Yanky91 wrote:Do you have to be in the top 10% to graduate with any type of honor from Wake Forest? I know at other schools, like WUSTL and UNC top 25 - 30% can graduate with Latin Honors (or some type of honor), and that makes a big difference in employment too.
Grad here- Wake's latin honors are based on GPA rather than finishing top xyz percent, although Order of the Coif is awarded to the top 10% at graduation.
Cum laude = 90 - 91.99 GPA
Magna cum laude = 92 - 93.99 GPA
Summa cum laude = 94+ GPA
Cutoff for cum laude was something like top 15-20% and magna was maybe top 6% my year, but these fluctuate from year to year depending on grade distribution within any given class. Summa is rarely awarded although the top dude did qualify in our class.
I don't post that frequently any more but feel free to PM with questions if you are on the fence with your decision.