Estimating rank with just the median?

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mtm29
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Estimating rank with just the median?

Postby mtm29 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:27 pm

Hi everyone. My school doesn't publish ranks. The 1L median is 3.3. How can I estimate my rank?

Administrators at our school seem to think that estimating a student's rank is easy, but I really don't understand how to do this. Especially because I've noticed that, for example, 3.2 can be top 30% for some schools and top 60% for others.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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gdane
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Re: Estimating rank with just the median?

Postby gdane » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:29 pm


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Re: Estimating rank with just the median?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:37 pm


That's not gonna work. You need another data point

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Re: Estimating rank with just the median?

Postby mtm29 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:39 pm

rad lulz wrote:
gdane wrote:Try this.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=157992

That's not gonna work. You need another data point


Yeah, that's what I figured. Well, if anyone can think of something else I can look at, that'd be great.

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Re: Estimating rank with just the median?

Postby mtm29 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:49 pm

How about this: is it ever safe to assume that top 1% is about 4.2-4.3?

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Re: Estimating rank with just the median?

Postby hephaestus » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:55 pm

Why don't you call the registrar's office and ask? Some schools will give the cutoff information for latin honors via phone even if they do not publish the information.

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Re: Estimating rank with just the median?

Postby mtm29 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:02 pm

ImNoScar wrote:Why don't you call the registrar's office and ask? Some schools will give the cutoff information for latin honors via phone even if they do not publish the information.


Tried that.

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Re: Estimating rank with just the median?

Postby jessuf » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:01 am

Just guesstimate using NALP data for grads.

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Re: Estimating rank with just the median?

Postby 5ky » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:36 am

mtm29 wrote:How about this: is it ever safe to assume that top 1% is about 4.2-4.3?


It is not safe to assume that top 1% requires 4.2-4.3. It is safe to assume, however, that a 4.2-4.3 is top 1%. However, I doubt that is the case.




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