Approximate class rank?

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Approximate class rank?

Postby apl6783 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:15 pm

About what percentile/rank will a 3.888 GPA net you on a curve with a 3.3 median?

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Re: Approximate class rank?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:16 pm

This thread is literally at the top of this forum, impossible to miss:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157992

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Re: Approximate class rank?

Postby apl6783 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:19 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:This thread is literally at the top of this forum, impossible to miss:

http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 3&t=157992



I don't have another data point, since I'm not going to talk to anyone about their grades. So, anyone with a comparable GPA that could guestimate for me would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Approximate class rank?

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:07 pm

4.0 or 4.33 system?

And you could always use the thread referenced above and assume that rank 1 is near the highest possible grade. In my 4.33 system, I assumed the highest GPA was a 4.2.

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Re: Approximate class rank?

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:07 pm

Top 50%, give or take.

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Re: Approximate class rank?

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:08 pm

thesealocust wrote:Top 50%, give or take.

Shut up you retard.

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Re: Approximate class rank?

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:18 pm

3|ink wrote:
thesealocust wrote:Top 50%, give or take.

Shut up you retard.


Compelling counter argument. 10-love.

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Re: Approximate class rank?

Postby apl6783 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:26 pm

3|ink wrote:4.0 or 4.33 system?

And you could always use the thread referenced above and assume that rank 1 is near the highest possible grade. In my 4.33 system, I assumed the highest GPA was a 4.2.


We have a 4.3 system and a 3.3 median. Do you think that's accurate for the top grade? I heard that teachers rarely give out A+'s.

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Re: Approximate class rank?

Postby dailygrind » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:56 pm

Find the historical cutoffs for honors or something. Without more it's all guesswork. People can't translate their own experiences onto yours unless they have the same curve (and just because 4.3 is the max and 3.3 is the mean, does not mean the rest of the curve characteristics are the same as a school sharing the same max and mean).

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Re: Approximate class rank?

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:47 pm

apl6783 wrote:
3|ink wrote:4.0 or 4.33 system?

And you could always use the thread referenced above and assume that rank 1 is near the highest possible grade. In my 4.33 system, I assumed the highest GPA was a 4.2.


We have a 4.3 system and a 3.3 median. Do you think that's accurate for the top grade? I heard that teachers rarely give out A+'s.

I was being super conservative with that estimate. It's probably better to guess 4.0.

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Re: Approximate class rank?

Postby 3|ink » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:48 pm

dailygrind wrote:Find the historical cutoffs for honors or something. Without more it's all guesswork. People can't translate their own experiences onto yours unless they have the same curve (and just because 4.3 is the max and 3.3 is the mean, does not mean the rest of the curve characteristics are the same as a school sharing the same max and mean).

Yeah I was just curious. Everyone I've spoken with about GPA says they've never heard of a 4.3 system.




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