Difference between a 3.59 and 3.6?

<p>Please help me out here!
Do colleges really see a significant difference?</p>

<p>They see a difference of .01.</p>

<p>If there is an applicant with the same exact test scores as you and just as good of EC's, essays, and teacher recommendations that .01 will make a difference for admissions. Try arguing with a teacher about the difference between 89.4% and 89.5%. That B+ was the bane of my existence throughout junior year.</p>

<p>I honestly think that it really isn't that big of a difference, and I applicants don't compete with each other 1 on 1 for admissions. Both applicants would probably have the same fate if they were from the same school.</p>

<p>There's a difference, yes... but not a significant difference at all.</p>

<p>^ "Both applicants would probably have the same fate" - This is completely false! GPA is only ONE component of an applicant. Rank and rigor are far more important, in addition to essays, recs, test scores and ECs.</p>

<p>it matters to your class rank</p>

<p>are you guys really serious? there is NO WAY a .01 diff matters in admissions.....especially in smaller schools who use holistic admissions and look at every grade in every class...even in stats driven schools this wouldn't matter......</p>

<p>the OP just asked about the diff between the two: didn't ask if the two GPA's were from the same school, made a diff in rank etc.....if that is what he/she wants to ask, maybe they will come back and clarify....</p>

<p>what if you have a 3.6 and i have a 3.59. Should we be the same rank?</p>

<p>@Veggieburger: I was saying if everything was literally the same between two people, which doesn't happen, and their GPA's differed by only .01, the would probably have the same fate in admissions.</p>

<p>A 3.6 looks more aesthetically pleasing then a 3.59. A 3.59 is a dis-organized and ugly number.</p>

<p>I am sure colleges think the same as me.</p>

<p>^I'm guessing that's sarcasm?</p>

<p>Its the difference between Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude at Virginia Tech</p>

<p>^^ Your right about that.</p>

<p>^ And that too.</p>

<p>They will see a very insignificant difference of .01 (I actually did not do the calculation myself, I am just using what hahalolk posted on post #2).</p>

<p>
[quote]
A 3.6 looks more aesthetically pleasing then a 3.59. A 3.59 is a dis-organized and ugly number.

[/quote]
</p>

<p>I agree. If you think mathematically, there is nearly no difference. But, just by glancing at the two numbers, 3.6 seems much more "appealing".</p>