Wait. I don't understand the high school thing. What does that have to do with your college GPA. Did some of you take classes in high school at a college, or classes offered by the high school that were college credits? Me no get. Calculus was offered in my HS, but it was not required, if you took it, it was still a high school class and counted towards your HS GPA. I never heard of a HS offering a class in geology or some other college science?
I was just sitting in class thinking that I needed to qualify my statements. Obviously the average student at an Ivy is better than an average student at a state school - minus perhaps Berkeley, Virginia, and Michigan which I would suggest might be just as good as the Cornell's and Brown's of the world. But the top students at most state schools would likely equally excel at the top schools. Also yes, I sounded a bit defensive about my own background and so exaggerated reality aa bit. Obviously a 3.5 at Cornell and a 3.5 at Florida will be viewed differently, however a 3.5 at Cornell will almost certainly not beat a 3.9 at Florida, or even a 3.6 or 3.7...Casino has it right overall " if anything, i would think any degree of grade inflation would be offset and then some by the quality of the school's reputation."
What schools dont give D's or F's? I had never heard that. I've only heard of schools that allow you to replace those sorts of grades if you retake a course. Yeah, legacy admits piss me off. The system is stupid and should be abolished.Maybe its a bit naive, but i like to think that high school performance in some way correlates with college performance. If that were true than the average student at a "better" school would almost certainly be better than the average student at a "lesser" school.I look at things more with percentiles than with exact grades as a way of factoring out grade inflation.PS...I would say a "C" student at a "good" school is probably either a total jerkoff or an idiot.