Just a quick question

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By Johnnyd (Johnnyd) on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 07:22 pm: Edit

if my school doesnt rank, is that good or bad?

By Nymom (Nymom) on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 07:44 pm: Edit

I've always suspected it's good for students who fall below the very top of their class. Here's why: one of the criteria USNews uses to rank colleges is how many students the college admits who are in the top 10% of their high school class. If a college admits a student from a school that doesn't rank, that student's rank is reported as N/A & doesn't count for or against the college in the USNews rankings. So, for example, a college might be penalized in the rankings for admitting a student who is in top 11% of the high school class, but won't be penalized for admitting a similar student from a school that doesn't rank.

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