A grade of 87 percent is 3.3 on a 4.0 grading scale. This typically corresponds to the letter grade B+. The 4.0 grading scale is standard among most colleges and high schools in the United States.
Students with certain grade point averages (GPAs) can earn honors with their degrees. The specific requirements can vary by school, but the general requirements can include:
- Cum laude, which is Latin for "with praise," and is given to students with GPAs of 3.5-3.7.
- Magna cum laude, which is Latin for "with great praise," and is given to students with GPAs between 3.8 and 3.9.
- The highest honor is summa cum laude, which is Latin for "with highest praise." This can be given to students who receive a 4.0 GPA.