Academic Information

 

Academic Honors and Scholarly Categories

2013-2014 Academic Year

Class of 2015

MID-YEAR RANK *
Based on FALL 2013 Cumulative Average
Cut-off point for top 5% 3.79
Cut-off point for top 10% 3.70
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.66
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.58
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.54
Cut-off point for top one-third 3.46

* This rank includes only second-year students who have completed at
least three semesters at BU Law.

2012-2013 Academic Year

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Class of 2013

Honors & GRADE CUT-OFF POINTS -
Based on Third Year Cumulative Average
Cut-off point for summa cum laude
and top 1%
3.94
Cut-off point for top 5% 3.80
Cut-off point for magna cum laude
and top 10%
3.74
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.69
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.65
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.61
Cut-off point for cum laude
and top one-third
3.56

Note: 3.94 represents the cut-off point for those eligible for summa cum laude,
namely those graduating with a cumulative average within the top 1% of the
graduating class. However, the faculty is not obliged to award such an honor.
Therefore, students may not represent a GPA close to 3.94 is a GPA close to
summa cum laude; rather, such students may only represent that their GPA is
close to the top 1% of the class.

Scholarly Categories & GRADE CUT-OFF POINTS -
Based on Third Year Average Only
Cut-off point for top 5% 4.00
Cut-off point for Edward F. Hennessey
Distinguished Scholars and top 15 students
3.99
Cut-off point for Edward F. Hennessey
Scholars and top 10%
3.92
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.88
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.83
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.79
Cut-off point for top one-third 3.73

 

Class of 2014

MID-YEAR RANK *
Based on FALL 2012 Cumulative Average
Cut-off point for top 10% 3.66
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.55
Cut-off point for top one-third 3.48

* This rank includes only second-year students who have completed at
least three semesters at BU Law.

Based on SECOND Year Cumulative Average
Cut-off point for top 5% 3.74
Cut-off point for top 10% 3.70
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.65
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.63
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.58
Cut-off point for top one-third 3.51

 

Scholarly Categories -
Based on SECOND Year Average Only
Cut-off point for top 5% 3.89
Cut-off point for Paul J. Liacos
Distinguished Scholars and top 15 students
3.88
Cut-off point for Paul J. Liacos
Scholars and top 10%
3.81
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.77
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.74
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.69
Cut-off point for top one-third 3.61

 

Class of 2015

Scholarly Categories - FIRST YEAR BY SECTION
  A B C
Cut-off point for top 5% 3.85 3.81 3.77
Cut-off point for G. Joseph Tauro
Distinguished Scholars and top 5 students
3.85 3.77 3.74
Cut-off point for G. Joseph Tauro
Scholars and top 10%
3.80 3.73 3.73
Cut-off point for top 15% 3.63 3.60 3.70
Cut-off point for top 20% 3.58 3.55 3.62
Cut-off point for top 25% 3.51 3.50 3.57
Cut-off point for top one-third 3.49 3.44 3.52

 

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