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Big universities with a GPA around 3.4?

jrlcc2019jrlcc2019 Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
I know they’re hard to find but does anyone know of any large universities with sports teams (preferably D1), greek life, big school spirit etc. with around a 3.4 GPA for admission?
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Replies to: Big universities with a GPA around 3.4?

  • privatebankerprivatebanker Registered User Posts: 4,954 Senior Member
    There’s plenty. More than you would think and especially your own state. But scores essays finances and major are huge ingredients
  • me29034me29034 Registered User Posts: 1,710 Senior Member
    Lots of large publics will take kids with that GPA
  • SC AnteaterSC Anteater Registered User Posts: 371 Member
    What state are you in?
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 15,591 Senior Member
    Is the 3.4 unweighted?
  • ZweikinderZweikinder Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
    University of Iowa!
  • jrlcc2019jrlcc2019 Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
    I’m in New Jersey, the only one here that I know of is Rutgers. I’m looking more out of state though.
  • jrlcc2019jrlcc2019 Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
    Yes UW my school doesn’t calculate weighted
  • TTGTTG Registered User Posts: 1,674 Senior Member
    A lot would depend on whether or not that GPA is unweighted, the classes you are taking (how rigorous), test scores, ECs, essays, etc.

    A lot of state flagships would probably be in play--not UNC, UVA, UGA, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, UCs, and a few others--but many of the rest might be. Any preference for a particular part of the country?

    Here's one funny thought (for an NJ student): University of Kanas. I'm going in a few weeks. Lawrence gets very high marks as a fun college town with a high-tech vibe, and lots of diverse restaurants. I saw one ranking that had it as THE BEST college town. You also get big-time sports and a major research university.

    University of Missouri is another one. In terms of admissions/applications/funding, it's taken a beating over the last couple of years because of some political controversies, but still a major research university with everything you want, and some pretty reasonable weather. Do check to see how your areas of interest are staffed up. They have had budget cuts there, though I would expect things to move back to normal.

    If you think the West might be nice, you could check the University of Utah and University of Colorado and/or Colorado State. CSU is in Fort Collins, a very beautiful town, sports aren't big, big time, but are D1.

    Iowa and Nebraska might work if Midwest appeals. They are actually both in urban locations, so there are things to do around campus, sports and otherwise. Maybe Michigan State too.

    You might also consider Kentucky or Tennessee, if that part of the country appeals. Or maybe South Carolina--beautiful campus.

    Really, if you can pay OOS, there are lots of great possibilities where you can get an outstanding education and do all the college things you want to do. Good luck!
  • moooopmoooop Registered User Posts: 2,208 Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    Nebraska. Kansas, Kansas state, West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Colorado, Iowa State. Texas Tech. South Florida, Central Florida, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Louisiana State, Arkansas.
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 24,504 Forum Champion
    edited April 2018
    Good ideas above. Also look into Arizona State and University of Arizona.
  • aec611aec611 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Indiana - becoming increasingly popular with kids from NJ and NY.
  • sensation723sensation723 Registered User Posts: 542 Member
    You won't get any merit but you might get accepted to university of Alabama
  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids Forum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,900 Forum Champion
    Alabama

    What are your parents saying about paying full price at an OOS school?
  • privatebankerprivatebanker Registered User Posts: 4,954 Senior Member
    edited April 2018
  • artloversplusartloversplus Registered User Posts: 8,607 Senior Member
    edited April 2018
    Utah, Wyoming, Montana, The Dakotas, Connecticut, Rhode Island, SUNY (many campuses), CUNY, CCNY, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Hawaii... Almost all big state flags, except the ones mentioned in #8 above. Merit, that is another matter.
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