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Average UW Grades by Department

Grade tables present average grades within academic departments. Average grades for undergraduates (class ranks 1-4) and graduate/professional students (class ranks 8-14) are presented in separate documents.

  • by course level
  • for courses within and outside of students' declared majors

Differences across departments may be due to a variety of factors. Students in various curricula may differ in ability and courses may vary in difficulty. Differences exist in the restriction of admission to various majors and abilities of students attracted to them. Differences no doubt also exist in departmental cultures regarding the meaning of grades, in general, and the meaning of low grades, in particular.

Average Grades by Department