Help me calculate my class rank please

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Mce252
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Help me calculate my class rank please

Postby Mce252 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:54 pm

I've tried to figure it out to no avail. If you know how to get a rough estimate, here are my data points:

My GPA: 4.044

# of Students: 339

Average: 2.918

Top 2%: 4.000

Top 5 %: 3.867

Top 10 %: 3.625

Top 15 %: 3.533

Top 20%: 3.445

Top 25%: 3.378

Top 33.3%: 3.267

Top 50%: 2.959

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Re: Help me calculate my class rank please

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:56 pm

Why? You're clearly in the top 2%, and it's not like you can tell employers anything more definite re: your rank/percentile, unless you're given the correct information by the school.

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Re: Help me calculate my class rank please

Postby UnitarySpace » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:57 pm

Using the Monte Carlo method, your class rank is approximately 40/339 with 99% accuracy.

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Re: Help me calculate my class rank please

Postby Mce252 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:59 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Why? You're clearly in the top 2%, and it's not like you can tell employers anything more definite re: your rank/percentile, unless you're given the correct information by the school.



Oh, I know. I just saw people that had magical statistics skills in a thread a while back, so I thought I'd ask out of curiousity.

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Re: Help me calculate my class rank please

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:51 pm

Mce252 wrote:a rough estimate

You're obviously within the top 5 or 6 students. But anyway:

Bildungsroman wrote:it's not like you can tell employers anything more definite re: your rank/percentile, unless you're given the correct information by the school.

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Re: Help me calculate my class rank please

Postby NYC Law » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:57 pm


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Re: Help me calculate my class rank please

Postby Arbiter213 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:18 pm

That's not a normal distribution. Somewhere in the top 8.




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