Typical SAT scores for specific top schools

October 24, 2006 at 5:58 pm 99 comments

Posted by Dee

Once again, it seems AdmitSpit readers are wondering about colleges’ standardized testing expectations.

I couldn’t find a comprehensive list anywhere on the Internet that compiles the SAT expectations at each of the top schools, so I created one! The name of each school, along with the math and verbal SAT scores they usually accept and any special notes are provided. This data was taken from each college’s admissions Web site.

Brown: For Verbal, 25.5% admitted with 750-800 score, 16.7% admitted with 700-740, 9.5% admitted with 650-690, 7.9% admitted with 600-640, 7.1% admitted with 550-590, 6.2% admitted 500-540, 2.6% admitted with 450-490, and only 2 students or 1.4% admitted with score less than 450. For Math, 24.6% admitted with 750-800, 16.2% admitted 700-740, 8.3% admitted with 650-690, 8.1% admitted with 600-640, 7.7% admitted 550-590, 4.6% admitted 500-540, 2.7% admitted 450-490, and no one was accepted with less than 450 score in math. 7.2% didn’t submit SAT scores. Data based on the accepted Class of 2010.

CIT: For the Class of 2009, the range of Verbal scores was 460-800, and the range of Math scores was 640-800.

Columbia University: For the Class of 2010, using just the Math and Verbal SAT scores, the middle 50% of accepted students had scores between 1380 and 1530.

Cornell: Based on statistics from the Class of 2010, for Verbal, 66% of enrolling students scored above 650, 34% scored below 650. For Math, 81% scored above 650, and 19% scored below.

Dartmouth: For the Class of 2009, the middle 50% of matriculating students scored 670-770 on SAT Verbal and 680-780 on SAT Math.

Duke: For the Class of 2010, the middle 50% of accepted students had Critical Reading scores of 680-770, Math scores of 690-790, and Writing scores of 670-760. For Engineering students in the Class of 2010, the middle 50% of accepted students scored 690-770 for Critical Reading, 750-800 for Math, and 680-760 for Writing.

Georgetown: For students admitted in 2005, for Verbal, 42% admitted students had scores of 750-800, 26% had 700-749, 18% had 650-699, 17% had 600-649, and 10% had below 600. For Math, 39% had 750-800, 29% had 700-749, 19% had 650-699, 14% had 600-649, and 9% had below 600.

Harvard: Ooh, talk about vague. They just say the “majority of students admitted to the College represent a range of scores from roughly 600 to 800 on each section” of the SAT.

Johns Hopkins University: For students for Fall of 2006, the middle 50% of admitted students had total SAT score of 1990-2280, SAT Verbal scores of 650-750, SAT Math of 690-790, and SAT Writing scores of 650-740.

MIT: For the Class of 2010, the middle 50% of admitted students for Critical Reading was 670-770, for Math was 730-800, and for Writing was 670-760.

Northwestern: Hmm… couldn’t find any information on the Northwestern Web site. If someone finds these stats, send a comment!

NYU: For the Class of 2010, the middle 50% scored between 1310 and 1440 on the SAT. (Unclear if this is for enrolled students or accepted students…)

Princeton: For the Class of 2010, the middle 50% of admitted students had Critical Reading scores between 690-800, Math between 700-790, and Writing between 680-780.

Rice University: For the Class of 2009, the middle 50% of the entering class scored between 1350 and 1510 on the SAT.

Stanford: For the Class of 2010, for Verbal, 65% of admitted students had 700-800, 29% had 600-699, 6% had 500-599, and less than 1% had below a 500. For Math, 72% of admitted students had 700-800, 25% had 600-699, 3% had 500-599, and again less than 1% had below a score of 500.

UC Berkeley: For the Class of 2010, the average Critical Reading plus Writing plus Math score was 2007 for admitted students.

UCLA: For the admitted students in the Class of 2010, the average Critical Reading plus Writing plus Math score was 2003.

