Is “Class Rank” Important In The College Admissions Process?

We all know that college admissions committees usually base their admissions decisions on the following factors: 1) Standardized Test Scores (ACT/SAT Scores); 2) Grade Point Average; 3) Extracurricular Activities; 4) Essays; and 5) Letters of Recommendation…BUT what about Class Rank?  Is “Class Rank” important in the admissions process?

The below video was produced by The Wall Street Journal.  It’s from a series called “Inside The Admissions Office.”  Watch this video to find out what the Deans of Admissions from 8 highly selective colleges say about this topic.

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Lauren Anderson is a certified school counselor who's passionate about helping students all over the world successfully transition from high school to college! After spending 6 years as a business professional, she obtained her Master’s degree in School Counseling and now spends her spare time helping students.

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