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What's considered a good class rank for Ivy League applications?

Hi everyone! I'm curious about what class rank is generally competitive for Ivy League admission. Is there a specific percentage that I should aim for to increase my chances of getting accepted? Thanks for the help!

9 months ago

Hey there! Congrats on aspiring to attend an Ivy League institution! When it comes to class rank, Ivy League universities generally look for students who perform consistently at the top of their class. These schools are some of the most academically rigorous in the country, so they need to see that you'll be able to hold your own in such a competitive environment. While there isn't a specific percentage set in stone, most successful applicants are within the top 5% or even top 1% of their graduating class.

That being said, it's important to remember that class rank is just one element of your application. Even if you're valedictorian, that unfortunately doesn't guarantee you admission at schools as competitive as those found in the Ivy League. But of course, the higher your rank, the more likely you are to be accepted, so if there's ever any extra credit opportunities or other chances to boost your grades, you should definitely take advantage of them.

Best of luck!

9 months ago

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