Top 1 % vs 3 %, how much does class rank matter ?
I am taking the most difficult class load (lots of APs) at my school and am getting all As.
But my class rank is ~ 20/700 because I took several unweighed courses in fine arts.
If I hadn't taken these courses, my rank would have been ~5/700. How much will this effect my chances at MIT ? How can I bring this to the attention of adcoms, will they look at the transcripts and understand the reason ? Should I discuss the situation with the EC during the interview ?