Stanford University

 

Average grade awarded for academic year, 1917-1948. Estimated from percent grade awarded data for undergraduate classes for 1924, 1926, and 1986-1992.  Estimated for undergraduates from total student numbers for 1968-1995 by calibrating to the post 1986 data for undergraduate and graduate classes and removing the graduate student component.  The Stanford Daily noted in 2001 that grades were up 5% from 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). 2011 comes from extensive student reported grades, primarily from 2011 (includes up to 2014 and “possibly a few years before” 2011) that “skews toward undergraduates;” 64% of those grades were As (A+, A, A-).

 

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

1994

3.42

1995

3.34

2011

3.57

 

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

https://thelittledataset.com/2015/07/31/eduanalytics-101-an-investigation-into-the-stanford-education-space-using-edusalsa-data/

Note: Stanford reintroduced the D & F (NP) in 1995