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11 Dec 2023

Harvard's Grade Inflation Peak Raises 'Compression' Concerns

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Since the late 19th century, Harvard has experienced grade inflation, with concerns dating back to 1894. The average GPA escalated notably during the 1960s to deter Vietnam draft and peaked at 3.8 in 2022, sparking conversations about grade compression among staff and students. [Source](