What is the average median GPA of most tier 1 schools?

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What is the average median GPA of most tier 1 schools?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:52 pm

I have a 3.2 cumu GPA at a t25-t30 school. I am trying to gauge how bad this is considering everyone seems to have 3.7+ on tls

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Re: What is the average median GPA of most tier 1 schools?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:01 pm

Most people on TLS are not at median or are at schools with massive grade inflation. However, to answer your questions at a school 14-20 where median is roughly 3.3.

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Re: What is the average median GPA of most tier 1 schools?

Postby registering » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:46 pm

T14s with letter grades and curves generally curve to a 3.3, give or take some. T20s vary a lot more. UCLA/Minnesota are around 3.0 while WUSTL apparently curves to a 3.55. Most schools will curve to a 3.3 though.

For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_l ... GPA_curves

That being said, most upper tier 1 schools do not release class rankings as public information, so employers are left guessing what median actually is. The curve doesn't match entirely with rankings, since even people who book classes might occasionally get a B or B+ in a different class.

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Re: What is the average median GPA of most tier 1 schools?

Postby lavarman84 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:19 am

The median at my T1 is around a 3.25.

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Re: What is the average median GPA of most tier 1 schools?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:34 pm

registering wrote:For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_l ... GPA_curves


I clicked a few of those source links, and all of them lead to 404 errors. Do not rely on that data.

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Re: What is the average median GPA of most tier 1 schools?

Postby Internetdan » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:55 pm

This is completely school dependent man, ask someone at your OCS where a 3.2 puts you.

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Re: What is the average median GPA of most tier 1 schools?

Postby KunAgnis » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:47 am

registering wrote:T14s with letter grades and curves generally curve to a 3.3, give or take some. T20s vary a lot more. UCLA/Minnesota are around 3.0 while WUSTL apparently curves to a 3.55. Most schools will curve to a 3.3 though.

For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_l ... GPA_curves

That being said, most upper tier 1 schools do not release class rankings as public information, so employers are left guessing what median actually is. The curve doesn't match entirely with rankings, since even people who book classes might occasionally get a B or B+ in a different class.


You are partially correct - WashU mandates a median for every class at a range from 3.49 to 3.55. So I would guess (even though many classes do curve to 3.55) that it's slightly lower. Also, to add on, I have heard that Northwestern curves similarly to WashU.

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Re: What is the average median GPA of most tier 1 schools?

Postby onionz » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:36 am

Also firms know what they are for each school. Not comparing your raw gpa to another school raw gpa.



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