Do high percentiles matter?

<p>If you got something like the 97th percentile in one of the sections, would that be impressive to adcoms, or does that make little difference? In particular I'm wondering how this would look if I'm 97th percentile in one section, but 30th percentile in another... does having the high one help to balance it out a bit?</p>

<p>You're better off having >90 percentile on both sections. And unfortunately, no, it's not like one can really "balance" out the other.</p>

<p>But it doesn't hurt. Try to bring up the 30th percentile to at least above 50th.</p>