Yale University

 

Fall term.  For 1970 and 1971, average grade awarded; estimated from percent honors, high pass, pass and fail grades.  Average grade awarded, 1972-1978.  Earlier and later years (through 2013) are confidential.

 

Note: In 1978, Dean Martin Griffin said about the cessation (temporary it turned out) of grade inflation, "I don't see how it could have gotten much higher." At the time, 43% of Yales A through F grades were As, a nearly four-fold increase from the grade equivalent to an A in 1963. In 2013, Yale issued a public statement that 62% of its grades were As.  That percentage included all grades, not just A through F.  In 2014, a report (see below) noted that 68.3% of all grades were As in the 2013 Fall semester.  There are only two other schools in our database where the percentage of As exceeds 67%.

 

1970

3.08

1971

3.13

1972

3.11

1973

3.21

1974

3.24

1975

3.25

1976

3.24

1977

3.23

1978

3.23

 

Source:

Women At Yale: A Statistical Profile 1969-1979, Office of Institutional Research, October 1979

Report to Dean Mary Miller from the Ad Hoc Committee on Grading, February 2014, http://yalecollege.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/gradingreport201402.pdf

Internal grade reports