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Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:22 pm
by kckool7
ColtsFan88 wrote:
3|ink wrote:Anyone have any recent GULC data points?

I can give you top 33, 15, 10%

But they don't release the mean, for whatever stupid reason.

If anyone can figure this out without the mean, I would be appreciative:

Top 33: 3.43
Top 15: 3.62
Top 10: 3.70
My GPA: 3.39

So I'm not a math major (obviously...if I were, I'd probably be employed rather than in law skool) but it seems to me that given these data points, one could construct the entire curve. Would anyone good at this be willing to do that? I'm sure it would be helpful to a lot of people, this is one of the biggest law schools in the country.

Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:47 am
by Vincent
kckool7 wrote:
ColtsFan88 wrote:
3|ink wrote:Anyone have any recent GULC data points?

I can give you top 33, 15, 10%

But they don't release the mean, for whatever stupid reason.

If anyone can figure this out without the mean, I would be appreciative:

Top 33: 3.43
Top 15: 3.62
Top 10: 3.70
My GPA: 3.39

So I'm not a math major (obviously...if I were, I'd probably be employed rather than in law skool) but it seems to me that given these data points, one could construct the entire curve. Would anyone good at this be willing to do that? I'm sure it would be helpful to a lot of people, this is one of the biggest law schools in the country.


Not without assuming lots of things (e.g. a normal distribution to grading, as opposed to skewness). A Bayesian approach could be more helpful here, but then your choice of prior is oh-so-critical, and I'd want to read up more on Georgetown before doing that.

Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:50 pm
by CourCour
I'd like to know what top 5% mark for GULC is. Here's the recommended grading curve it that somehow helps.

A 12%
A- 19%
B+ 28%
B 31%*
B- }
C+ }
C }
C- }5-10%*
D }
F }

Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:49 pm
by kckool7
CourCour wrote:I'd like to know what top 5% mark for GULC is. Here's the recommended grading curve it that somehow helps.

A 12%
A- 19%
B+ 28%
B 31%*
B- }
C+ }
C }
C- }5-10%*
D }
F }

Pretty sure that 5-10% is for a B-, not that entire range. Anything below a B- is going to be discretionary, and quite rare. If someone is going to figure this out, it'd probably be best to assume that 7% or so are getting a 2.7 in a given class, rather than a 2.0 or something. In any event, top 5% I can't say, but GULC does publish some numbers. Top 10% seems to be around a 3.7 for 1L with slight variances by section. I'd estimate top 5% is 3.75-3.8.

Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:07 pm
by First Offense
UVA's class rank estimator just got a hell of a lot more accurate.

Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:04 pm
by BizBro
Anyone have median and another known % at NYU?

Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:29 pm
by gwillhunting
Median = 3.02

Top 10% = 3.65

400 Students

I have a 3.91 and it says top 3.5 %

I feel like that would be closer to top 1 or 2% though?

Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:03 pm
by EzraFitz
gwillhunting wrote:Median = 3.02

Top 10% = 3.65

400 Students

I have a 3.91 and it says top 3.5 %

I feel like that would be closer to top 1 or 2% though?

It's going to depend on the clumping. The math is right for it to be top 3.5%, but I'm assuming that the top 10% grades probably clump closer to 3.75 rather than 3.9ish, so you're probably correct.

Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:41 pm
by jk148706
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Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:42 pm
by ontopoftheworld
has anyone went from 60% in first semester to Top 20% by the end of the year (fall + spring gpa combined)?
Is this possible? mathematically.

Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:59 pm
by clshopeful
so is this calc generally accurate? Anyone weigh in from using it before getting grades back that has compared it to actual rank?

Re: Class Rank Estimator

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:21 pm
by lavarman84
clshopeful wrote:so is this calc generally accurate? Anyone weigh in from using it before getting grades back that has compared it to actual rank?


Was generally close but a few spots lower than my rank.