11 months ago
Admissions Advice

Does a college see my application in conjunction with those from my same school?

Do universities see my application and compare them to other people from my school or do they just compare applications based on major? I have this question because many people from my school are applying to my top choice and I don't know if I should worry that I may not be accepted because of their superior applications. (I am an international student) Thanks!


Earn karma by helping others:

1 karma for each ⬆️ upvote on your answer, and 20 karma if your answer is marked accepted.

1 answer

Accepted Answer
11 months ago

Hi! I've never heard of colleges comparing you to others from your school. I know a lot of the better schools in the US (I'm assuming that's what you're asking about) do ask for your school report which basically just states your ranking in your class, the ranking/rigor of your school, and some other things too. Superior applications from any state or country can decrease your chances of getting in, depending on where you stand as a student/their applications. You'll be compared to other students applying based on major, not your school.


Community Guidelines

To keep this community safe and supportive:

  1. Be kind and respectful!
  2. Keep posts relevant to college admissions and high school.
  3. Don’t ask “chance-me” questions. Use CollegeVine’s chancing instead!

How karma works