The change has been frequently referred to as a policy of “grade deflation,” and since the shift, some have speculated that the tough standards have hurt Princeton’s admissions yield. This fall, Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber announced that the school will review its grading policy.
Yale has initiated its own discussion about grading policies in the last year, forming an ad hoc committee on the subject. In a review last spring, that committee found that 62 percent of grades awarded at Yale College from 2010 to 2012 were in the A-range.
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This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
CORRECTION: May 26, 2017
A previous version of this article misspelled the name of Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber.
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