My grades were fairly the same-
I did well first semester- got an A+, B+, and my two midterms were: A and A-
Second semester (all finals)- A+, A-, A-, A, B+
so i have around a 3.8 and I think that is in top five percent although i could be wrong.
I worked super hard fall and spring semesters, except I had a better quality of life spring semester cause I didn't stress out as much.