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If I graduated from a university (named X for example) in 2014 and my average (or GPA) was the highest among all students who graduated that year from the same major (let's call it Y). So I want to say in my CV that my rank was the first. How to say that in a proffesional way?

What I'm currently using:

Graduated from X with a B.Sc degree in Y with an average of 90% (class rank: 1)

  • What you've written is misleading, in my opinion. "Class rank: 1" makes me think you had the highest GPA in your entire undergraduate college, not just in your major. – user37208 Sep 25 '16 at 17:58
  • What do you suggest to remove this misleadingness? – ammar Sep 25 '16 at 19:18
  • To remove the ambiguity, use: Graduated from X with a B.Sc degree in Y with an average of 90% (Y class rank: 1) – Dave L Renfro Sep 26 '16 at 16:23
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What you have looks fine to me. I've seen numerous cv's with notation like that and never thought amiss of them.

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Realistically, it's your CV and you can do anything you like. And people do.

A common format for an entry in the education section of a CV is degree honors, major, university, month year. If your university recognized your rank as first in the class as valedictorian or perhaps summa cum laude, I would probably write it this way and skip the GPA.

B.Sc valedictorian, Y, University of X, June 2014.

If they didn't recognize your performance with a specific designation of honors, I might add the additional information in parens following.

B.Sc, Y, University of X, June 2014. (GPA 90%, Class rank 1)

But again, it's your CV and there are no hard and fast rules.

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