## What is the median at Berkeley?

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juice122

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### What is the median at Berkeley?

I'm wondering what mix of Ps, Hs and HHs is needed for median, top 30%/20%/10% after 1L or 2L?

People are really quite about what they get here, so it's hard to get an idea.

d373

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### Re: What is the median at Berkeley?

juice122 wrote:I'm wondering what mix of Ps, Hs and HHs is needed for median, top 30%/20%/10% after 1L or 2L?

People are really quite about what they get here, so it's hard to get an idea.

No one knows, thats the beauty of it but my guess would be people tend to overestimate. I'd say:

If HHs count as 2, and Hs as 1 (and yes this makes no sense but people do it anyway)...

3 would be median after 1L.

6 would be somewhere around the top, whether 20% or 10% I can't say.

But 2-5 is probably the bulk of the class and in fine shape. Employers don't understand the system and probably can only really guess at the extremes or set an arbitrary hard cutoff (which you either make or don't and there is no point in worrying).

juice122

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### Re: What is the median at Berkeley?

^^ Thank you!! Does anybody have an idea what that would look like after 2l?

nrthwst4now

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### Re: What is the median at Berkeley?

There are some other threads on here that indicate that an HH was a 5, an H is a 3, and a P is a 1. I forget the estimated numerical average that translated (according to the thread) to either distinction or high distinction. I think maybe an average close to 3.7 was considered to be pretty good...

Of course you need to account for the amount of credits in each class and weigh them appropriately.

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