What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

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Which would be worse to have?

3.99
58
72%
179
23
28%
 
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What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby Fresh » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:14 am

Of course neither is really bad, but which would you rather not have?

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby ATR » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:15 am

Ah, the eternal question.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:20 am

3.99. In a 4.0 system you have to be perfect to get a 4.0

You can be not perfect and score a 180.

Besides, if you get a 3.99, that's maybe 4 years of work down the drain (relatively speaking), and you will think about it for the rest of your life. If you get a 179, it will bother you anywhere from 1 month to 8 months (if you take in feb. and get admitted in Nov).

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby blsingindisguise » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:22 am

This is a bizarre way of asking which you'd rather have.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:23 am

Bad question because perfect gpa is well above a 3.99 (something like a 4.3?).

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:27 am

A 3.99 at Harvard is most likely rarer than a 179, since only 6 people have gotten a 4.0 since 1982. The most recent 4.0 grad ended up at Pepperdine Law.

http://law.pepperdine.edu/pepperdinelaw ... tudent.htm
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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:29 am

im_blue wrote:A 3.99 at Harvard is most likely rarer than a 179, since only 6 people have gotten a 4.0 since 1982. The most recent 4.0 grad ended up at Pepperdine Law.

http://law.pepperdine.edu/pepperdinelaw ... tudent.htm
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What made her go from dreaming of Harvard and Stanford since the 2nd grade to having Pepperdine as her #1 choice?

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby ATR » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:30 am

im_blue wrote:A 3.99 at Harvard is most likely rarer than a 179, since only 6 people have gotten a 4.0 since 1982. The most recent 4.0 grad ended up at Pepperdine Law.

http://law.pepperdine.edu/pepperdinelaw ... tudent.htm
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Dude, you have a link for everything.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:31 am

whymeohgodno wrote:
im_blue wrote:A 3.99 at Harvard is most likely rarer than a 179, since only 6 people have gotten a 4.0 since 1982. The most recent 4.0 grad ended up at Pepperdine Law.

http://law.pepperdine.edu/pepperdinelaw ... tudent.htm
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What made her go from dreaming of Harvard and Stanford since the 2nd grade to having Pepperdine as her #1 choice?

"I had been hesitant to pursue the law for fear of the moral implications, but I felt comfortable that a legal education on a Christian campus would be morally and ethically sound," says Lane.

:shock:

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby The Gentleman » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:31 am

In some ways, a 3.99 is actually preferable to a 4.00. I've been on a couple of job interviews where employers have reacted negatively to my 4.0 GPA. I think they assumed someone with straight A's must have a serious character flaw or some drawback that's not immediately apparent.

Also, a 3.99 shows that you were challenged at some point in your college career which, IMHO, is a good thing.

So I would rather have a 3.99/180 than a 4.00/179

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby 09042014 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:32 am

blsingindisguise wrote:This is a bizarre way of asking which you'd rather have.


No that is an easy question. 179>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>3.99

But 180-179 v. 4.0-3.99 is a different story.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:32 am

im_blue wrote:
whymeohgodno wrote:
im_blue wrote:A 3.99 at Harvard is most likely rarer than a 179, since only 6 people have gotten a 4.0 since 1982. The most recent 4.0 grad ended up at Pepperdine Law.

http://law.pepperdine.edu/pepperdinelaw ... tudent.htm
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What made her go from dreaming of Harvard and Stanford since the 2nd grade to having Pepperdine as her #1 choice?

"I had been hesitant to pursue the law for fear of the moral implications, but I felt comfortable that a legal education on a Christian campus would be morally and ethically sound," says Lane. :shock:


That is so lulzy.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:33 am

The Gentleman wrote:In some ways, a 3.99 is actually preferable to a 4.00. I've been on a couple of job interviews where employers have reacted negatively to my 4.0 GPA. I think they assumed someone with straight A's must have a serious character flaw or some drawback that's not immediately apparent.

Also, a 3.99 shows that you were challenged at some point in your college career which, IMHO, is a good thing.

