How Much Does Rank Matter?

<p>Do most programs take 1st in a class of 1000+ seriously. Will it be a MAJOR advantage or just a minor one?</p>

<p>not really, depends on how competitive your highschool is. For example my school has 32 national merit schoalrs out of 180 kids, but in my sister's school where like 5 kids go to college out of state the standards are totally different.</p>