Well each school gets their own college "code" thing, so it makes sense. And it wouldn't really be far to compare a Sternie GPA to a Tischie one, or CAS to Gallatin. But CAS's GPA mean is higher than I would expect, for sure. I guess there aren't too many of the pre-med kids going for law school?
A lot of the kids applying to law school that I know of are total GPA whores. And mostly polisci majors. I'm a GPA whore too but I'm usually late to the game. I like to hope that my econ major gives me a plan B in case I don't get into a T20 but getting a job in finance is probably even harder ITE than getting into a T20 law school.
Would pre-meds bring the mean up or down - they generally have hard science majors that are probably tougher on your GPA. NYU I'm sure has it's share of grade inflation, but as you can see from this board, people whore their GPA if they know they're pre-law. If anything, 3.47 seems low
- it means there are people applying to law school out of CAS with GPAs in the 3.0x area. Unless they have eye-popping LSAT scores...