Ok, so I go to a pretty competitive public school in the midwest but not prestigious or anything (a school that I doubt Barnard has ever heard of/rarely gotten applicants from though).
There are around 705-715 kids in my grade (it depends on people who move, switch schools, etc).
Am I pretty much done in terms of Barnard if I am not in the top 10%? What would be approximately the rank percentile they would take at a public school like mine (or that their accepted students generally have)? Is top 15% pushing it? Because I think that is around where I might be by deadline.
and I know there are other factors like scores, activities but I'm worried most about this in my application because I know that schools like to have their kids in the top 10% at least, to report for US news surveys/US news rank and such & I'm not in it! =/
Oh, and I'm applying early decision for sure!