Im going to go the opposite here - all these people saying 3.5 and above are being a little unrealistic, or go to some bullshit school. If you leave a reputable engineering school with a 3.0, you did well for yourself.
Average graduating GPA for an Aerospace Engineer from Iowa State University is 2.5 - With their program being ranked #6 in the nation. Your not coming out of there with a 3.5, it's not happening - if it does, you were not involved in extra curricular activities, took no leadership roles, and most likely have the social skills of an infant. All things that rival a good GPA - the key is balance, if your GPA is lower, you need to supplement with leadership roles, extra curricular activities, and strong people skills.
Now I would love to hear from all of you about how you got above a 3.5 - have great sociable skills, got the job you always dreamed of, etc.... Because in the end, your still bragging on an internet forum full of 14 year old ski bums.
your just lucky your not me. i forget what i'm talking about mid sentence..... it's entertaining... - bombin_baker*