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# What is a 2.7 GPA?

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A 2.7 grade point average that is based on a 4.0 scale is equivalent to a letter grade of B- and a percentile range of 80 to 83 percent. Most colleges and many high schools use a 4.0 GPA system, although some use a 4.3 scale.

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GPAs are calculated by using a formula that translates a letter grade into a numerical score, which is then multiplied by the number of credits the class is worth. Additional weights are often added based on the difficulty of the course. Since not all schools use the same grading system and weights, GPAs are not standardized. Colleges often apply other variables to high school GPAs when reviewing GPAs for admission decisions.

## Related Questions

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A grade point average of 3.0 is equivalent to a letter grade of a B on a standard letter grading scale. The percent grade range equivalent to a B is 83 to 86. If someone has a grade point average of 3.0, his average grade is a B.

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A grade of 80 percent is equal to a Grade Point Average, or GPA, of 2.7 on a scale of 4.0. This typically translates to a letter grade of B-. The GPA is the standard scale used at most United States high schools and colleges.

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The highest possible grade point average on a 4.0 scale is a 4.0. While most schools use the 4.0 GPA, some schools use a Quality Point Average which weights advanced classes higher than a 4.0.