So I would rather have a 3.99/180 than a 4.00/179


Also 180 gives you bragging rights over 99.99% of TLS. How awesome is that.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:36 am

whymeohgodno wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:In some ways, a 3.99 is actually preferable to a 4.00. I've been on a couple of job interviews where employers have reacted negatively to my 4.0 GPA. I think they assumed someone with straight A's must have a serious character flaw or some drawback that's not immediately apparent.

Also, a 3.99 shows that you were challenged at some point in your college career which, IMHO, is a good thing.

So I would rather have a 3.99/180 than a 4.00/179


Also 180 gives you bragging rights over 99.99% of TLS. How awesome is that.


Ummm, you don't need much to have bragging rights over 99.99% of TLS.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:38 am

The Gentleman wrote:In some ways, a 3.99 is actually preferable to a 4.00. I've been on a couple of job interviews where employers have reacted negatively to my 4.0 GPA. I think they assumed someone with straight A's must have a serious character flaw or some drawback that's not immediately apparent.


If employers reacted negatively to you past 2-3 minutes into the interview, it isn't the 4.0's problem. If you are likable and interview well, you should be able to charm your interviewers into liking whatever your resume says. That's the point of the interview: finding out what your character is like.
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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby The Gentleman » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:39 am

r6_philly wrote:Ummm, you don't need much to have bragging rights over 99.99% of TLS.


Saying that you got some action would probably be sufficient to claim those rights.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:39 am

The Gentleman wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Ummm, you don't need much to have bragging rights over 99.99% of TLS.


Saying that you got some action would probably be sufficient to claim those rights.


I have kids. I win.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby The Stig » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:39 am

" I had worked at Blockbuster for the previous four summers and it was a job I loved, so I decided to return to my job at Blockbuster while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do."

wow...4.0 from harvard....working at blockbuster after graduation.....now I see why some people say they had their best years during college hahaha

i'd say a 3.99 is worse, as it is one flaw out of 4 years of work, rather than one wrong question out of 4 hours (not mentioning the prep)

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:40 am

r6_philly wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Ummm, you don't need much to have bragging rights over 99.99% of TLS.


Saying that you got some action would probably be sufficient to claim those rights.


I have kids. I win.

So you're saying you've had some at least twice? :roll:

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby whymeohgodno » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:41 am

im_blue wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
The Gentleman wrote:
r6_philly wrote:Ummm, you don't need much to have bragging rights over 99.99% of TLS.


Saying that you got some action would probably be sufficient to claim those rights.


I have kids. I win.

So you're saying you've had some at least twice? :roll:


He could have adopted them for all we know.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:42 am

The Stig wrote:" I had worked at Blockbuster for the previous four summers and it was a job I loved, so I decided to return to my job at Blockbuster while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do."

wow...4.0 from harvard....working at blockbuster after graduation.....now I see why some people say they had their best years during college hahaha

i'd say a 3.99 is worse, as it is one flaw out of 4 years of work, rather than one wrong question out of 4 hours (not mentioning the prep)


4 years at H didn't help her figure out what she wants to do even though she mastered everything she was taught ... I don't know what to take away from this.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby im_blue » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:42 am

r6_philly wrote:
The Stig wrote:" I had worked at Blockbuster for the previous four summers and it was a job I loved, so I decided to return to my job at Blockbuster while I tried to figure out what I wanted to do."

wow...4.0 from harvard....working at blockbuster after graduation.....now I see why some people say they had their best years during college hahaha

i'd say a 3.99 is worse, as it is one flaw out of 4 years of work, rather than one wrong question out of 4 hours (not mentioning the prep)


4 years at H didn't help her figure out what she wants to do even though she mastered everything she was taught ... I don't know what to take away from this.

She eventually figured out the answer: Pepperdine Law.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:43 am

im_blue wrote:So you're saying you've had some at least twice? :roll:


That would make it perfect, 100%, success. That would be awesome.

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby r6_philly » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:44 am

im_blue wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
4 years at H didn't help her figure out what she wants to do even though she mastered everything she was taught ... I don't know what to take away from this.

She eventually figured out the answer: Pepperdine Law.


So working at Blockbuster is more productive for her life than getting an education at Harvard?

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Re: What's Worse a 3.99 or a 179

Postby 09042014 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:44 am

That reinforces everything I thought about harvard.
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