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Is a 3.2 a "good" college GPA???

dildal320dildal320 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
edited December 2004 in College Life

Okay, I attend the UNiversity of Virginia and it's a pretty tough school. Right now my grades aren't exactly A's or anything, and I am wondering is this normal?? I mean is getting a C in college a normal part of the college experience? And is a GPA ranging from 3.0-3.5 considered good or crap?? just wondering....
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Replies to: Is a 3.2 a "good" college GPA???

  • bern700bern700 Posts: 1,191User Awaiting Email Confirmation Member
    well i know that at my school (wharton) the ave. GPA is a 3.2, I also know that in our class of 500 probably no more than like 100 have above a 3.5 and no more than 20 have above a 3.7
  • michelecmichelec Posts: 1,031Registered User Member
    yea, in college your grades are alot lower because the classes are harder. my uncle went to wharton 20 years ago i guess and he got all A's. He must be super smart.
  • misseggmissegg Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    Well here the dean's list GPA requirement is 3.5 so 3.2 is pretty good
  • welshiewelshie Posts: 343Registered User Member
    3.2 is good. It isn't something you'll make a trophy for but it's definitely nothing to be ashamed of, especially at at place like UVA.
  • Marines920Marines920 Posts: 269Registered User Junior Member
    Depends on your major. For a liberal arts major it's okay.. for a communications major it's sucky. For an engineering/physics/hard raw science major it's fantastic.
  • welshiewelshie Posts: 343Registered User Member
    And it really depends on your school and the classes you fall in. I don't want to sound like an arrogant jerk but because of the classes I fell into, I'll probably finish my first semester as a Math major (at BYU) with a 3.74 and I go to class maybe 30% of the time. Certain sections of certain classes have class policies that make it very easy to get good grades. In the end, you've just got to look back and be content with yourself and your efforts.
  • omniscientomniscient Posts: 384Registered User Member
    3.2 Is a pretty good for a first semester UVA student. It always takes a little while to ajust to new things.

    Good Luck

  • protonproton Posts: 1,021Registered User Senior Member
    id take a 3.2 anyday
  • appproapppro Posts: 139Registered User Junior Member
    i'm a freshman at dartmouth- and I totally know what you mean. I'm hoping to get a 3.0 this term. I really set myself up thinking I could get away working only a bit harder than I did in high school- totally wrong. I'm going to really work hard next term. I think, however, at a place like UVA- getting a 3.2 your first semester is entirely alright.
  • towerpumpkintowerpumpkin Posts: 1,660Registered User Senior Member
    It depends a lot on the school, too. Many of the so-called elite private schools practice huge grade inflation, whereas the large publics usually do not.
  • psquaredpsquared Posts: 786Registered User Member
    At some universities a 3.2 is extremely hard, so be proud of it, from what I hear, a 3.2 at Cornell would be amazing.
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