Could someone explain to me what do the percentiles mean?

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Wouldliketotransfer2
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Could someone explain to me what do the percentiles mean?

Postby Wouldliketotransfer2 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:16 pm

For instance if a school has 3.5 for its 75th percentile what does this mean? Does it mean that the highest GPA is 3.5?

Thanks!

fireflies
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Re: Could someone explain to me what do the percentiles mean?

Postby fireflies » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:21 pm

Wouldliketotransfer2 wrote:For instance if a school has 3.5 for its 75th percentile what does this mean? Does it mean that the highest GPA is 3.5?

Thanks!


it means that hypothetically if a school had 100 students in the JD class and you made a list of lowest-highest GPA of those 100 students
then the 75th GPA listed would be 3.5

but replace 100 with however many students matriculate in the class and 75th is just whatever the 75th percentage of that total would be

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rnoodles
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Re: Could someone explain to me what do the percentiles mean?

Postby rnoodles » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:22 pm

It means you have a GPA equal to or better than 75% of your classmates. Short explanation: You're somewhere in the top quarter of your class.




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