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These terms are called ''Latin honors'' and are used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. Summa is the highest, referring to having a total grade point average close to 4.0.

Here is a list of Latin honors, in order of increasing level of honor:

  • "cum laude" (Latin for "with honor")
  • "magna cum laude" (Latin for "with great honor")
  • "summa cum laude" (Latin for "with highest honor")

By GPA: Graduation with honors 'cum laude' requirements can vary but in general: GPA for cum laude - 3.5 to 3.74

GPA for magna cum laude - 3.75 to 3.99

GPA for summa cum laude - 4.0+.

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Q: What does it mean to graduate 'magna cum laude' or 'summa cum laude'?
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What does it mean to graduate magna cum laude?

This Latin phrase meaning to graduate with great praise, is above cum laude (with praise) and below summa cum laude (with the greatest praise).

What does it mean to graduate 'magna cum laude' or 'summa cum laude?

Typically, there are three levels of honors ( mostly reserved for undergraduate coursework). The three are noted below from lowest to highest. * Cum Laude * Magna Cum Laude * Summa Cum Laude (highest honors) The requirements may differ slightly particular to the specific college or university.

What does it mean to graduate magna cum laude or summa cum laude?

There are three common honors for academic performance particular to colleges and universities. They are as follows from lowest to highest.cum laudemagna cum laudesumma cum laude (highest honors)

What does it mean to graduate with a GPA magna cum laude?


What does it mean to graduate with degree honor with high distinction?

It means you have achieved excellent academic performance. There are three common levels of distinction as follows from lowest to highest. * cum laude * magna cum laude * summa cum laude (highest honors)

What does the laude mean in magna cum laude?


What does magna cum laude mean?

If you mean MAGNA CUM LAUDE, the answer is "with great noise" or "shouting", using the preposition CUM, meaning "with", the adjective MAGN-US-A-UM, meaning "great", and the word Lauda, meaning "noise".There are three common academic honors bestowed on students as a result of academic level of achievement as indicated below from lowest to highest.cum laude (with praise)magna cum laude (with great praise)summa cum laude (with highest praise)

What does summa cum laude mean?

with the highest honor (praise)summa- highestcum- withlaude- honor or praise

What does summa mean in latin?

"Summa" can mean several things, including "sum" or "quantity." In various phrases it can mean "high" or "supreme." Some diplomas of outstanding graduates show "Summa cum laude" for "with high praise."

Does Summa Cum Laude mean that person is the top one in that class?

Yes. It means you have at least a 4.0.

What was Barack Obama's class rank at Harvard Law School?

We do not rank students at HLS. The student with the top GPA is awarded a prize, the rare student who gets mostly A+s is awarded summa cum laude, there are many years where no one obtains this degree. However, one can infer from his magna cum laude degree that he was in the top 10% of his class. His position on the law review could mean he was high within that 10% bracket. But there is actually a way to know where he ranks from #1 through 10%. Magna cum laude is awarded to the top 20% of graduating students. Summa cum laude is awarded to the top 4-5% of graduates. But when Barack Obama graduated from Harvard Law School no one had graduated Summa cum Laude from Harvard in decades and no one graduated Summa cum Laude that year (when he graduated), either. Barack Obama graduated Magna cum Laude and had the highest GPA of anyone graduating from Harvard Law School that year. Therefore he received a prize for having the highest GPA. Some of Obama's classmates who also graduated that year have publicly stated that Obama won the prize for having the highest GPA in the class.

Does magna cum laude mean you are number one in your class?

NO: "Magna cum laude" is a latin phrase which means "with great honour/praise".It is a "Latin honour", which are usually given to undergraduate students to distinguish the highest performing students.There are three tiers of Latin honours:Cum laude: with honour/praiseMagna cum laude: with great honour/praiseSumma cum laude: with the highest honour/praise (this is the honour given to the top performing student)

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