Rankings and Honors

Rankings

Three types of rank are computed at the conclusion of each Spring semester:

Cumulative Rank Click to view Cumulative Ranking cutoffs.

Cumulative rank is based upon the cumulative grade point average at the end of the Spring semester and is provided for all students by class year and division ( e.g ., first year day, first year evening, etc.). 

Graduation Rank Click to view Graduation Ranking cutoffs.

Graduation rank is based upon the cumulative grade point average at graduation and is provided for all graduates of the preceding academic year (Spring graduates as well as those who graduated the previous Summer and Fall term). Day and evening divisions are ranked together. 

Annual Rank Click to view Annual Ranking cutoffs.
(Starting in 2008-2009)

Annual rank, starting in the 2008-2009 academic year is determined by class year and division, and is based upon the annual grade point average for the Summer, Fall and Spring terms of a given academic year. To be eligible for an annual rank, a student must attend both the Fall and Spring semesters that year, and in each semester carry the minimum number of units required of his/her division. First year students do not receive an annual rank. 



Percentile Ranking

All percentile rankings will be determined using grade point cut-offs for specific tiers in each group; these tiers are for the top five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty and fifty percent of each class.

Students in the top five percent of each division (Day or Evening) are ranked numerically.

Rankings are available on official and unofficial transcripts ordered from the Office of the Registrar.  Unofficial transcripts viewable on SWS.

 GPA Cutoff Grids

The Grade Point Average (GPA) Cutoff Grids for their respective academic year are available below with the exception of the 2004-2005 through the 2008-2009 academic years. Ranks for these years are only available on transcripts because of the change in the grade system, which affected all grades from the fall 2004 through spring 2010 semesters. 

Cumulative Rankings

Graduation Rankings

Annual Rankings

 

Academic Honors

Academic Honors are based on Cum GPA at graduation, with the exception of Dean's Honor List which is based on Annual GPA for qualifying students entering after 2004 Fall.

Summa Cum Laude Cum GPA at graduation >= 4.23

Magna Cum Laude Cum GPA at graduation >= 4.03

Cum Laude Cum GPA at graduation < 4.03 but ranked in the top 10% of all graduating students


Order of the Coif  ranked in the top 10% of all graduating students

Dean's Honor List

Description

Annual GPA
For students entering after 2004 Fall  >= 3.83
For students entering after 2001 Fall  >= 85.00
For students prior to Fall 2001  >= 83.00