Which colleges have the most grade inflation? (undergrad)

In high school and trying to decide on a school, don't wanna get stuck with a bad gpa. Please rank the best colleges by grade inflation, thanks!

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Oct 16, 2020 - 9:07am

If you're not looking for a lot of competition, I'd look at private schools. Schools like Michigan and UVA might be solid targets, but there's still a lot of competition and you might be better off at Brown like people said. On the flipside, stay away from UChicago and Princeton.

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  • Analyst 1 in PE - Growth
Oct 19, 2020 - 11:10pm

One thing to note is that while some schools are known for grade deflation/inflation, that isn't necessarily true for all departments. e.g. Princeton is a commonly cited example for grade deflation, but their average gpas in the humanities or even social sciences are fairly average (3.5-3.6 range) while the average gpa in natural sciences is somewhat low (3.3)

  • Analyst 2 in Consulting
Nov 10, 2020 - 5:52pm

Very inflated grading, barring a few upper level courses. It's a running joke across the entire Penn campus how easy the Wharton courses are. 

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