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Honors at Graduation

The following honors are given at graduation:

  • Summa Cum Laude: GPA of 3.9 or above.
  • Magna Cum Laude: The top 5% of the class (with the exception that students in this category with a GPA of 3.9 or above will receive the honor of Summa Cum Laude).
  • Cum Laude: The top 10% of the class, with the exception of those students who receive Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum Laude honors.
  • Dean's Honors: The top 35% of the class, with the exception of those students who receive Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude honors.

If there is a tie of GPAs at the cutoff for any category of recipients, everyone with that GPA shall be included in the category, even if the percentage of the category ends up larger than listed above.