Yes it is true that Fordham wants its professors to curve around a C+, but a lot of teachers do not follow that, as it is absurd. I would say the average grade is a B (3.0), at least that was the average grade for College of Business Administration for the graduating class of 2008. Occasionally, though, you might get a professor that will not want to give a lot of A's out, but again like other people said, it all depends on your professor. It also depends on your major and the level of classes you are taking. If it a general elective or an intro class, it may be easier to get an A. Upper level classes definitely get harder and there are some professors in the Econ/math/science departments that are a little bit more stringent with the grading.
Personally, I have had a handful of professors in both extremes (professors that adamantly wanted to maintain a good distribution of grades and professors that liberally gave out A's and B's). In a nutshell, for many of the classes, your grade will be how you performed on the exam. A professor will rarely curve down but in many cases, will not curve up either, unless everyone performed poorly. So there is not grade inflation (as is the case in many top universities in NY - will not take any names) nor grade deflation. If you work hard, 3.5+ is certainly achievable.
Last edited by starburyknicks2004-2005; 05-27-2009 at 07:37 PM.