GPA --> Class rank calculation

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GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:35 am

Math geniuses on the board, please help me calculate my approximate class rank.

Assume 3.2 curve, 3.766 is 10%, and I have a 3.64.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:47 pm

Does this breakdown help in figuring out an approx. rank? GPA = 3.85. Oh, btw, it looks like the curve is actually a 3.4 and not a 3.3, but I am no stats guy, that's for sure. Thanks.

A At least 5% and less than or equal to 15% 4.0
A- At least 20% minus (% given A) and less than or equal to 40% minus (% given A) 3.7
B+ At least 50% minus (% given A or A-) and less than or equal to 75% minus (% given A or A-) 3.4
B % Discretionary. 3.0
B- % Discretionary. 2.7
C % Discretionary. C or D grades are capped at a total of 5% for first-year courses. 2.0
D % Discretionary. This grade indicates that the level of performance is below that which on average is required for the award of the degree. C or D grades are capped at a total of 5% for first-year courses. 1.0
E % Discretionary. No credit. This grade indicates unsatisfactory performance and no credit is given for the course. 0.0

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby megaTTTron » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:58 pm

Dude you have been trying so hard to find someone to help you out. This is a bump in the name of your cause.

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:05 pm

megaTTTron wrote:Dude you have been trying so hard to find someone to help you out. This is a bump in the name of your cause.



Haha, well at least I wasn't the one that started the thread.....does that make it any better? :wink:

On a related note, I am even MORE anxious to get some kind of idea of my % rank b/c I was told that I will not get this rank, under any circumstances, until the end of the year.....sucks for a transfer to not even have an idea of where you stand.

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby megaTTTron » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:Dude you have been trying so hard to find someone to help you out. This is a bump in the name of your cause.



Haha, well at least I wasn't the one that started the thread.....does that make it any better? :wink:

On a related note, I am even MORE anxious to get some kind of idea of my % rank b/c I was told that I will not get this rank, under any circumstances, until the end of the year.....sucks for a transfer to not even have an idea of where you stand.


Why can't you just guesstemate based on what your GPA is and last years 1L or 2L breakdown is?

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Wavelet » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:56 pm

To the OP: Top 16%.

To the second poster: I need another data point besides the median (be it top 10%, top 1/3, whatever).

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby megaTTTron » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:32 pm

Wavelet wrote:To the OP: Top 16%.

To the second poster: I need another data point besides the median (be it top 10%, top 1/3, whatever).


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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:57 pm

Wavelet wrote:To the OP: Top 16%.


Thank you, Wavelet.

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:47 am

Wavelet wrote:To the OP: Top 16%.

To the second poster: I need another data point besides the median (be it top 10%, top 1/3, whatever).


Yeah they won't give it to me.....they are very secretive about grades here. Thanks for the attempt though, I appreciate it.

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby ziggysmarley » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:01 am

Look up your law school on http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ You might be able to find another data point, since the school might report the Order of the Coif cut off, honors cut offs, etc.

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:49 pm

ziggysmarley wrote:Look up your law school on http://www.nalplawschoolsonline.org/ You might be able to find another data point, since the school might report the Order of the Coif cut off, honors cut offs, etc.


Thanks for the idea but no luck there either. It just says "see website grading policy..." It didn't even list the usual GPA for Order of the Coif or anything like that. :cry:

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:05 pm

Assuming a normal distribution (which there probably isn't) it's top 16%.

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:01 pm

megaTTTron wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:Dude you have been trying so hard to find someone to help you out. This is a bump in the name of your cause.



Haha, well at least I wasn't the one that started the thread.....does that make it any better? :wink:

On a related note, I am even MORE anxious to get some kind of idea of my % rank b/c I was told that I will not get this rank, under any circumstances, until the end of the year.....sucks for a transfer to not even have an idea of where you stand.


Why can't you just guesstemate based on what your GPA is and last years 1L or 2L breakdown is?


So, what I'm getting from everyone is that it is impossible to know. What about possible bands?

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:05 pm

Math People: Help very much appreciated:

1st Semester GPA: 3.95
Top 20% 3.56
Median 3.25

Thanks!

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby lpecan » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:15 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Math People: Help very much appreciated:

1st Semester GPA: 3.95
Top 20% 3.56
Median 3.25

Thanks!


Hard to be sure near the top of a law curve, but around top 3%.

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:37 pm

lpecan wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Math People: Help very much appreciated:

1st Semester GPA: 3.95
Top 20% 3.56
Median 3.25

Thanks!


Hard to be sure near the top of a law curve, but around top 3%.


Thanks!

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby 20130312 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:59 pm

Not sure why this is in the legal employment forum.

Anyway... see this: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157992

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:29 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Not sure why this is in the legal employment forum.

Anyway... see this: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157992


Because who gives a fuck about about GPA other than how it affects your employment.

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:18 pm

3.593 at UVA -boned?

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby 20130312 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:21 pm

Sweet necro for a silly question.

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Re: GPA --> Class rank calculation

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:3.593 at UVA -boned?


...boned? That's good enough to get basically any (and maybe actually any) firm job in the country, and good enough for most other types of jobs.

It's probably around top 15% or so of the class. 3.65 is the back of the envelope for top 10%.




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