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Has any university ever required perfect grades for admission?

Asked by talljasperman (21739points) January 26th, 2014

If so what field was it in… My guess it was engineering.

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elbanditoroso's avatar

You need to be clearer on what you mean. Do you mean minimum GPA from high school was every having straight A?

I’m not clear on what your question is really asking.

talljasperman's avatar

@elbanditoroso High school average of a perfect 100% to move on to university. Some universities have a high admissions average for engineering of 90% but I want to know what would happen if a university had a perfect score only admissions average for each student to be accepted into any program?

dxs's avatar

I’ve never heard of it.

gailcalled's avatar

Very competitive colleges and universities in the US routinely turn away hundreds of applicants with 4.0 GPAs and perfect SAT or ACT scores.

zenvelo's avatar

It takes damn near perfect to get into the University of California Berkeley.

From 2012 -2013 admissions:

• The admitted class remains very strong academically, with an average unweighted GPA (4.0 scale) of 3.89. The average weighted GPA (which includes additional points for Advanced Placement classes) is 4.36.

That means that some students did not have straight A’s but received slightly lower grade in an AP class (University Level difficulty) which is why the weighted average is more than 4.3

4.3 is what you get for an A+.

Lower grades for some are offset by exceptional talents or demonstrated abilities, such as drama, sports, or musical talent.

downtide's avatar

It’s very common in the UK for premium universities to require perfect scores (3 As or 4 As) on popular courses. Even back in the mid 1980s when I was applying for university, some of the psychology courses I was looking at were asking for 3 As before they would even consider you, and then you’d have to take their own admission test as well.

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Inspired_2write's avatar

Since universities are more into gaining a students money on a long term..they would take anyone with the means to pad their paycheques. They make more money ( investment) on the failing student since he returns repeating , until he reaches his goal. (thus stck in the system).

gailcalled's avatar

Do you have any data to support that statement?

talljasperman's avatar

@gailcalled I think she means me when I was allowed to stay an extra year in university after having a break down then failing me , the university raked in $12,500 a year for two years from me. I used the university as a homeless shelter , or a psychiatric ward, with more books.

talljasperman's avatar

Kobayashi Maru is the only way I can get back to university. Unless I can save $20,000.

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