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Grade Deflation

bosox17bosox17 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
edited March 2013 in Georgetown University
I heard that there is grade deflation, especially in the business school. Do students generally have lower GPA's (around 3) and how much does this affect job opportunities.
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Replies to: Grade Deflation

  • ccjunior1ccjunior1 . Posts: 285 Junior Member
    I'm not too well educated on the matter but considering Georgetown does have such a good job reputation with many graduates going even to Wall Street, gpa obviously doesn't carry much weight or it is understood that grade deflation is a factor- thereby indicating some degree of leniency in the job market (particularly in reference to Georgetown)
  • hotairhotair Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    I haven't heard much about grade deflation at the business school, the SFS has some grade deflation going on though, at least at the top, as you need about a 95 average to get A's in most courses and the econ curve is designed so that 10% get A's, 15% A-'s, 50% some range of B's, etc.
  • BuegieBuegie Registered User Posts: 123 Junior Member
    There is a curve in the business school. For intro courses it's usually ~30% will be in the A/A- range and for upper level courses it's ~50%. And GPA still definitely matters. For the better job opportunities they'll want to see a minimum of 3.5 and most of the kids going into banking and stuff have 3.7+
  • f0ssilf0ssil Registered User Posts: 118 Junior Member
    Yes there's a curve in the MSB (which I am not personally familiar with, but Buegie's response seems right based on my roommate's experience), but I'd like to point out that the Econ curve is ridiculously inflated. 85% of students in Econ classes get some form of A or B. Additionally, the average graduating GPA from Georgetown is a 3.42, which is far higher than at most peer institutions - my friend at Cornell said that there it's around a 2.6 (a B-).

    Fischer: Short-Sightedness on Grade Inflation - Opinion - The Hoya
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