## Berkeley Class Rank Calculation

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Lawl Shcool

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### Berkeley Class Rank Calculation

Given our grading system I imagine getting a precise class rank (other than applying for clerkships) is tough. So, is there a general cut-off/calculation?

Lawl Shcool

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### Re: Berkeley Class Rank Calculation

Ya they will give you an exact rank for clerkships and academia jobs but you cannot get access to it otherwise. I just want to know so I can figure out roughly where I stand after this semester, since I don't intend to apply for either of the aforementioned positions.

XxSpyKEx

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### Re: Berkeley Class Rank Calculation

JPU wrote:Ya they will give you an exact rank for clerkships and academia jobs but you cannot get access to it otherwise.

Will they give you your class rank letter to include in your application for these jobs? If yes, then maybe you could just apply to one clerkship after your grades are out to get that info?

Lawl Shcool

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### Re: Berkeley Class Rank Calculation

Ok now that grades are almost done trickling in I wanted to bump this to see if theres any more insight out there.

Given the goofy grading system this is a very indefinite ranking (which I guess is the goal of it?)

I remember something like, HH = 5, H = 3, and P = 2. The calculate with weighting for credit hour, but where is the cut off point for what ranking?

OR

Do you just count up total Hs and its something like: (all approximations) 8/semester = top 5%, 4/semester = median?

Basically, help a confused transfer please.

EDIT:

Info for outsiders:

each class curve is:
top 10% = HH
top 40% = H
bottom 60% = P

truevines

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### Re: Berkeley Class Rank Calculation

Lawl Shcool wrote:Ok now that grades are almost done trickling in I wanted to bump this to see if theres any more insight out there.

Given the goofy grading system this is a very indefinite ranking (which I guess is the goal of it?)

I remember something like, HH = 5, H = 3, and P = 2. The calculate with weighting for credit hour, but where is the cut off point for what ranking?

OR

Do you just count up total Hs and its something like: (all approximations) 8/semester = top 5%, 4/semester = median?

Say, if you have: HH for 4 credits, H for 3 credits, and P's for 2 2-credit courses, your GPA is

(5*4 +3*3 + 2*2 +2*2) / (4+3+2+2) = 3.36

Rumor has it that GPA
> 3 = top 1/3
2.6 - 3 = middle 1/3
<2.6 = bottom 1/3.
In addition, order of the coif is usually > 3.9.

No one knows the actual cut-off.

Lawl Shcool

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### Re: Berkeley Class Rank Calculation

truevines wrote:
Lawl Shcool wrote:Ok now that grades are almost done trickling in I wanted to bump this to see if theres any more insight out there.

Given the goofy grading system this is a very indefinite ranking (which I guess is the goal of it?)

I remember something like, HH = 5, H = 3, and P = 2. The calculate with weighting for credit hour, but where is the cut off point for what ranking?

OR

Do you just count up total Hs and its something like: (all approximations) 8/semester = top 5%, 4/semester = median?

Say, if you have: HH for 4 credits, H for 3 credits, and P's for 2 2-credit courses, your GPA is

(5*4 +3*3 + 2*2 +2*2) / (4+3+2+2) = 3.36

Rumor has it that GPA
> 3 = top 1/3
2.6 - 3 = middle 1/3
<2.6 = bottom 1/3.
In addition, order of the coif is usually > 3.9.

No one knows the actual cut-off.

Wow, this is awesome. Thanks for posting this. Can anyone confirm or add any extra insight into this methodology?

mrmangs

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