Importance of class rank

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  1. jl2012

    jl2012 Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I was just wondering how big of a factor class rank is in getting accepted to an academy? I'm ranked 7/28 (very small school) but my cumulative GPA is 3.952. I've only had 2 Bs in high school but those pushed me back a far ways.

    Thanks.
     
  2. USMA2016

    USMA2016 Appointee - Class of 2016

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    it's around 30% of your whole candidate score. It's important because it shows your academic success relative to your immediate peers.
     
  3. jonafox94

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    I think that the calss ranking is important but the people reviewing your application and see that you have a very small class yet and a very high. I am in the same boat as you im 11 out of 43 in an advanced school. They know that school size factors in.
     
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    I also hear they adjust your class rank based off of the school's competitiveness. The metric they use for competitiveness is the % of students that go off to college.
     
  5. jonafox94

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    haha my school actually has a 100% college acceptance rate. Everyone that has ever graduated here has gone to college. But I'm just a hopeful candidate just like you so dont really take my word for it. I'm just giving my opion. I'm excited for September there is always a chance we can get an LOA and although thats not my goal it would sure be nice to have one.
     
  6. Pima

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    100% selection rate is great, but it isn't just that simple.

    They look at the breakdown of Ivy, Private, Public, IS/OOS, selectivity of the colleges, etc.

    So if you are top 25% and only 10% go Ivy it would be different than you are top 10% and 25% go Ivy.

    They also look at the rigor of your course curriculum. If they have 10 APs and you took 2, it will make an impact, not necessarily in a good way.

    Finally they look at the gpa scale for grades. 7 point, 10 point, weighting of Honors/AP/IB.

    SAs are like traditional colleges, so when you do your Plan B realize that the colleges may follow this same format regarding your school profile.
     
  7. jl2012

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    Well my guess is that about 95% of people from my school go on to college. Most go to local public or private colleges with a few going ivy.

    And fellow candidates, how far along are you in the application process? I feel so behind.
     
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    i have completed everything except getting a nomination now im just hopeful for september and a nomination
     
  9. krovax

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    Your class rank number itself is important but another factor to remember is your class percentile. So while your rank itself is high your percentage may not be that great as opposed to someone who is ranked 10 in a school of over 600 students. Just another variable to take into consideration.
     

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