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.

- 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.