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Harvard College

Distribution of 8,969 Grades, Elementary Courses

PSM V78 D399 Harvard college grade distribution of elementary courses.png

credit (A) is from one per cent, in English to thirty-five per cent, in Greek. The range of grade B is from eleven per cent, in English, zoology, engineering and astronomy to thirty-three per cent, in fine arts. Grade C shows a minimum of eighteen per cent, in mathematics and a maximum of fifty-two per cent, in English. Grade D ranges from ten to thirty-one; grade E, from one to twenty-one. Courses with fewer than one hundred students are omitted, as the smaller courses are not fairly comparable in a single year with the larger ones on a percentage basis.

Still further to safeguard our comparisons, the intermediate and