Grades & Quartiles
Students and alumni of the University of Minnesota Law School represent an elite, talented and well-rounded population of professionals. We draw a talented, diverse student body from every part of the United States and numerous countries. Our alumni work in every state and in more than 53 countries around the globe, serving as active mentors for our students.
The Law School has a standard distribution for grades in order to prevent grade inflation. For first year courses, the average (mean) of all grades in a given course must fall between a 3.000 (“B”) and a 3.333 (“B+”). The same curve is encouraged for upper division lecture courses.
For information about Honors, please visit Academic Policies.