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Question about Curve in law school

Question about Curve in law school
« on: April 06, 2008, 10:03:52 AM »
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, 11:32:44 AM »
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.