Helmholtz wrote:Anonymous User wrote:3.35 isn't really the median at cornell anymore. now, professors can grade in the range of 3.3-3.5. Given that the top 10% this year is a 3.81 when in past years it has been anywhere from a 3.67-3.73 after one semester, it is probably fair to assume that the Median this year is above 3.4 and maybe closer to 3.45
dear god that is insane
Changing the way that GPAs are done seems like a terrific way to fuck up bidding strategy for students who are trying to extrapolate from historical data. And it also seems like it would leave employers in a bit of tough spot because how do you get any idea of where the student you're interviewing places in his class? Talk about unpredictability.
The 10% cutoff is the only one we get as well. Judging by last semesters seeming top 30 cutoff I'd still put median closer to a 3.35. 3.45 is definitely way too high.