The science GPA for admitted students claiming CA residency for 2009 was 3.58. I would imagine that the BCPM GPA for UCs to be somewhere between 3.6-3.7.I heard for Cali now it is more like a 3.8
I'm not sure if I agree with the easier curve part. I guess it's different for every school and class but if they do have higher curves, it's because the material is actually more demanding.The science GPA for admitted students claiming CA residency for 2009 was 3.58. I would imagine that the BCPM GPA for UCs to be somewhere between 3.6-3.7.
Keep in mind, science GPA is highly variable based on major and courses taken (lower division courses tend to have lower GPAs and stricter curves, science majors tend to have higher science GPAs based on more science classes taken and easier curves in upper division courses, et cetera).
That's not true. You are looking at the MSAR, which represents accepted students not matriculants.I think the medians are more around 3.7 to 3.8 --- unfortunately, while 3.6 isn't crap, it is below the median for many schools.
EDIT: Observing the median gpa is more useful than averages.
By easier curve, I mean the mean grade of the class is higher and the distribution is more generous. At least in several of my undergrad LD courses, no more than 18-20% of the class could recieve any type of A grade. The mean class GPA for these courses was around 2.5-2.8 (higher depending on overall class performance relative to previous classes). Upper level courses tend to have higher grades overall (I know that 70-80% of grades in upper division bio courses were As and Bs on average). This information is school specific and may be different at different schools (to state the obvious), but in my experience, most places tend to follow this model.I'm not sure if I agree with the easier curve part. I guess it's different for every school and class but if they do have higher curves, it's because the material is actually more demanding.