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DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:37 am

actually, a buddy of mine's class rank.

knowing this: http://www.law.duke.edu/about/community ... ml#rule3-1

he has a 3.9. i guess at least top quarter? seems like an elonggggaaated distribution.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:52 am

DO IT.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:56 am

let/them/eat/cake wrote:actually, a buddy of mine's class rank.

knowing this: http://www.law.duke.edu/about/community ... ml#rule3-1

he has a 3.9. i guess at least top quarter? seems like an elonggggaaated distribution.


well if a 4.1= top 5%
and 3.7, is, at worst, top 30%, I would guess closer to 15-20%, depending. This is based on wildly random guessing.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby 005618502 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:00 pm

Wow I never thought a 3.9 would not make the top 10%, that really sucks lol. But still great grades and im sure there will be great job offers with those grades.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby let/them/eat/cake » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:03 pm

AssumptionRequired wrote:Wow I never thought a 3.9 would not make the top 10%, that really sucks lol. But still great grades and im sure there will be great job offers with those grades.


let's spot all the Assumption(s)Required.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby dms87 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:24 pm

That is the grade distribution for each individual class.

A 3.9 overall is undoubtedly in the top 10%.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby dms87 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:31 pm

Unless you believe that everyone gets the same grade in every class, or something crazy like that. Most people have some better grades and some worse grades (obviously).

There's no way that median is ~3.3 and 3.9 is only possibly in the top quarter. That would imply that only ~25% of the class is between 3.3 and 3.9, which is certainly not accurate.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:50 pm

dms87 wrote:That is the grade distribution for each individual class.

A 3.9 overall is undoubtedly in the top 10%.


This.

Probably around top 3-4% if I had to guess.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby TrampsLikeU$ » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:08 pm

I'm pretty sure a 3.55 is top 40%. A 3.9 is likely top 5%, and top 10% is around a 3.75ish.

Granted, this is based largely on rumors, but I'm 100% sure that a 3.9 is significantly better than top 25%

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby dms87 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:13 pm

TrampsLikeU$ wrote:I'm pretty sure a 3.55 is top 40%. A 3.9 is likely top 5%, and top 10% is around a 3.75ish.

Granted, this is based largely on rumors, but I'm 100% sure that a 3.9 is significantly better than top 25%


3.55 is probably higher than that, if we assume that median was ultimately 3.3.

Otherwise, that would imply that 10% of people were 3.31-3.55 (a .24 range), while 30% of people were 3.55-3.75 (a .20 range).

Since grade distribution should be concentrated around the mean and sparser toward the tails, it doesn't make sense that a larger % of the class should fall into a smaller range that is further from the median.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby Bosque » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:28 am

Guys, that guideline is discretionary, a-well-guideline. The hard and fast rule is the 3.3 median. Most professors push the grades toward the median on both ends. A 3.9 is top 5% at least.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby TrampsLikeU$ » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:41 pm

dms87 wrote:
TrampsLikeU$ wrote:I'm pretty sure a 3.55 is top 40%. A 3.9 is likely top 5%, and top 10% is around a 3.75ish.

Granted, this is based largely on rumors, but I'm 100% sure that a 3.9 is significantly better than top 25%


3.55 is probably higher than that, if we assume that median was ultimately 3.3.

Otherwise, that would imply that 10% of people were 3.31-3.55 (a .24 range), while 30% of people were 3.55-3.75 (a .20 range).

Since grade distribution should be concentrated around the mean and sparser toward the tails, it doesn't make sense that a larger % of the class should fall into a smaller range that is further from the median.


Yeah, now that I think about it, it might have been that a 3.55 was top 30%, not top 40%. That makes much more sense.

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby poprox » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:14 am

dms87 wrote:
TrampsLikeU$ wrote:I'm pretty sure a 3.55 is top 40%. A 3.9 is likely top 5%, and top 10% is around a 3.75ish.

Granted, this is based largely on rumors, but I'm 100% sure that a 3.9 is significantly better than top 25%


3.55 is probably higher than that, if we assume that median was ultimately 3.3.

Otherwise, that would imply that 10% of people were 3.31-3.55 (a .24 range), while 30% of people were 3.55-3.75 (a .20 range).

Since grade distribution should be concentrated around the mean and sparser toward the tails, it doesn't make sense that a larger % of the class should fall into a smaller range that is further from the median.


Dude, your math skillz never fail to impress. :mrgreen:

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Re: DUKE LAW, figure out my class rank!

Postby dms87 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:29 am

Thanks (if serious).
Who are you (since the never fail implies other interactions between yourself and my "math skills" ha)?




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