Class Rank > gpa?

<p>Just colleges weigh one or the other more heavily.Is it true that at most ivy league schools they emphasize more on class rank?</p>

<p>Yes, I would assume so because colleges tend to use your gpa only in the context of your class rank/school. A 3.9 who is top 30% would look worse to a college than a 3.7 who is in the top 5%. Grade inflation/deflation, etc. varies by school, so class rank is the best way for colleges to measure the student's performance in the context of his or her school.</p>

<p>as long as ur up in the class ranks (Top 10% or so), you should be fine applying anywhere</p>

<p>Really? I was under the impression that a student in a normal public school would have to go beyond top 10% for schools like HYPSM?</p>

<p>But my school is competive right now I'm in the top 25% :( But I think I might end up in the top 15% if I'm lucky. I'm not expected to get any higher than that. I'm also an URM :)</p>