bdubs wrote:TaipeiMort wrote:Some years/schools the top 10% may be the same people in every class, some schools they may be completely dispersed. For example, at uChicago the "median" grade is a 177 (B), and top-ten percent at graduation is a 179.5, which is a B+, a top 5% is something like 180.5.
I would guess the distribution is something like:
C+,B-,B-(close to median),B,B,B,B,B,B+,A
this would mean that 80% are close to median or above.
Thank you, this is the kind of thing I wanted to know. I realize it could vary year-to-year but I would imagine (perhaps falsely) that it doesn't.
in this example, the B- wouldn't be 'close to median.' it would be in the bottom 30%. the B+ would be in the top 20%. The B's would be tied for class rank. so 50% of the class would report they are top 30%. but for this to actually work, they'd have to get the same grades in each class, or at least in classes with identical credit hours, every semester.