University of Chicago: For enrolled students in the Class of 2010, 27% were between 1500-1600 for math and verbal scores combined. 32% were 1400-1490, 26% were 1300-1390, 9% were 1200-1290, 4% were 1100-1190, 1% were 1000-1090, and no students fell below 1000. The middle 50% of students scored 1350-1500 for combined SAT verbal and math results.

University of Pennsylvania: For the Class of 2010, for Critical Reading, 27% of admitted students had 750-800, 22% had 700-740, 18% had 650-690, 15% had 600-640, 9% had 550-590, 7% had 500-540, 1% had scores less than 500. So, the middle 50% had scores of 640-750. For Math, 22% admitted had 750-800, 19% had 700-740, 16% had 650-690, 15% had 600-640, 9% had 550-590, 5% had 500-540, and less than 1% had a score under 500. So, the middle 50% had scores of 680-780. For Writing, 28% had 750-800, 22% had 700-740, 17% had 650-690, 13% had 600-640, 10% had 550-590, 5% had 500-540, and 1% had under 500. So, the middle 50% had scores of 650-750. 21% of admitted students submitted only the “old” SAT. 15% submitted the ACT only. Go Penn for putting up comprehensive statistics!

Yale: Somewhat vague. The middle 50% of the entering class had scores between 700 and 790 on both the Verbal and Math sections of the SAT.


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99 Comments Add your own

  • 1. disembedded  |  November 6, 2006 at 7:42 am

    University of Chicago?

  • 2. Dee  |  November 6, 2006 at 10:21 am

    Okay, University of Chicago is added!

  • 3. Geva Stern  |  November 7, 2006 at 10:40 am

    What about SAT II subject tests? any word on those for Brown and Harvard?

  • 4. Dee  |  November 7, 2006 at 8:21 pm

    Not sure if this is what you’re looking for, but it’s a post about the SAT subject tests each top school requires for admission; hope it’s helpful!
    If what you’re looking for is SAT subject test score statistics for the schools, we’ll poke around a bit, but not sure if any schools actually release that data. I know Brown definitely doesn’t include any more data on admissions test scores other than the verbal and math breakdown you see above in this post.

  • 5. Rocketsr71  |  November 13, 2006 at 5:59 am

    Johns Hopkins University? How about ACT scores as well.

  • 6. anonymous  |  November 14, 2006 at 10:12 pm

    Princeton SAT middle 50% of enrollees stats:
    Critical Reading: 680-800
    Math: 690-790
    Writing: 660-770
    SAT II: 690-780

  • 7. Christina  |  November 19, 2006 at 5:53 am

    Northwestern (for students enrolled as freshmen in 2006):

    Average Verbal: 690
    Average Math: 710

    From the NU Databook

  • 8. Britt  |  December 2, 2006 at 4:15 am

    I need help. Is it wise to repeat SAT in January? I got a good math score but my critical reading was below 600 but above 500. I want to go into a mathematical based field. Please help me before I register to do it over. I want to go Columbia.

  • 9. jazz  |  December 12, 2006 at 12:17 am

    … this makes me want to throw up.

    i did fairly well on my SATs, combined 2190 (verbal 750/math 650/writing 790). now, in one of my groups of friends, this is GREAT. they’re impressed, and basically think it’s amazing.

    if i were to tell the other group… it’d be good. pretty darn good. not AMAZING, but not bad.

    according to this data, my scores are BELOW the middle 50% on most of these schools! I know there are people out there that nail these tests, but honestly… how can I be in the 97th percentile and be below average for most colleges?!

    i’m doomed. i feel doomed.

  • 10. Dee  |  December 12, 2006 at 4:59 am

    Wow, Jazz! Hold on to your dinner!

    I think you’re posing a very valid concern and a dire problem with the whole admissions process, but remember, that’s the whole point of an application! Clearly all these schools don’t want you just to send test scores; they look at so many other factors as well. Plus, you had a great score on your writing section, so unless you’re applying to be a nuclear physicist your scores probably fine!

