<p>Is your GPA really that important when you apply for jobs and stuff? I'm going to a really small liberal arts college where the average gpa is 2.7. There are actually certain proffs here who never score you above a 75 (my friend stopped taking physics b/c her dean said the proff thinks that if you get above a 60 in her class you should major). When I talk to my proffs they're all like...well grades aren't really that important. Is this true?</p>

<p>Depends on your field and if there's competition for a job.</p>

<p>In my experience (in talking with my dad and his co-workers [he's a lawyer] and looking at the profiles of lawyers on certain legal documents), GPA matters in the undergraduate studies because it places you in certain graduate schools. Aside from that, high GPAs lead to awards and commendations (Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude, etc.) that do show up on job applications and follow you into your profession (in law, for example).</p>

<p>GPA will likely be less important than you think. And what school you went to will also likely be less important than you think. At the company where I work (here in Iowa), the top schools they hire from are Iowa State, University of Iowa, and North Dakota State. University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) is a distant 4th or 5th. The top 10 are rounded out by other Midwestern state schools and a public Wyoming school. The percentage of alumni of Stanford, Ivy League schools, Hopkins, Rice, Duke, etc. is so negligible as to miss the list.</p>

<p>What is alumni?</p>

<p>Like people who went there and staff and faculty. Or atleast that's what I think it is.</p>