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Dean's List and Magna Cum Laude

chocomanchocoman Registered User Posts: 2,293 Senior Member
edited August 2013 in College Life
I'm curious. What are the graduation requirements for cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude at your College? What does it take for Dean's list?

Here at UPenn:

3.4 for cum laude
3.6 for magna cum laude (my goal)
3.8 for summa cum laude

and 3.7 in the Academic Year (both semesters) for Dean's List
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Replies to: Dean's List and Magna Cum Laude

  • willmingtonwavewillmingtonwave Registered User Posts: 3,344 Senior Member
    hot damn 3.7?
    Can you say grade inflation? hahaha.
    Dean's list here is a 3.0 and the latin honors are the same.
    I go to Wake Forest.
  • chessdude2chessdude2 Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    Dang your schools are easy! I'm so jealous...

    At UCSD:

    Cum Laude: 3.648
    Magna Cum Laude: 3.790
    Summa Cum Laude: 3.911

    And to get Provost's Honors (which is equivalent to Dean's List) you must make at least 3.5 in any given quarter.

    I kind of wish I went to a private school now. But I wonder if it is truly worth double the tuition cost?
  • willmingtonwavewillmingtonwave Registered User Posts: 3,344 Senior Member
    Chessdude, what is the average GPA at UCSD?
    Our average GPA is a 2.8 lol and the average freshman GPA is a 2.4...
    All of that stuff is relative anyway, so it means that it is simply easier to make grades at UCSD...
  • VyseVyse Registered User Posts: 1,875 Senior Member
    Texas A&M:

    Cum laude: 3.5
    Magna Cum Laude: 3.7
    Summa Cum laude: 3.9

    Dean's List: 3.75 for a semester with 15 hrs taken
  • evelyn_roseevelyn_rose Registered User Posts: 369 Member
    It doesn't necessarily mean that the school is easier. The school could have tougher classes, and the lower requirement are simply to compensate for that. It's not surprising that UPenn's requirements are what they are.


    CUM LAUDE: 3.638 min. overall GPA
    MAGNA CUM LAUDE: 3.769 min. overall GPA
    SUMMA CUM LAUDE: 3.862 min. overall GPA

    3.5 for Dean's List, which is awarded each quarter
  • jbuscjbusc Registered User Posts: 2,252 Senior Member

    3.5 for cum laude
    3.7 for magna cum laude
    3.9 for summa cum laude

    3.5 semester GPA for dean's list, on at least 12 units of letter grades.
  • AUlostchickAUlostchick Registered User Posts: 1,818 Senior Member
    Here, it's the same as what you said 3.4, 3.6, 3.8 respectively. Dean's list is, in general, 3.4 as well, but each individual college in the university sets their own (it just has to be at least 3.4). In my college it's like, 3.6 and at least 14 hours. Which sounds like it'd be easy but um yeah, so not. I'm struggling to pull a 3.0 right now.
  • frostburg2010frostburg2010 Registered User Posts: 648 Member
    At Frostburg State

    Cum Laude: 3.40
    Magna Cum Laude: 3.65
    Summa Cum Laude: 3.90

    3.4 to get on the Dean's List carrying at least 12 credit hours.

    My school isn't exactly the best out there academically, so I like that it takes a 3.4 to get any kind of recognition. It limits the amount of undue credit that goes to those who skated by on luck and settle for mediocrity. Those who get a 3.4 or better generally go the extra mile for it.
  • entropyentropy Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    Business School, a 3.25 GPA for Dean's List
    Arts and Sciences, 3.5 GPA for Dean's List
    To graduate with Honors, a 3.5 GPA plus a Honors Thesis
    Magna Cum Laude: 3.75
    Summa Cum Laude: 3.85 with Thesis
    Business school: Summa Cum Laude is 3.90 without Thesis
  • 1of421of42 - Posts: 2,443 Senior Member
    chessdude: much more likely that ucsd has grade inflation than that upenn is "easy". not that upenn won't have some grade inflation of its own.
  • BlahDeBlahBlahDeBlah Registered User Posts: 581 Member
    Cum Laude 3.500-3.699
    Magna Cum Laude 3.700-3.899
    Summa Cum Laude 3.900-4.000

    Says 3.6 with at least 12 credits during a term for Dean's List, but I'm pretty sure I got it a few times with 3.5-something so maybe they changed it recently. I wish I went to a 3.4 school because that's what I'll probably end up with...damn studio art classes. :(
  • HelloKikiHelloKiki Registered User Posts: 691 Member
    Cum Laude: 3.4
    Magna Cum Laude: 3.6
    Summa Cum Laude: 3.8

    Dean's list is 3.5 with at least 12 hours, awarded each semester. They just bumped it up from 3.25 a year ago. My school does have a President's Honor Roll if you get a 4.0 in a semester.
  • be_a_starbe_a_star Registered User Posts: 618 Member
    At Oklahoma City University:

    Awarded at graduation:
    Cum Laude - 3.50 (with at least 60 hrs at OCU)
    Magna Cum Laude - 3.75 (with at least 60 hrs at OCU)
    Summa Cum Laude - 3.90 (with at least 80 hrs at OCU)

    Awarded each semester:
    President's Honor Roll - 3.90+ with 12 hrs/semester
    Vice President's Honor Roll - 3.75-3.89 with 12 hrs/semester
    Dean's Honor Roll - 3.50-3.74 with 12 hrs/semester
  • frostburg2010frostburg2010 Registered User Posts: 648 Member
    Your school has different honor rolls? Hmm, interesting.
  • be_a_starbe_a_star Registered User Posts: 618 Member
    Yeah. It doesn't seem that weird to me. It's kind of like the different "cum laude" levels, except it happens every semester. I was on president's honor roll for last semester! :)
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