  • 11. Working Engineer  |  December 14, 2006 at 4:43 pm

    It seems that young students are overly concerned about SAT scores for undergraduate admission. I urge the young students to look at the big picture. If you don’t get into the undergraduate college of your choice due to an inadequate SAT score, you can simply go to your local college and reapply for graduate school or law school or medical school at the prestigious school you had in mind. I went to Notre Dame when I was an undergraduate. When I look back, I was far too young to go to college 2000 miles from home at the age of 18. I had too much culture shock. I wish I had waited until graduate school to go to Notre Dame. Plus in graduate school you can get more financial aid. College can get very expensive.

  • 12. ashdk  |  December 23, 2006 at 11:34 pm

    I dont think that someone who got a 700 plus in their one of the SAT score shouldn’t be complaing. Thats just selfish in my opinion

  • 13. Not from US  |  December 25, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    Hey there!

    I’m not from the United States, but I intend to apply to MIT and I’m looking for a few different opinions of my chances of getting in. Despite the fact that I received what I expected in the SAT I Math, I did not do as well as expected in Critical Reading and Writing. My SAT I scores were (Math 800/Reading 680/Writing 640/Total 2120) and my SAT II scores were (Physics 800/Math 770). From what I’ve read, these are decent scores and I was particularly pleased with the physics, but I am not familiar with the SATs – I just found out about them last year – and any extra advice or even comments would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

  • 14. Lisa  |  February 18, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    Guys, the SAT may only be a piece of your application, but it is a really big piece! The higher your score, the broader the range of schools who will want you, and the more financial aid opportunities you will have. I prepared with Kaplan, raised my SAT alot, and got alot of college paid for!

  • 15. CDA  |  February 23, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    LoL, well my scores are:
    Critical Reading: 680
    Maths: 780
    Writing: 700
    Combined = 2160

    SAT II scores:
    Math Level II – 800
    Physics – 780
    Chemistry – 760

    I wanna get MIT or Harvard!!! (i have loads of extracurriculars too). But it seems my scores are only average, damn! And to ashdk – we have every right to complain if we don’t make the college we want even if we have scores of 700+ in some subjects. And im from AUSTRALIA btw, so anyone noe wat my chances are like?

    • 16. ilse  |  October 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm

      Harvard uses the same application for international students as well as domestic students. You could be from Antartica and your chances are still the same as anyone from the U.S. IDK about MIT though….

      Also, Harvard is one of very few schools that gives the same amount of financial aid to international students as domestic students. So if you qualify for a full financial aid package, it will cover that even if you have never lived in the U.S. Because of that, Harvard and many of the Ivy Leagues are actually bargains for poor students like me.

    • 17. lolmaster  |  November 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm

      man… remeber that your scores are average for MIT. that means that you ahve a gr8 chance or gettin in

  • 18. Aaron  |  February 25, 2007 at 9:41 am

    In general, your SAT scores are great (your critical reading score is a little lower than the average for top tier schools). Your SAT scores would not keep you out of any schools; however, they would not get you in either (then again, that can’t even be guaranteed with a perfect score anymore…)

    As long as you are an interesting candidate with good EC’s, essays, and GPA, you should be fine. Though I have no experience with the international applicant process, so I can’t comment on that part.

    Good luck!


  • 19. CDA  |  February 26, 2007 at 9:36 am

    thanks for the insight Aaron. But the fact that im from overseas and our curriculum is obviously different to america and we don’t have like “SAT prep courses” or anything, so i’m hoping they’ll take that into consideration and give me bonus. lol i hope too much ey. a man can dream.

  • 20. Aaron  |  February 28, 2007 at 9:10 am

    I am sure that the admissions committee will definitely take the fact that you live overseas into consideration. Most colleges split their admission officers into regions working with regions (Pacific North West, North East, etc). I am sure they have international admissions officers that focus on the applicants of a few countries. They know the students from those regions much better than I do, and so they take what they know into consideration when they read your application – before they “go to bat for you.” All of it is in context, and don’t worry I think it’s more of a feeling they get about the applicant.

