Answered by Traci, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
I guarantee you that if you ask 5 different recruiters or hiring managers this question, you are likely to receive 5 different answers. Each recruiter or hiring manager is looking for a number of things and it’s completely dependent upon the kind of information they are charged with finding and measuring by the firm they work for. I can give you some general advice though from the perspective of a campus recruiter. If you are a college student, always include your GPA, period, and not your major specific GPA, your overall GPA. Some recruiters may want/need it, some may not, but for those that do, you don’t want your recruiter having to hunt it down. If you are more than a year graduated, I think its safe to remove it at this point. Your GPA becomes a less important measure of your potential performance as you begin to build up actual experience to talk about. As far as class rank is concerned, feel free to maybe include if you’re graduating with honors (cum laude, suma cum lade, etc.) but class rank is not necessary…..but again….just one opinion. At the end of the day, asking the recruiter you’re working with is always a great option!