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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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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.
 
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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).
 
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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).
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.
 
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dost thou speaketh of general GPA or thy Physics GPA?
 
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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.
Overall. My physics GPA was actually 3.23, but not every college asked for it.
 
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dost thou speaketh of general GPA or thy Physics GPA?
I was actually wondering about both.
 

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