Whats with Grade Inflation?
A quick question...
Just wondering how GPA and SAT scores of other schools are compared to one another during the application process. For example, consider the UCLA or UCB 2012 freshman profile. Both average around a 4.35 GPA and a broad SAT score range of 2000-2200. Yet when I check my school's Naviance, the averages of those who were accepted the last few years were around a way lower GPA of about 3.8-4.0 but SATs around 2250+. Now my HS is very competitive (top 100 according to US News), but I don't get to see how this big gap is met during college admissions. Logically shouldn't the SAT scores be the ultimate comparison, because it standardizes all applicants throughout the nation?
Also how does it affect my chances to such top tier UCs if I have a lower GPA than the freshman profile, but a higher SAT?
Thanks in advance!