3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby drmguy » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:41 am

I talked to the registrar, and the cutoffs won't be known for about 2 weeks.

Also, we will only know top 5% and top 20%.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby keg411 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:45 pm

drmguy wrote:I talked to the registrar, and the cutoffs won't be known for about 2 weeks.

Also, we will only know top 5% and top 20%.


Yeah, that's what they did last year. So they haven't changed the policy and those posters were not telling the truth. I'm guessing the cut-offs won't change all that much.

But keep in mind if you're on the border of one of the cut-offs, you should get a copy of your official transcript. Because according to the Spring e-mail I didn't get High Honors (5%), but when I ordered a copy of my transcript for one of my firm interviews, it turned out that I did get it (and I know a couple of other people who got Honors/Dean's List who had the same thing happen).

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby ellebee » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:51 pm

keg411 wrote:...according to the Spring e-mail I didn't get High Honors (5%), but when I ordered a copy of my transcript for one of my firm interviews, it turned out that I did get it (and I know a couple of other people who got Honors/Dean's List who had the same thing happen).


Wow, keg, that would really piss me off.

Also OP, ONE B won't kill you. All A's and a single B is more explainable than all A-'s. If you took the summer jump start I don't think they consider that in your ranked GPA, just an FYI.

good luck.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby johansantana21 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:09 pm

ellebee wrote:
keg411 wrote:...according to the Spring e-mail I didn't get High Honors (5%), but when I ordered a copy of my transcript for one of my firm interviews, it turned out that I did get it (and I know a couple of other people who got Honors/Dean's List who had the same thing happen).


Wow, keg, that would really piss me off.

Also OP, ONE B won't kill you. All A's and a single B is more explainable than all A-'s. If you took the summer jump start I don't think they consider that in your ranked GPA, just an FYI.

good luck.


All A- would make his GPA higher than a 3.61 so not sure what explaining he would have to do.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby Bramwell » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:40 pm

Don't give up. I got a B in torts last year at a TTT and transferred to CCN. I recommend that you use this opportunity to review the exam with your prof, and reflect on how to improve next semester.

Good luck!

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Re: 3.62 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby udonisandtrinity » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:16 am

Keg41 - I was misinformed. I think they will keep the A+ as a 4.33 which keeps the cut-offs to similar levels from prior years. But like someone else said, they break down the rankings to either top 5% or top 20%.
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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby udonisandtrinity » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:22 pm

Here are the cut-offs for RU CAMDEN:

Dean's Scholars: 4.279 to 3.901

Dean's List: 3.899 to 3.577



First Year High Honors: 4.000 to 3.798

First Year Honors: 3.763 to 3.400
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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby TempleU555555 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:25 pm

Oh, Rowan Law School...

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby drmguy » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:27 pm

I'm confused, I have a 3.764

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby udonisandtrinity » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:32 pm

Drmguy -

I think the percentages are based off on the First Year Honor stats, not Dean's Scholar/List. So it means you probably are within the top 10% of the class.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby udonisandtrinity » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:50 pm

whoops sorry. maybe you are in the top 5%.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby keg411 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:27 pm

First Year High Honors for 1L's = Top 5% of the 1L class.
Dean's Scholar/Dean's List are for the entire school and tend to be higher because the curve inflates.

Also, check your transcripts if you are over a 3.7 for a semester, because sometimes they give you High Honors even if the e-mails say otherwise (this happened to me last Spring; also do the same thing if your close to the regular Honors/Dean's List cut-offs). And if you took summer contracts, it doesn't count in the honors calculation; so you would get honors based only on your semester GPA minus your summer grade.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby drmguy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:41 pm

Correction just sent out:

First Year High Honors: 4.000 - 3.763
First Year Honors: 3.717 - 3.400

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby udonisandtrinity » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:55 pm

Congrats Drmguy!
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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby crossarmant » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:59 pm

udonisandtrinity wrote:Congrats Drmguy!

