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M.B.A. Admissions Tip: Always Go for an Easy 'A' - WSJ.com"Experts take high performance as evidence of high ability" but don't consider how easy it is to achieve that performance, wrote researchers...
In other words, an applicant with a 3.6 GPA might wow the admissions office, even if the average student in that person's graduating class finished with a 3.7. The applicant who managed a 3.4 in a class whose average hovered closer to 3.2, however, might not make the cut.