year!
  • psilovethomaspsilovethomas Posts: 355Registered User Member
    Michigan State
  • rosyhoursrosyhours Posts: 236Registered User Junior Member
    try Syracuse University or Fordham University. Both are very well-known in the Northeast. Also I wouldn't cross a school off the list just because its tuition is high. A lot of those expensive schools give fantastic financial aid (where cheaper public schools can't afford to give much aid..)

    check out this list for more ideas:
    A+ Options for B Students: National Universities - Best Colleges - Education - US News
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