I was just looking at few stats and noticed that the average GPA is increasing.

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For example, back in 2004, the average gpa of a successful applicant was 3.62 and for 2007, the average gpa of a successful applicant was 3.73. Yikes! Do you think that the average will keep on increasing or will it reach a plateau? Apparently, the average is increasing because more and more applicants are applying as opposed to the believe that more people are getting smarter. Or maybe, I could be wrong. Oh boy, oh boy, I cant wait till the average becomes 3.9999!! Well, back to my question, do you think the average will increase (say, by 2011)?
 

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Increase in applicants, won't continue to climb much further.

Either everyone has 3.73s or there's a balance between the range of gpas.

Problem with the latter is that after 3.75 or so it's nearly impossible.
 
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I'm not sure where you got your numbers from, but they're a little off.

http://www.aamc.org/data/facts/2008/2008mcatgpa.htm

At this point, it seems to be a linear relationship, but eventually it will level off. I think 3.75~3.80 seems to be a good range for that.
That blows my mind. Im glad Im not applying in about 5-10 years. Even though my gpa is up there, it will be so incredibly hard to get in because so many applicants will have the same numbers!
 

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I think you should look at GPA trends decade to decade. Or not care at all.

You either apply and get in or you dont do either.
 
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