Will you people stop doing that?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Average

if you're trying to distinguish the median from the mean, don't do it by contrasting "average" with median because median = average.

average = mean

average = median

(and average = mode)

mean != median

HTH

If this is to be accepted, then the question "what is the average x" can have many different answers, all of them correct. This would make the term almost meaningless. Until matters are resolved on this board (since I hold a strong opinion for a particular definition of average), should we all not agree to use mean, median and mode, rather than average?

This said, the two recent grads I know (COlumbia -> SF, and Boalt -> NYC) both got 125K, which seems to be both median and mode.

P.S. I also strongly advise about believing wikipedia without checking, since any idiot - self included - can edit the contents. I have personally noticed (and corrected) two flamboyannt errors that would have made the entries unworthy of a Junior high report.