This is the grading curve at a school I am currently considering (Syracuse). It is listed under academic rules on their website. Can someone let me know if this is a reasonable curve for a first year student. Here it is: - 5% of the grades must be “A”; - 10% of the grades must be “A-”; - Remainders can be rounded up to the nearest whole number. For example, in a class of 24 students, the professor may give two “A”s and three “A-‘s. If percentages for “A” and “A-“ cannot be met due to tie(s) in raw scores, percentages for “A” and “A-“ can be reduced, but not enlarged; - No less than 5% and no more than 10% of the grades must be a combination of “C-“, “D” and “F”; - The average of the grades must be in the “B” range (between a 2.90 and a 3.10) calculated without including grades of “C-” or “D” or “F.” My thoughts: It seems really hard to get an A but looks like they dont give too many grades below a C. What do you all think? Do you schools or schools you have heard of have similar curves or is this a bad deal.