bogm2012 wrote:Cum laude cutoff is higher than 3.5. Probably at least 3.6. I am a 3L and had a 3.58 and didn't make the cut.
Very, very interesting. We've had little actual data. I can say for sure that 4.0 is over the magna cutoff this year and have heard that it is generally over the magna cutoff, but we have less data about the cum laude cutoff. You're the second person on these forums (in different years) that I've found who has reported a GPA between 3.5 and 3.6 who didn't make the cum laude cutoff. On the basis of this, I'm going to guess that the cum laude cutoff is consistently around 3.6.
That probably means that the 3-year median is somewhere in the ballpark of 3.5. Could be 3.45, could be 3.5, could be a bit higher or lower.