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How much do colleges care about class rank?

Hi everyone, my school actually ranks students by GPA. I'm currently ranked 25 out of 300, and I'm worried that this might negatively affect my chances of admission at highly competitive schools. How heavily do colleges weight class rank in their decisions? Thank you all!

9 months ago

Hi there! Congrats on your hard work so far - being ranked 25 out of 300 is an achievement. While it's true that some highly competitive schools do look at class rank as part of their overall evaluation, it's important to remember that the college admissions process is holistic and considers many factors.

Colleges consider the strength of your curriculum, your grades, test scores (if applicable), extracurricular activities, recommendations, and essays, among other things. Although your class rank is just one of those factors, it's your entire application package that truly matters.

For example, if you show passion and dedication in a certain area through your extracurricular activities, this can help colleges see your potential, even if you're not ranked at the very top of your class. So, don't stress too much about your current class rank and focus on building a well-rounded application. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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