dcz222 wrote:Northwestern 1L:
Civ Pro: A
Legal writing: A-
GPA: 3.66 (60th percentile)
Knowing that 40% of my colleagues here got higher grades than me makes me feel pretty crappy about getting an A- average at this university.
Also, what's this about A's being hard to get when HALF of us have a 3.5 or above
Curious, what makes you think that this is the 60th percentile? It seems to be that the 60th percentile is a little closer to a 3.50. Also, keep in mind that there may be some self-selection here. The only people willing to talk about their grades are often those that feel comfortable talking about them (i.e. having over a 3.50 GPA). Have you looked at the schools required curive. In a typical section of 62, the maximum # of A's (including A+'s, A's, and A-'s) that may be given is 35%, clearly not 50%.