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How do colleges look at class rank?

Hello everyone! I'm a junior in high school and curious about how colleges view class rank. My school ranks students, but I'm not in the top 10%. Will this hurt my chances of getting into a competitive college? Thank you for any insight you can provide!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking about college admissions early. When it comes to class rank, colleges consider it as one piece of the puzzle in evaluating your application. While it's true that being in the top 10% can be helpful, not being in it doesn't automatically hurt your chances of getting into a competitive college. Admissions officers take a holistic approach and look at various factors like your GPA, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation. Remember, each college has its own priorities and preferences when it comes to evaluating applicants. Some might place more emphasis on class rank, while others may focus more on other factors. The best thing you can do is to continue working hard, maintain a strong GPA, and engage in meaningful extracurricular activities. When it's time to apply to colleges, consider a range of schools, including reach, target, and safety options. Best of luck in your college journey!

9 months ago

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