Note: accuracy 0.04). We know grade inflation has been added to the curriculum. For a more detailed response, search this sub; I answered it more comprehensively the last time it was asked, a few months ago. I graduated quite awhile back --90s -- and most of my colleagues received Cs, Ds and Fs in the difficult courses. I think the same went for all the engineering and natural science majors. Average What causes grade inflation? “The logical conclusion of the current drift is that by 2061, 100 per cent of people [will] get Firsts,” says Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham. When I was there in the early 1970s, Rice had a policy that all grades were to be awarded along a Bell curve ( normal distribution) and that at least 50% of all grades should be in the minus 1 sigma to plus 1 sigma section and be labeled a C. Perhaps Rice was ashamed at having so much grade inflation over such a short period of time that they didn't want anyone seeing that anymore. Bath Spa University and the University of Chichester jointly award the lowest proportion at 15 per cent. I certainly don't feel any inflation in my classes lmao, Edit: Almost certainly no deflation btw, also a current MechE so my answer may not reflect other majors and schools. I graduated quite awhile back --90s -- and most of my colleagues received Cs, Ds and Fs in the difficult courses. Overall though, I can't say for sure. would you say that rice is harsh on grading, easy, or for the most part fair (handing out a fair amount of As to the kids that study but are not necessarily geniuses)? Generally speaking, there is some inflation, but it's not as ridiculous as at some other schools. Working Group on Grade Inflation. There is considerable evidence to suggest that ‘degree algorithms’ (which translate the marks achieved by students during their degree into a final classification) are contributing to grade inflation. Graduate Study at Rice University Located on a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is widely known as one of America's leading research universities. The social scene has a lot of variety and you should be able to find your crowd eventually. Some have much newer buildings than others. If there is grade inflation at Rice I'm sorely disappointed. I think Rice is pretty decent about not inflating grades too much. Rice tries very hard, and has for years, to try and contain grade inflation. Fostering diversity and an intellectual environment, Rice University is a comprehensive research university located on a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Texas. I think my graduating GPA was 3.1 and I was proud of it at the time. Rice University . We know grade inflation has been added to the curriculum. Estimated from cumulative GPA, all undergraduates, 1984. Are you asking the current inflation rate of grades? Estimated from Latin Honors cutoffs for graduates, 2009-2015, based on calibrations to Duke, Macalester, and Yale data and 2005-2008 overlap with 1999-2008 Rice average grade data (estimated accuracy 0.04). What I do remember seeing was the average GPA university-wide increased by 0.5 points, from about 3.0 to about 3.5, from about 2004 to about 2009. and 2005-2008 overlap with 1999-2008 Rice average grade data (estimated Liberal Arts is more complicated since much of the grading on papers has a larger subjective element. Estimated from cumulative GPA, all undergraduates, 1984. Failing meant failing. #%%*!?} Rice produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking. hokie10 28 replies 20 threads Junior Member. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the riceuniversity community, Press J to jump to the feed. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts.