c0llegeStUd3nt wrote:This is probably real late in the year to be asking this, but I still do not understand the grading scale at all. I get that a 177 is median, but around what percentile is top 30%? 20%? 10%? Basically, I do not understand any grade that is not a 177 lol
We generally don't know either.
At graduation, historically: 182+ is top .5% of the class, 180.5 is top 7.3% (I think), and 179 is like top 30% or something. I'm too lazy to check my transcripts. The curve gets easier as an upperclassmen because the median for seminars can be 179.
For 1Ls, ~180 is about the top 10% cutoff, whereas ~180.5 is top 5%.