Yale University

 

For 1963, average grade awarded, academic year; estimated from percent honors grades.  For 1967, average grade awarded; estimated from percent honors, high pass, pass and fail grades.  For 1975, average grade awarded, Spring term; estimated from percent A grades.  For 1977, average grade awarded, academic year. For 1981, average grade awarded, academic year; estimated from percent A's and B's awarded.  For 2006 and 2008, average grade awarded, academic year; estimated by calibrating Latin honors cutoffs to deciles from Princeton and Macalester and Latin honors cutoffs from Duke.  Estimated accuracy, 0.05.

 

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."

 

1963

2.56

1967

2.77

1975

3.27

1977

3.31

1981

3.27

2006

3.48

2008

3.51

 

Source:

Yale Daily News, June 2, 1968

Yale Daily News, October 10, 1978

Yale Daily News, December 14, 1978

Yale Daily News, March 28, 1979

Yale Daily News, February 20, 1981

Yale Herald, March 31, 1995

Yale Daily News, September 5, 2007

Yale Daily News, September 16, 2008