A significant percentage of the Harvard University Class of 2015 graduated with an A- GPA or better, according to a new survey from student newspaper The Harvard Crimson.
For years, Harvard has been the subject of grade inflation suspicions, which this new survey seems to fuel.
“Over half the respondents reported a GPA of at least 3.67, the cutoff for an A- average,” The Crimson reports. Around half of Harvard’s Class of 2015 — 760 students — responded to The Crimson’s survey.
However, 72% of respondents “think grade inflation is not much of a problem or not a problem at all at Harvard.”
The Crimson reported in 2013 that the university’s Dean of Undergraduate Education told a meeting of faculty members that “The most frequently awarded grade in Harvard College is actually a straight A.”
The data used to determine this was based on information from fall 2012 and several preceding semesters, according to The Crimson.
The dean also reportedly confirmed to the assembled faculty that, “The median grade in Harvard College is indeed an A-.”
Check out the full Harvard Class of 2015 survey at The Harvard Crimson >>
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