Harvard University

 

Average grade awarded, undergraduates, for academic year, 1989-2005.  Average GPA of graduating class determined from student surveys, academic year 2014 and 2015.

 

1914,1915, 1963 and 1967 estimated from freshman grades.

1966 and 1975 estimated from percent A's awarded or percent A's and B's combined using formulae derived from grades from other selective admissions liberal arts colleges and universities.

Note: In our analysis of long term grading patterns across the US, we use the percentage of students who made the Dean's List as a proxy for Harvard's GPA from 1920-1949 and 1950-1984. This proxy is an excellent predictor of GPA from 1985-2001 and for 1950.

 

 

 

1889

2.46

1914

2.4

1915

2.4

1950

2.55

1963

2.7

1966

2.8

1967

3.0

1975

3.05

1985

3.17

1986

3.21

1987

3.23

1988

3.24

1989

3.28

1990

3.30

1991

3.30

1992

3.31

1993

3.31

1994

3.33

1995

3.36

1996

3.38

1997

3.38

1998

3.40

1999

3.42

2000

3.41

2001

3.39

2002

3.41

2003

3.42

2004

3.43

2005

3.45

2014

3.64

2015

3.65

 

Source:

American Scholar, v. 45, 1976

Annual Report of the President, 1916

Harvard Crimson April 21, 1890

Harvard Crimson January 8, 1968

Harvard Crimson February 13, 2004

Harvard Crimson August 15, 2005

Harvard Crimson May 09, 2007

http://www.highereducation.org/crosstalk/ct0302/news0702-high_marks.shtml

Lewis, Harry, Excellence Without a Soul, 2006

Office of the Dean

http://features.thecrimson.com/2015/senior-survey/

http://features.thecrimson.com/2016/senior-survey/