WeeBey wrote:Aside from self-esteem, do changes in the median/30%/10%/5% matter? It's not like firms interview the whole class or that the jump is so drastic that a firm will interview 60 students with a 3.8+. Won't firms just go by the same GPA targets/cut-offs as previous years?
The biggest difference will that, if firms continue to hire the relative same number of Cornell SAs, the GPA ranges for callbacks those firms will be slightly misleading. If 40 people screen with, e.g., S&C (relatively GPA-conscious), and they plan on calling back 20, then the GPA needed to get a callback will be misleading.