Do firms evaluate GPA based on the curve of your school?

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saladfiend
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Do firms evaluate GPA based on the curve of your school?

Postby saladfiend » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:41 am

Anyone have any experience with this. It seems 1L curves are the same at all top 20 schools. (Obviously some have H/P/F grading, but otherwise)

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Helmholtz
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Re: Do firms evaluate GPA based on the curve of your school?

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:46 am

Why would they not? 1L curves are certainly not the same at all top 20 schools (e.g. Cornell's median is around 3.35 while GULC is around 3.15 - why would firms just ignore that?).

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Re: Do firms evaluate GPA based on the curve of your school?

Postby vanwinkle » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:48 am

Firms definitely prefer to try to rank you if they can. Many firms are familiar enough with the grading curves at the top schools that they can figure out your approximate rank if you don't have a published one.

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Re: Do firms evaluate GPA based on the curve of your school?

Postby saladfiend » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:58 am

I think Georgetown just raised theirs.

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Re: Do firms evaluate GPA based on the curve of your school?

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:59 am

God I hope not.


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Re: Do firms evaluate GPA based on the curve of your school?

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:11 am

saladfiend wrote:I think Georgetown just raised theirs.


Meh, whatever, wasn't my point, which is that definite differences do exist.




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