GPA versus School

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Irvine2000
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GPA versus School

Postby Irvine2000 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:13 pm

Does anyone know how much schools take the school you graduate from into account when considering your GPA?
For example, how would they view a 3.2 GPA from Stanford to a 3.8 GPA from a community college.
(Do you know this from experience, from a creditable source, or just a hunch?)

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Re: GPA versus School

Postby stillwater » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:15 pm

Irvine2000 wrote:Does anyone know how much schools take the school you graduate from into account when considering your GPA?
For example, how would they view a 3.2 GPA from Stanford to a 3.8 GPA from a community college.
(Do you know this from experience, from a creditable source, or just a hunch?)


like none at all. slight bump for real presTTTigious doodz from HYP.

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Re: GPA versus School

Postby Irvine2000 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:18 pm

stillwater wrote:
Irvine2000 wrote:Does anyone know how much schools take the school you graduate from into account when considering your GPA?
For example, how would they view a 3.2 GPA from Stanford to a 3.8 GPA from a community college.
(Do you know this from experience, from a creditable source, or just a hunch?)


like none at all. slight bump for real presTTTigious doodz from HYP.


Do you know this from experience or just a guess?

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stillwater
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Re: GPA versus School

Postby stillwater » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:20 pm

Irvine2000 wrote:
stillwater wrote:
Irvine2000 wrote:Does anyone know how much schools take the school you graduate from into account when considering your GPA?
For example, how would they view a 3.2 GPA from Stanford to a 3.8 GPA from a community college.
(Do you know this from experience, from a creditable source, or just a hunch?)


like none at all. slight bump for real presTTTigious doodz from HYP.


Do you know this from experience or just a guess?


i know this from being inside the game bro.

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Re: GPA versus School

Postby brotherdarkness » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:33 pm

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Re: GPA versus School

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:54 pm

Irvine2000 wrote:
stillwater wrote:
Irvine2000 wrote:Does anyone know how much schools take the school you graduate from into account when considering your GPA?
For example, how would they view a 3.2 GPA from Stanford to a 3.8 GPA from a community college.
(Do you know this from experience, from a creditable source, or just a hunch?)


like none at all. slight bump for real presTTTigious doodz from HYP.


Do you know this from experience or just a guess?

Evidence from http://lawschoolnumbers.com/, and from the experience of basically everyone here who's gone through the law school application process. The very tip-top schools may provide some slight boost, but if you want to start comparing different schools, then you have to start comparing different majors (how does a 3.2 in engineering compare to a 3.9 in sociology?), and it all becomes mayhem and chaos. So schools don't bother. Besides, when they report GPAs to USNWR, they're all weighted the same, regardless of where they come from. So schools have little incentive to take the graduating school into account.

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Re: GPA versus School

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:55 pm

I don't even know why a school like Harvard would get a "bump" anyway. They're already getting a bump:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/12/3/grade-inflation-mode-a/

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Re: GPA versus School

Postby bombaysippin » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:57 pm

lawschool22 wrote:I don't even know why a school like Harvard would get a "bump" anyway. They're already getting a bump:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/12/3/grade-inflation-mode-a/


+1

It was all over the news before too

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Re: GPA versus School

Postby Nova » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:00 pm

Irvine2000 wrote: a creditable source,




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Re: GPA versus School

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:01 pm

Nova wrote:
Irvine2000 wrote:Does anyone know how much schools take the school you graduate from into account when considering your GPA?

generally they dont

Irvine2000 wrote: a creditable source,




Kurst wrote:Does your undergrad school matter? Can it help an applicant?
Does your undergraduate institution matter?
Importance of undergrade prestige for T14?
3.0 from Dartmouth versus 3.0 from state school
Non-elite UG: a T-6 killer?
Any T14 students here started at community college for UG?
Do T14's look down on community colleges?
It doesn't matter where you went for UG!
What Undergraduate School should I pick to help my LS Admiss
Should I Transfer Undergraduate Schools?
High numbers, low undergrad prestigue
Does the undergraduate school matter?
Undergraduate Advice
How much does your undergraduate Institution Matter?
How important is undergrad prestige?
Why is it that UG institution is irrelevant?
Does Undergraduate School Matter?
to what degree does undergraduate institution matter at HYS?
does undergrad matter at all?
Do law schools really care what school you attended for UG?
How much does UG matter?
College Freshman looking at Law School
178 LSAT, 3.93 GPA - Does UG really matter?
Importance of Undergrad Institution
Unknown Undergraduate Institution
Weight of UG institution in LS+ Big Law
UG MATTERS! Don't believe the hype
Will undergrad prestige matter?
Does undergraduate school matter?
Does where you went Undergraduate matter?
does your undergrad university prestige matter?
How much does undergrad school matter?
Does your undergraduate school matter?
Does Undergraduate School Matter?
Does the Undergrad School you graduate from matter?
Does school matter?
Undergrad Prestige
snob appeal of your undergraduate institution
Question about GPA major and school prestige
Is UG prestige a factor in the admission process?
OS Updates: Yes, Virginia, Undergraduate Schools Matter.
How much does where you went to undergrad matter?
Why does quality of undergrad matter so little?
How much does where you did undergrad matter?
How much does what undergrad school you attend matter?
Undergrad doesn't matter! (unless it's a good one)
Does undergrad matter
Quality of undergrad institution does matter!
Does undergrad matter?
Undergrad doesnt matter? WSJ disagrees.
Name of Undergrad School Matter in Applying?
How much weight is given to your undergrad college?
Importance of Undergraduate University??
Does it matter where you do your UG studies for T14 schools?
Does quality of undergrad make a significant difference?
Does UG Really Not Matter?
How much does where you went for UG factor in?


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Re: GPA versus School

Postby nabadgelyo » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:07 pm

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Re: GPA versus School

Postby TigerDude » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:10 pm

The LSAT GPA report the schools get show the average GPAs from that school for applicants. So theoretically the adcoms can see how you fit versus others from your school.

There seems to be hardly any impact from different majors, and that would matter more than undergrad institution to how hard a time you had it in UG.

That said, USNews doesn't care, so outside of the very few schools who can afford to not care either it probably is a very minimal impact.

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Re: GPA versus School

Postby midwest17 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:41 am

Irvine2000 wrote:Does anyone know how much schools take the school you graduate from into account when considering your GPA?
For example, how would they view a 3.2 GPA from Stanford to a 3.8 GPA from a community college.
(Do you know this from experience, from a creditable source, or just a hunch?)


3.2 from Stanford is definitely equal to a 3.8 from a community college. I know this from experience, a credible source, and a hunch.

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Re: GPA versus School

Postby phillywc » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:56 pm

midwest17 wrote:
Irvine2000 wrote:Does anyone know how much schools take the school you graduate from into account when considering your GPA?
For example, how would they view a 3.2 GPA from Stanford to a 3.8 GPA from a community college.
(Do you know this from experience, from a creditable source, or just a hunch?)


3.2 from Stanford is definitely equal to a 3.8 from a community college. I know this from experience, a credible source, and a hunch.

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