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What is a good class rank for Ivy League admissions?

Hello, I'm a junior in high school trying to get a sense of how important class rank is for Ivy League admissions. My school is pretty competitive, and although I have good grades, I'm not in the top 10% of my class. Is there a certain class rank that Ivy League schools generally prefer or expect? Thanks for any information!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's important to keep in mind that class rank is just one of many factors considered in Ivy League admissions. While a high class rank can be helpful, it's not an absolute requirement, and students outside the top 10% have been accepted into Ivy League schools before.

Given that your school is competitive, your weighted or unweighted GPA, course rigor, and activities also have a significant impact. Admissions officers will take into account how competitive your school is and how you've challenged yourself within that context.

Finally, remember that standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, and extracurriculars all play a role in making you a compelling applicant. A strong application will highlight your strengths and achievements in ways that set you apart. For example, if you're active in community service projects and have standout accomplishments, that might help offset a lower class rank.

Stay focused on what you can control, and keep pursuing opportunities that reflect your passion and interests!

9 months ago

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