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Grade pointless? Most colleges don't care about GPAs

9:19 PM, Feb. 27, 2013
Close-up of school report and pen
Close-up of school report and pen
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Parents and high school students are fascinated by the grade point average and what it means in college admissions, but the truth is a number of colleges and universities are not all that interested.

Admissions officers at some of the nation's most selective colleges, who are now sending acceptance letters for their fall freshman classes, say they barely look at an applicant's GPA.

"It's meaningless," says Greg Roberts, admissions dean at the University of Virginia, ranked as the top public university in this year's 150 Best Value Colleges, published by The Princeton Review and based on ...

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