Latin honors are awarded to Baccalaureate degree recipients who achieved a high cumulative grade point average (GPA) and completed their school's minimum number of points in residence.

Notes:

  • Effective with the September 2008 graduating class, the GPA cutoffs for each category are determined by the combined GPA distribution from the preceding academic year, all graduation moments included.
  • The cutoff for summa cum laude is the GPA included within the top 5 percent of the previous year's graduating class.
  • The cutoff for magna cum laude is the GPA included within the next 10 percent of the previous year's class.
  • The cutoff for cum laude is the GPA included within the next 15 percent of the previous year's class.
    • For example, the necessary GPA level for summa cum laude for students graduating in September 2008 was based on the GPA cutoff for the top 5 percent of the combined graduates from September 2007, January 2008, and May 2008.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar for information regarding earlier years.

GPA cutoffs for September 2021 to May 2022

  Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
CAS 3.933 3.846 3.734
Gallatin 3.956 3.904 3.823
Liberal Studies 3.971 3.928 3.867
Nursing 3.970 3.874 3.782
SPS 3.933 3.842 3.713
Silver 3.950 3.920 3.823
Steinhardt 3.939 3.873 3.794
Stern 3.906 3.806 3.705
Tandon 3.888 3.769 3.600
Tisch 3.916 3.848 3.776

GPA cutoffs for September 2020 to May 2021

  Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
CAS 3.922 3.825 3.701
Gallatin 3.957 3.875 3.795
Liberal Studies 3.927 3.886 3.843
Nursing 3.949 3.865 3.745
SPS 3.944 3.823 3.684
Silver 3.921 3.89 3.806
Steinhardt 3.933 3.856 3.767
Stern 3.907 3.803 3.691
Tandon 3.883 3.722 3.512
Tisch 3.912 3.835 3.729

GPA cutoffs for September 2019 to May 2020

  Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.919 3.795 3.665
Gallatin 3.951 3.889 3.793
Liberal Studies 3.954 3.864 3.799
Nursing 3.97 3.863 3.744
SPS 3.947 3.843 3.668
Silver 3.987 3.899 3.809

Steinhardt

3.916 3.841 3.747
Stern 3.896 3.798 3.696
Tandon 3.863 3.679 3.492
Tisch 3.903 3.819 3.728

GPA cutoffs for September 2018 to May 2019

  Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.91 3.794 3.663
Gallatin 3.929 3.845 3.764
Liberal Studies 3.959 3.868 3.813
Nursing 3.97 3.872 3.77
SPS 3.907 3.804 3.648
Silver 3.913 3.881 3.814

Steinhardt

3.907 3.821 3.737
Stern 3.887 3.776 3.684
Tandon 3.868 3.707 3.504
Tisch 3.883 3.805 3.7

GPA cutoffs for September 2017 to May 2018

  Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.907 3.794 3.658
Gallatin 3.924 3.843 3.766
Liberal Studies 3.943 3.899 3.817
Nursing 3.930 3.848 3.743
SPS 3.914 3.800 3.630
Silver 4.000 3.840 3.731

Steinhardt

3.905 3.810 3.725
Stern 3.879 3.775 3.672
Tandon 3.838 3.608 3.397
Tisch 3.856 3.780 3.683

GPA cutoffs for September 2016 to May 2017

  Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.907 3.789 3.678
Nursing 3.926 3.833 3.734
Gallatin 3.910 3.830 3.749
Liberal Studies 3.916 3.874 3.821
SPS 3.901 3.806 3.675
Silver 3.865 3.822 3.700

Steinhardt

3.890 3.800 3.705
Stern 3.874 3.767 3.670
Tandon 3.819 3.643 3.421
Tisch School of the Arts 3.870 3.782 3.697

GPA cutoffs for September 2015 to May 2016

  Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.911 3.808 3.676
Nursing 3.930 3.852 3.754
Gallatin 3.930 3.855 3.767
Liberal Studies 3.916 3.817 3.710
SPS 3.928 3.814 3.618
Silver 3.837 3.771 3.708
Steinhardt 3.889 3.794 3.688
Stern 3.860 3.747 3.647
Tandon 3.826 3.597 3.358

GPA cutoffs for September 2014 to May 2015

  Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
Abu Dhabi 3.975 3.887 3.813
CAS 3.895 3.798 3.671
Gallatin 3.922 3.836 3.753
Liberal Studies 3.955 3.854 3.824
Nursing 3.940 3.850 3.743
Polytechnic 3.873 3.662 3.382
SPS 3.952 3.824 3.619
Silver 4.000 3.824 3.6196
SPS 3.952 3.824 3.619
Steinhardt 3.901 3.817 3.714
Stern 3.863 3.742 3.634

GPA cutoffs for September 2013 to May 2014


Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.902 3.789 3.666
Gallatin 3.919 3.836 3.753
Liberal Studies 3.944 3.886 3.816
Nursing 3.944 3.838 3.741

Polytechnic

(May 2014 graduates)*

3.847 3.582 3.384
Silver 3.878 3.818 3.746
SPS 3.953 3.800 3.603
Steinhardt 3.911 3.811 3.703
Stern 3.860 3.733 3.627

* Please note that cutoffs for Polytechnic School of Engineering are effective starting for the May 2014 graduating class. Latin honors for January 2014 and prior graduates were awarded according to previous Polytechnic School of Engineering policy.

GPA cutoffs for September 2012 to May 2013


Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.900 3.805 3.686
Gallatin 3.929 3.847 3.783
Liberal Studies 3.900 3.800 3.700
Nursing 3.892 3.808 3.707
Silver 3.916 3.894 3.782
SPS 3.907 3.787 3.665
Steinhardt 3.913 3.806 3.696
Stern 3.827 3.719 3.623

GPA cutoffs for September 2011 to May 2012


Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.888 3.794 3.669
Gallatin 3.929 3.842 3.759
Liberal Studies 3.900 3.800 3.700
Nursing 3.883 3.803 3.707
Silver 3.846 3.787 3.745
SPS 3.930 3.830 3.668
Steinhardt 3.898 3.807 3.718
Stern 3.840 3.722 3.625

GPA cutoffs for September 2010 to May 2011


Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.898 3.791 3.660
Gallatin 3.917 3.848 3.777
Nursing 3.920 3.814 3.717
Silver 3.949 3.807 3.721
SPS 3.935 3.794 3.607
Steinhardt 3.891 3.809 3.693
Stern 3.834 3.730 3.599

GPA cutoffs for September 2009 to May 2010

Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.892 3.785 3.664
Gallatin 3.933 3.870 3.789
Nursing 3.963 3.872 3.798
Silver 3.974 3.863 3.754
SPS 3.908 3.767 3.619
Steinhardt 3.878 3.804 3.705
Stern 3.833 3.721 3.599

GPA cutoffs for September 2008 to May 2009

Summa
Cum Laude 
Magna
Cum Laude 
Cum Laude
CAS 3.893 3.786 3.650
Gallatin 3.930 3.845 3.765
Nursing 3.949 3.873 3.796
Silver 4.000 3.885 3.835
SPS 3.913 3.767 3.580
Steinhardt 3.881 3.805 3.678
Stern 3.825 3.715 3.573