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what is the average gpa accepted?

sam3391sam3391 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
edited March 2006 in Yale University
im a high school junior and my gpa is a 3.989 and im around 25 in my class out of 537 of something. do i have to be in the top ten in my class to have a good chance at getting into yale, or any other ivy league school for that matter?
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Replies to: what is the average gpa accepted?

  • stele32stele32 Posts: 389Registered User Member
    No, but most people are in the top ten percent of their class. Is that a weighted or unweighted GPA?
  • stambliark41stambliark41 Posts: 2,527Registered User Senior Member
    Almost all accepted to Yale have a 3.8+ unweighted GPA & are ranked in the top 5% of their class. Most competitive applicants have a 3.9+ unweighted GPA & are ranked in the top 1% of their class.

    Granted this depends on the caliber of your school, but in general it holds some basic validity. Assuming that GPA is unweighted and you have taken the hardest classes possible (perhaps your school ranks using unweighted grades), grades will not be an issue. Nevertheless, it takes a lot more than good grades to get into Yale...
  • sam3391sam3391 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    thanks, and that is u/w
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