- What American unversities and colleges are notorious for grade inflation?
- Which ones are known for having grade deflation?
- Is there some sort of scale that admissions offices use when trying to make an apples to apples comparison of two different schools with different grade inflation reputations?
The elite schools are known for grade inflation: Harvard and Princeton come immediately to mind.
I don't know of any with deflation, but the service academies are famous for hard grading. UC Berkeley's engineering program also has a tough reputation.
There isn't a set scale to my knowledge, but the experienced admissions people do know that a 3.2 from West Point means a lot more than a 3.2 from Harvard College.
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