Answered by Tom, Hiring Expert at VF Corporation, on Friday, September 15, 2017
I would tend to say the GPA because how would I know how rigorous your class schedule was? Your question assumes that the employer knows more than they likely do about your chosen major and associated curriculum. What is generally more important to employers is what you've done outside of the classroom vs. in it. Someone who has a "perfect" GPA but has never done an internship / co-op, has never had a summer / part-time job, has never participated in a volunteer / community event, has never participated in some other extracurricular activity is not nearly as interesting as someone who has all those things, but a lesser GPA.