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  1. Apr 17, 2009 #1
    I am now a junior in physics and will be applying to graduate schools in the next year and a half. I've been curious about what kind of GPA that most strong graduate programs would consider to be a respectable GPA. Unfortunately, no one has been able to give me a straight answer to this question yet - not even a ballpark. Would anyone have a good idea about this?
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  3. Apr 17, 2009 #2
    It depends on your definition of strong. Most graduate programs want to see a 3.5 or higher physics GPA, but the top programs want something close to 4.0.
  4. Apr 18, 2009 #3
    I think many grad programs would be satisfied with less than a 3.5 GPA. I got accepted to four colleges with a 3.45 GPA. I don't know if these colleges are "strong" by your definition (the most reputable was probably SUNY-Stony Brook).
  5. Apr 18, 2009 #4
    Was 3.45 your physics GPA or overall GPA? I was also wondering what kind of grades they would expect to see in physics alone.
  6. Apr 18, 2009 #5
    dost thou speaketh of general GPA or thy Physics GPA?
  7. Apr 18, 2009 #6
    Overall. My physics GPA was actually 3.23, but not every college asked for it.
  8. Apr 18, 2009 #7
    I was actually wondering about both.
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