AssumptionRequired wrote:SportsFan wrote:From what I've seen, I think the grade distributions and pre-select system both combine to really hurt UVA. ITE, IMO they could still have really strong placement numbers with one of those things, but both? No way. Do you know how many OCI interviews people get? Career services at Penn told us the average is 15-18.
What do you mean grade distribution? There is a 3.3 curve....just like most places.
Something about how UVA's curve is a bit flatter, so there are more bad grades. FWIW, I don't buy this at all. There's like 5-10 total C+s/Cs given for all of the 1L classes. Sure, it's a killer to get one, but if you are getting a C+ or C, I'm guessing your other grades are pretty poor. This also allows the professor to give slightly more As/A-s, which correspondingly helps some folks squeak above median.
Also, I feel like half the people ITT are 1Ls
For OGI back in summer of 2011 (c/o 2013), the average number of interviews was 16.4, with 70% of students having 15 or more.