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Question about Curve in law school

Question about Curve in law school
« on: April 06, 2008, 12:03:52 PM »
Hi everyone.

Different school's have different stipulations with their scholarship offers. St. John's is top 50%, where as Seton Hall is a 3.2 or higher.

Someone once said that a 3.2 was the curve at Seton Hall, could someone explain what this means and what that would translate to in terms of class percentage, thanks.

Re: Question about Curve in law school
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 01:32:44 PM »
The references to the top 50% all refer to the median.  As you probably know, the median is the number in a set of numbers that falls exactly in the middle after you have ordered the set of numbers from lowest to highest. 

So, in other words, a 3.2 GPA curve means that 50% of the class will get above a 3.2 and the other 50% of the class will have something below a 3.2.

As a final note, St. John's scholarship offer means that if you are above their median GPA, you will keep the scholarship, but if you aren't, you lose it. 
CLS 2011.  All done.