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Roughly 79 percent of the grades awarded at Yale University in the 2022–23 academic year were A’s or A-minuses, according to a new report by a Yale economics professor, published by The New York Times.

That’s more than a 20 percent increase since 2010–11, when just over 67 percent of all grades were A’s or A-minuses. But it’s still a decline from the peak pandemic years of 2020–21 and 2021–22, when the share of top grades was nearly 82 percent and 80 percent, respectively. (The 2019–20 academic year was not included in the study because most classes were offered pass-fail.)

During that same period, from 2010–11 to 2022–23, the share of B’s and lower fell from 17.4 percent to 11.3 percent.

The distribution of top grades differed by discipline; while 52.4 percent of economics grades and 55 percent of math grades were A’s or A-minuses, 80 percent of history and 81 percent of English grades were.

According to the report, the average GPA at Yale has also risen, from 3.6 in 2013–14 to 3.7 last year.