So that means the person(s) with a 3.717 is the first person outside of 5%? Would you happen to know who I can ask to figure out if I fall within the top 15%, 10%?


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157992

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby drmguy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:12 pm

udonisandtrinity wrote:Congrats Drmguy!

So that means the person(s) with a 3.717 is the first person outside of 5%? Would you happen to know who I can ask to figure out if I fall within the top 15%, 10%?


Thanks!

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udonisandtrinity wrote:Congrats Drmguy!

So that means the person(s) with a 3.717 is the first person outside of 5%? Would you happen to know who I can ask to figure out if I fall within the top 15%, 10%?


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157992


I was under the impression that you need a median to ascertain rank that way. As you know we don't have an official median.

Also, our school deliberately provides data points that are most likely not perfect so rank can never been determined.

Example-If 4.9% of students had 3.8+ and 10% had a 3.7 the high honors would most likely be 3.7.

In conclusion, you could determine an very rough approximate rank range for your own use but providing it to employers might not be a good idea.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby udonisandtrinity » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:37 pm

Do other schools separate honors and distinctions for full-time students from part-time?
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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby drmguy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:41 pm

udonisandtrinity wrote:Anyone know how many full-time students there are?

Part-Time Day/Evening students can have better GPA's, but many schools don't allow transfers for part-time students. But we're still competing with part-time students. Do the admissions committee take this into account? Do other schools separate honors and distinctions for full-time students from part-time?


I don't know how many combine, but personally I think combining the two is a load of crap. The only other ASW I went to did not combine them.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby crossarmant » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:12 pm

We don't have a firm median, but it gives you a range of about 3% more or less. If you input numbers into the spreadsheet for anywhere between a 3.0-3.1 you get at least an idea. Either ways, when it comes to transferring, the school sends out a specific letter explaining their grading/ranking policies.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby bmic » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:29 pm

I went to Rutgers-Newark, so I assume it's similar (but I'm not totally sure). I finished 1L with a 3.58 (including a B in Torts). I sent transfer applications to UConn, BU, and BC. I was accepted by UConn and BU. I accepted BU's offer before BC decided.So I think you could definitely get into the T25.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby TTRansfer » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:04 pm

crossarmant wrote:
keg411 wrote:That's certainly an interesting development. Guess there are some liars out there... maybe they have no A+ and published percentiles at Rowan School of Law :lol:.


That does really worry me. And it gives me more motivation to try and transfer (Besides not being from around here, being far from family/fiancee, not particularly caring for the area, and possibly better job opportunities). I'm really not sure how that will affect this place, but I fear that it could only be for the worst.


It will be bad. It's Rowan.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby keg411 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:16 pm

TTRansfer wrote:
crossarmant wrote:
keg411 wrote:That's certainly an interesting development. Guess there are some liars out there... maybe they have no A+ and published percentiles at Rowan School of Law :lol:.


That does really worry me. And it gives me more motivation to try and transfer (Besides not being from around here, being far from family/fiancee, not particularly caring for the area, and possibly better job opportunities). I'm really not sure how that will affect this place, but I fear that it could only be for the worst.


It will be bad. It's Rowan.


Glassboro State lolol.
(I hate Chri$tie)

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby TTRansfer » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:21 pm

I like Christie, for the most part. This idea is fucking retarded, though.

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Re: 3.61 GPA at Rutgers Camden Law School

Postby crossarmant » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:23 pm

TTRansfer wrote:I like Christie, for the most part. This idea is fucking retarded, though.


As someone from out of state, despite being at RU-C, I can understand what he's doing. He's not focused on the law schools or med schools. It's all about undergrad rankings and funding. As it is, Camden and Newark have significantly lower standards than New Brunswick; by cutting them off they can better focus funds on the main campus, emphasize on research, etc. It should help the reputation of Rutgers in general, unfortunately he sacrifices the satellite campuses for that. I feel it may be better for NJ, but sucks to be at RU-C right now.




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