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Rank vs. GPA

TonyStark12TonyStark12 6 replies2 threads New Member
edited March 26 in College Admissions
If my weighted GPA is a 4.33/4.0, then would it negatively impact my chances for MIT if I am #10 ranked in my school instead of top 3? (assuming if I have sufficient SAT & AP scores and extracurriculars)
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 9219 replies93 threads Senior Member
    I’m not sure what you are asking. Weighted gpa is meaningless because every school does their grading/weights differently. What’s the highest gpa available at your school? What’s your unweighted gpa?

    Also #10 out of how many? Decile may be more useful.

    In any case, no matter if you were #1 in your class, MIT is a reach for every student. Treat it as such.
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  • TonyStark12TonyStark12 6 replies2 threads New Member
    I’m not sure what you are asking. Weighted gpa is meaningless because every school does their grading/weights differently. What’s the highest gpa available at your school? What’s your unweighted gpa?

    Also #10 out of how many? Decile may be more useful.

    In any case, no matter if you were #1 in your class, MIT is a reach for every student. Treat it as such.

    My unweighted percentage GPA is currently a 93.3. My school doesn't give us our GPAs on the 4.0 scale but according to the guidance counselor's conversion table, that would mean my unweighted GPA is a 4.0/4.0. I'm currently a junior, so I'm estimating my rank to be around #10.

    #10 out of around 600.

    Would MIT have equal consideration for #1 and #10 if my unweighted GPA is a 4.0?
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 7470 replies76 threads Senior Member
    UW >> WGPA.

    Go learn about what MIT really values- their admissions blog have a *lot* of good information in them. Here's an oldie but a goodie (& still relevant) to get you started:

    https://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/applying_sideways/
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  • TonyStark12TonyStark12 6 replies2 threads New Member
    UW >> WGPA.

    Go learn about what MIT really values- their admissions blog have a *lot* of good information in them. Here's an oldie but a goodie (& still relevant) to get you started:

    https://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/applying_sideways/

    Sounds good, thank you so much! Also, I'm guessing UW means university weighted?
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  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 9219 replies93 threads Senior Member
    UW = Unweighted.

    Your school's grading scale will go with your college applications so you don't need to worry about converting. The universities will make their own determination about your grades/transcripts.

    A 93.3 at my D's school would have been an A-/3.7.

    Don't worry about what you can't change. Worry about making the total application the best it can be, and finding match and safety schools.
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