Does having a high GPA/class rank make up for average SATs?

<p>GPA: 4.0 unweighted - 4.82 weighted
Rank: 2/513
SAT: 2020; 650 CR, 680 Math, 690 Writing</p>

<p>Does having a higher class rank/GPA make up for average SATs when applying to some of the top tier universities?</p>

<p>What they tell you is that grades are more important than scores. Whether that's true is only known to the adcoms.</p>

<p>If you can raise your SAT scores, go for it. Otherwise, just take your SAT IIs in your best subjects and try not to freak out about it too much.</p>