Stanford University

 

Average grade awarded for academic year, 1917-1948. Estimated from percent grade awarded data for undergraduate classes for 1986-1992.  Estimated for undergraduates from total student numbers for 1968-1982 by calibrating to the post 1986 data for undergraduate and graduate classes and removing the graduate student component. 

 

Note: Stanford stopped making grading data public in the mid-1990s.  The Stanford Daily noted in 2001 that grades were up 5% for the previous decade, which would suggest an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 at around the year 2000.  The Daily noted in 2006 that the All Greek GPA was 3.55.  In comparison at Johns Hopkins and Northwestern, All Greek GPAs were essentially identical to undergraduate GPAs in 2006 and 2007, as were All Greek GPAs at Washington University in 2007 and 2008.  Given this information, past trends at Stanford, and current trends at similar universities, the estimate for Stanford's GPA in 2005 is listed below as 3.55.

 

 

1917

2.48

1918

2.45

1919

2.56

1920

2.46

1921

2.47

1922

2.48

1923

2.49

1924

2.50

1925

2.50

1926

2.49

1927

2.53

1928

2.55

1929

2.55

1930

2.51

1931

2.55

1932

2.56

1933

2.55

1934

2.52

1935

2.48

1936

2.48

1937

2.52

1938

2.52

1939

2.57

1940

2.53

1941

2.53

1942

2.55

1943

2.60

1944

2.60

1945

2.57

1946

2.58

1947

2.60

1968

2.98

1973

3.37

1975

3.28

1978

3.28

1980

3.27

1982

3.24

1986

3.30

1988

3.34

1990

3.37

1992

3.40

2005

3.55

 

Source:

Annual Report of the President of Stanford University, Volumes 1917/1918-1947/1948

http://collections.stanford.edu/universitypublications/bin/browse/field/list?field=titleBrowse

Faculty Senate Documents

Stanford Daily October 14, 2001

Stanford Daily March 10, 2006