geno2568

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
Apr 16, 2006
408
0
34
Ithaca, NY
Status
Pre-Medical
I was just wondering, what are the standard deviations for all the GPA means that we see in MSAR/etc?

I'm a 3.5 (both bcpm and ao) and a 39, and I was wondering which is the greater deviation for some of the schools I'm applying to.
 

Creightonite

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jun 26, 2003
705
5
Visit site
Status
standart deviation means that most of the applicants falls within the range thye are giving. So if they list 3.5 with st.dev. 0.2, it mean that most of the people they accepted had GPAs between 3.3 and 3.7 Of course there are "outliers" which do not fall in this range but they must be assumed to be rare. That's how I understand this.
 
OP
geno2568

geno2568

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
Apr 16, 2006
408
0
34
Ithaca, NY
Status
Pre-Medical
no no....i'm not asking what a standard dev is...i'm asking for the actual values of the standard devs (or, approximations)
 
About the Ads

legobikes

bikes made of lego
10+ Year Member
Jul 3, 2006
242
4
Status
Medical Student
geno2568 said:
no no....i'm not asking what a standard dev is...i'm asking for the actual values of the standard devs (or, approximations)
bet they're not much more than .25
 

TCIrish03

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
2+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
May 14, 2006
320
0
38
Status
Non-Student
In a normal distribution, 1 standard deviation from the mean is about 68% of the total, 2 standard deviations is 95%, and I think 3 is about 99%. One of the only things i remember from stats.

A GPA of 3.3 sounds like it would be within 1 std. dev, a 3.0 would be about 95%, and I guess anyone under a 3.0 would be the few 2%-3% of matriculants. Sounds about right, would be nice to have some hard numbers though

legobikes said:
bet they're not much more than .25
 
About the Ads