netringer: Frank N Stein: Or this guy:[img.fark.net image 410x289]Sure, but if he really a good law student he would have made Law Review.
NetOwl: Unless enrollment is growing extremely quickly, we can expect the average student to be better and better with time, since the population is growing, so there are going to be more top students filling those spots in school.Perhaps this isn't as true at the top, though, since those schools already only take the best of the best (plus some token athletes).I don't have a problem with Harvard students getting slightly inflated grades. They face much tougher competition for their grades than State U. students face, and I suspect that nearly all of them would dominate the grade curve at a school ranked between 50 and 100. If they had the chance to go up against students at schools with even lower ranks, it would be a massacre.Put the students from the lower-tier schools into Harvard classes, where basic competence is assumed, and you'll see those student flunk out, quickly.
Tigger: HighZoolander: MyRandomName: hervatski: Maybe we're all just getting smarter?According to standardized testing, nope.Well clearly those standardized tests weren't administered by Harvard.People have been getting steadily smarter for a century. It's called the Flynn effect.
Target Builder: If you have your pick of the most motivated, ambitious and academically gifted students from all over the world you should generally expect them to do well.
DjangoStonereaver: Doesn't see a problem:[www.nndb.com image 243x307]Nor does he:[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x281]
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