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

What you have looks fine to me. I've seen numerous cv's with notation like that and never thought amiss of them.


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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