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Average first-year GPA?

CruellaDeVilCruellaDeVil Posts: 7Registered User New Member
edited December 2009 in University of Virginia
Are there any statistics on what the average GPA for first-year undergrads is?
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Replies to: Average first-year GPA?

  • Dean JDean J Posts: 3,784College Rep Senior Member
    Are you looking for the average GPA of students after their first year at UVa or a statistic about high school GPA?
  • CruellaDeVilCruellaDeVil Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    Ops, I forgot to specify.
    I would like to know the average GPA of students after their first-year at UVA.
  • CruellaDeVilCruellaDeVil Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    So the average semester GPA is 3.2?? But that is so low!!
  • powderpuffpowderpuff Posts: 781Registered User Member
    Wow, Hazelorb, how do you do it!>You have a link for almost everything!
    Cruella, I too was a little bit floored with this information. UVA is a fairly tough school though, IMO, and now I see these GPA's and realize that I was correct in my own assessment of the difficulty of this university.
    My GPA is higher than these averages, but I must say that I study VERY hard. I do have an outside life though and am very happy, but when it comes to school work there really is no wiggle room.
  • CruellaDeVilCruellaDeVil Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    Well I wanted to know the average GPA, because I was worried that mine is too low, but now... Phew!
  • powderpuffpowderpuff Posts: 781Registered User Member
    Not sure how to interpret your message, are you trying to transfer?
    Obviously, I don't really know what your goals are, but I caution that though the GPA's may appear "too low", this is a very good, but tough school. Someone coming from a school with grade inflation might be sorely readjusted in thought process to UVA's Academical rigor.
    (Realizing you are not at UVA, just to let you know "Academical" is a Jefferson term for his "village")
    Gotta love TJ!
  • hazelorbhazelorb Posts: 3,104Registered User Senior Member
    my secret is that i've already answered all of these questions at least once since 2004, so i just go to google and i type site:talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-virginia and search for what i want.
    how i got the links in the first place, well, i am a TA for the cs dept. so computers and i get along pretty well. :) that site (the data digest) is my favorite uva site ever. i wish every university had one. i tried to find that kind of info for upenn for a friend and i totally failed.
    as far as gpa's, dean's list is a 3.4, so if you get there you know you're above average. i have a 3.7, but i completely give curry school the credit for that amazing number. i had a 3.3 my first semester and a 3.4 my second semester so don't worry, grades do go up pretty decently after first year.
  • hazelorbhazelorb Posts: 3,104Registered User Senior Member
    also, a low gpa skews that number more than somewhat higher gpa's, and there are significant numbers of people to push the average down.
  • CruellaDeVilCruellaDeVil Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    @powderpuff - No I don't intend to transfer. I wanted to know where I stand in comparison to the rest.
  • powderpuffpowderpuff Posts: 781Registered User Member
    Hazel, since 2004? Thanks for all your information over many years! I just finished my last exam today. My roommate is gone, all my friends are gone and I'm just feeling dizzy as I take that deep breath associated with finishing Finals. Sleep will be so appreciated tonight.

    PS: Last exam for this semester (many miles before I sleep)
  • powderpuffpowderpuff Posts: 781Registered User Member
    "I wanted to know where I stand in comparison to the rest."

    Gotcha, best of luck!
  • hazelorbhazelorb Posts: 3,104Registered User Senior Member
    i just finished my last exam this morning too. but now i have to grade the exams for the class i ta for. living in brown does mean that people are here all break long. it's nice.
  • CruellaDeVilCruellaDeVil Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    By the way are people included in the Dean's list after the end of the whole year (if their gpa is > or = 3.4) or an admission to that list is possible after your first semester too?
  • hazelorbhazelorb Posts: 3,104Registered User Senior Member
    dean's list is by semester and indicated on your transcript.
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