I’m conflicted on whether or not to report my class rank to the Ivy League schools I’m applying to. Any help is appreciated.
For context, I’m ranked 42/692 or within the top 6% of my graduating class. My high school is ranked the top non magnet public school in Texas on US News, but it’s no Exeter or Andover.
On the common app, I have the option to simply report that I’m in the top decile, or I could specify my specific rank. Is it worth specifying that I’m 42/692, or is this rank too weak?
6% is a great rank. Be proud, report it. If it was 11%, I'd probably not report it to Ivies.
I don't think the rank is weak. Out of 600 students, you're 42! That is great. You should report it. Don't look at it as a disadvantage either, be proud that you're in the top 6 percent. If you have confidence in numbers, they will too.
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