Our Grading Curve
Widener Law’s rigorous grading curve is designed to ensure grading consistency while avoiding grade inflation. We encourage employers to keep these difficult grading standards in mind when evaluating applicants from Widener.

Widener’s Grading Curve
In first year classes, professors must assign marks so that the average grade for a course is between a 2.3 and a 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, and the grading curve for upper level courses is only slightly more lenient. Widener’s rigorous grading system instills the work ethic students need to excel in today’s legal marketplace.

Widener’s Ranking Policy
Our ranking policy provides potential employers with a meaningful basis for comparison between students. We publish grade point average equivalents in 5 percent increments through the top 50 percent of each class, as well as the grade point average equivalents in thirds. Only students in the top 25 percent of their class are assigned an individual numeric ranking.