I know people think academic index is BS, but I think it’s still worth at least looking at. Just out of curiousity, I checked the academic indexes of applicants to my top choice school (princeton) for the class of 2008, to see if it made a difference.
I used ■■■■■■■, whcih is obviously a biased source, but nonetheless my results were interesting
Middle 50% academic index: 220-227
Middle 50%: 229-238
Middle 50%: 218-234
There must be something to it…