GPA/Rank on Resume

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GPA/Rank on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:42 pm

School ranked in the 60s. First semester GPA was 3.429. 2011 graduating class median was 3.404, top 33% was 3.529.

That puts me just slightly above median, like 46% or something. Should I include GPA and rank on resume?

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Re: GPA/Rank on Resume

Postby bk1 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:48 pm

Never include an estimated rank on your resume.

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Re: GPA/Rank on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:02 pm

OP here: Yes, of course I know that. But assuming it's around that range, include it or not?

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Re: GPA/Rank on Resume

Postby harbin » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:06 pm

I don't think you should since your percentile is not particularly high. You don't want to actively point out that you're only slightly above median, esp to employers who may not know what median is at your school.

EDIT: This only applies to percent. Definitely include your GPA.

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Re: GPA/Rank on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:40 pm

OP here: That's what I was thinking too. Thanks for the advice.

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Re: GPA/Rank on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:54 pm

I would put just the GPA. For reference, my GPA is similar to yours, but my rank is much higher, so I think you have a sorta goofy curve.

My resume says basically 3.399 (top-20% = 3.40) since I just missed the cutoff. At my school, your GPA would be close to top-10%. Definitely best to let people think it's higher than "about median."




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