NUS PROF GIVES STUDENT THE “HARD TRUTH” – WELCOME TO THE “REAL” WORLD

“The mean reported GPA for Harvard University’s class of 2015 is 3.64, just below an A-” – The Harvard Crimson

“The average CAP at NUS is about 3.4, which is approximately a B” – NUS Provost Blog

This raises a serious issue for NUS students – with the heavy grade inflation from all the world’s top universities, we have seen many companies impose a minimum expected academic grade of a Second Upper Honours or Magna Cum Laude equivalent for job applicants. Yet, given how our average grade in NUS is a full 2 grades lower than those of top universities, how are we expected to compete fairly with these applicants?

Associate professor at National University of Singapore Ben Leong’s reply?

Most of you are not going to make it into Harvard. Deal with it.

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