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I agree with Lucas that the hyphen is stylistically optional in "percentage(-)wise." Would you like to share with us the sentence you are considering using, or the type of sentence you are considering using, on your IELTS?

There may be a  more formal way of phrasing it. I generally use "-wise"-formations like this when I'm speaking informally. In informal English, they may be coined at will -- e.g.: "How are you dinner-wise? Have you eaten yet?"

That sentence could be rephrased like this:

  • This college ranked second highest in the nation in the percentage of scientists produced.

Thank you for the suggestion. I intend to use it on academic written task 2. Given that I get a question that has to do with percentage.

I know there are a lot of ways to paraphrase a sentence but, I was told that it's always a good idea to use different words and style. So I thought I might as well add this word to my list.

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