A 85 percent grade is a solid B letter grade. A letter grade B means good or above average performance in a class or on a test. Any percentage score in the 83-86.9 range is a B on the grade scale table.
All information presented on this page is valid for any grade between a 85 and 86, for example 85.25, 85.3, 85.75, 85.9 etc. They all convert to a B and 3.0 GPA.
Aside from 85 out of 100, there are numerous ways students can end up with 85% grades. Here are scales for common number of test questions that can lead to a 85 grade.
Earning test and assignment grades in the 85% range places you on a good path towards getting into college. Check out the full discussion on 3.0 GPA to compare your grades, or jump right to the list of colleges you can start thinking about.
Reference table of the percentage grade scale with letter grade and unweighted GPA point equivalents. This grade scale is used my most U.S. middle schools, high schools and colleges.