it probably wouldn't be but since we dont have the raw data who knows.

how does this sound

if a school reports a median gpa of 3.6 that means a statistically significant number of individuals got in with a 3.2 as did a number with a 4.0. however, the majority of accepted students might have only had a 3.5 so instead of reporting the mean gpa of 3.5 they report the median gpa of 3.6. I think this tactic would be especially useful with science GPAs. Reporting the mean and not the median can make the school more competitive based on numbers alone.

Think of it if one med school had a mean gpa of 3.4 wed all probably be applying there and the school would be swamped with applications. but if they report the median they can just look like all the rest and maybe the applications would get spread around.

I'm just thinking of this now off the top of my head im sure there is some glaring flaw with my logic i just cant find it

anyone who does gets a cookie