# How do you interpret percentile rank?

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## How do you interpret percentile rank?

Percentile ranks are often expressed as a number between 1 and 99, with 50 being the average. So if a student scored a percentile rank of 87, it would mean that they performed better than 87% of the other students in his norm group.

**What does 25th 75th percentile mean?**

The 25th and 75th percentiles mark the boundaries for the middle 50% of admitted students. Half of students scored either above or below these numbers. Having a score above the 75th percentile does not guarantee admission. Grades, essays, and other factors are important parts of the equation.

**What does 97th percentile mean?**

The 97th percentile means that a child on that percentile is going to be above average for their height or weight. A child on this percentile will be taller than 97% of kids. The kid’s on the 50th percentile will be an average height or weight and taller than 50% of kids.

### What does 96th percentile mean?

On the GRE, the percentiles for Quant reasoning and Verbal reasoning have different connotations. As per the latest ETS data, a perfect score of 170 in Quant is at the 96th percentile, telling us that close to 4% of the total examinees scored a 170.

**What does 68th percentile mean?**

The score you have entered means that the individual who took the test is at the sixty-eighth percentile – their percentile rank is 68%. This means that the student had a test score greater than or equal to 68% of the reference population.

**What is the 80th percentile?**

Imagine that the height of a group of people is the set of data to study. If a height of 1.75 m is at P80 (80th percentile), it means that 80% of the people in the group are 1.75 or less.

## How do you find 25% percentile?

Rank = 25 / 100 * (8 + 1) = 0.25 * 9 = 2.25. A rank of 2.25 is at the 25th percentile.

**Is 97th percentile obese?**

In the 3rd percentile to below the 85th percentile is at a healthy weight. In the 85th percentile to the 97th percentile is overweight. Above the 97th percentile to the 99.9th percentile is obese.