GPAs at Notre Dame

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>I was wondering about GPAs at Notre Dame particularly for premeds. What's considered a really high top tier GPA for premeds? Also what percentage of students in First year of studies get 3.9-4.0 GPA would you say?</p>


<p>Get at least 3.7, and you get a pretty good chance at medical schools.</p>

<p>Well, I mean in general, I am targeting top 10 medical schools like Johns Hopkins, Wash U and Michigan, so what GPA is good from Notre Dame?</p>

<p>I am not pre-med but this may help a bit... From the observer.</p>

<p>"You really do see a difference between what your G.P.A. is," Foster said. "3.5 or above have a 94 to 95 percent chance of acceptance."</p>

<p>Notre Dame's numbers, however, are a bit higher.</p>

<p>"Everyone with above a 3.75 last year was accepted," Foster said.</p>

<p>For G.P.A.s ranging from 3.25-3.5, Notre Dame had a 76 percent acceptance rate. For a 3.0 to a 3.25, Notre Dame had a 52 percent acceptance rate. </p>

<p>I would say if you are in that 3.75 group, chances are your GPA will not be your weakness, or at least it wouldn't be a serious one.</p>

<p>Oh thanks for that stat... I guess I was kinda wondering about the stats of kids who got into really top ivy league med schools and others such as johns hopkins and what type of gpa and stats they maintained.</p>


<p>and also, how difficult is it to maintain such a high GPA?</p>

<p>Notre Dame is known for tough classes, especially science ones.</p>

<p>However, Notre Dame has a geographical advantage.</p>

<p>Most medical schools want students representing colleges from various areas across the United States. </p>

<p>Since Notre Dame is well-known and located in the state of Indiana, Domers get a nice boost.</p>

<p>Maintaining at least 3.4 would still give premeds from Notre Dame a decent shot at medical schools.</p>

<p>However, it's always just best to work your ass off for a high GPA lol.</p>

<p>All I know is that grade inflation is most likely in your favor. Back in the Stone Ages, the Dean's List was determined by hitting a certain target GPA--it was 3.4, as I recall. There were so many kids making Dean's List, though, as to render the honor somewhat meaningless, so they changed the criteria. Now, it is something like the top 1/3 of GPA's (not sure on the exact percentage, except that one exists) in a given college are Dean's List. The cutoff for the top third is way, way higher than a 3.4, in pretty much every college, as I understand it...</p>

<p>Not sure how much of this is because the crop of kids now is smarter than we were, and how much is because the price tag of ND and other colleges is so astronomical, parents expect something for their buck.</p>

<p>This is a helpful topic. Any and all info re: what class rank or percentage correlates with different grade point averages would be of interest. And what is current Deans List cutofff, and what percentage qualifies? Freshman midterm grades have just come out, and I am new to the Notre dame grading system. Anyone know if freshman midterms tend to be lower than normal, with grades then improving or about right? Is Notre Dame thought to have inflated grades or the reverse?</p>

<p>Freshman midterms are a wake-up call! My son had a couple of C's first midterm of his freshman year--first he'd ever seen--but by semester had pulled up to around a 3.5+. That, by the way, was not enough to qualify for Dean's list. My own freshman midterms in the early 80's were a stark reminder that partying needs to have limits. I think I had a 2.7 midterm--had never seen grades like that in my life!--and pulled up to a 3.2 or so. </p>

<p>As per the cutoff percentage for Dean's List, I'd suggest you run a search at <a href=""&gt;;/a> and use the term "Dean's List". A lot of good links come up from the Observer. I seem to remember the FYS dean sent some explanation letter out last year, but maybe not...</p>

<p>Don't know how ND compares to other places, but seems that grades have inflated everywhere.... Again, not sure how much this has to do with the quality of students...and how much with keeping parents shelling out tens of thousands of dollars a year happy...</p>

<p>DD: That was a good suggestion. Result is that Dean's list = top 30%. To get there requires just a little under a 3.8. Precise numbers were 3.786 in Fall 2005 and 3.765 in Spring 2006 for the College.</p>

<p>Dean's List varies from college to college. Here is the whole listing in case you are curious. <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>