    I doubt you will ever hear “Oh, if they only scored 10 points higher in Critical Reading and Writing… THEN we could let them in!” Your SAT I scores are nothing to be ashamed of, and your SAT II scores are stellar. If your resume matches your scores, you should have a very good shot at any school you wish to attend.


  • 21. Jason  |  March 1, 2007 at 3:13 am

    The new SAT is pretty remedial. With about a month of hard work over the summer (8-10 hours a day), any top student should be able to score above 2300, probably above 2350. If you havent really tried to prep, think about it. THe classes are not enough. You have to take a strong personal interest in the exam. Engage in it. Love it.

  • 22. Leslie  |  March 5, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    how about Tufts?

  • 23. joe  |  March 12, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    I am from Canada and have a combined sat1 score of 1400, but in Canada we don’t use GPA just precent if i have 89% overall what is my gpa and chances to go to stanford at this stage.

  • 24. CDA  |  March 13, 2007 at 12:59 am

    How can you have combined 1400, what about your writing? And also your SAT II scores?

  • 25. joe  |  March 13, 2007 at 5:04 am

    sorry 2100 sat

  • 26. Wendy  |  March 13, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Jason, I have to say, that’s going a little overboard. A college would much rather see that you did something exciting and interesting with your summer than a good combined SAT score because you wasted your summer prepping for it. I didn’t waste my summer studying, in fact, I only had a few tutoring sessions in September before I retook the test and I got a combined 2220 (800 Writing/710 Math/710 Critical Reading). Personally, I wouldn’t stress too much about the SATs.

  • 27. zachary  |  March 15, 2007 at 3:27 am

    NYU is definately there? then perhaps why not Brandeis too ?!

  • 28. jkl;  |  March 16, 2007 at 5:51 am

    out of ten what would you consider the unvirsity of torontos medical program

  • 29. katie  |  March 18, 2007 at 3:36 am

    Hi. I was wondering if Luke can post some ACT tips and whatnot

  • 30. Theron  |  March 19, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Hi, I’m posting because I have two worries concerning college applications, one of which concerns SAT scores.

    1) In the Sat I received a score of 2220, with 800 in Writing and 800 in Critical Reading but 620 in Maths. I am planning to apply to the top colleges in America, and am therefore wondering if I should retake the SAT in the hope of receiving a higher Maths score, as I realise it’s below average for a top university.
    However, I don’t think it’s worth the effort to retake the entire exam for the sake of a few extra points, as this is a good reflection of my current ability in Maths (I was getting 580 in practice tests). I attend school in England, meaning I have A levels to study for and I don’t think I can devote more time for Maths, which I’m not taking at A Level. Any guidance as to whether I should retake the SAT 1 is much appreciated.

    2) My second problem is the fact that the SAT 2 (subject tests) don’t really fit my abilities. I am doing Geography, Economics, Medieval History and English for A level, so I have decided to definitely do Literature as one of my subject tests, but the other three subjects aren’t offered as SAT subjects.
    I have to decide whether it’s worth me spending a large proportion of my time studying for the French Subject Test or Biology Subject Test when I have to revise for my A Levels between now and May as well. Although I am relatively good at French and Bio, I have looked at the preparation books for these tests and I will have to make a serious commitment to receive a high mark in the SAT tests.

    Any feedback is much appreciated, and sorry my post is so long 😛 thx.

  • 31. sam  |  March 29, 2007 at 5:38 am

    hi, i was just wondering if anyone could tell me what the realistic chances are of getting into a school like stanford/princeton/etc with only a 2050 combined sat score.

    however, i took the test without any prep so would it simply be better if i took it over?

    thanks =)

  • 32. jj  |  March 30, 2007 at 12:11 am

    if my SAT score was rather low (1320/2400) and GPA is around 3.5. is it possible to get into USC or UCLA art major?

  • 33. Ciara  |  April 1, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    I basically did horrible on the SAT’s. I received an overall score of 1440/2400. I just don’t understand why the SATs repeatedly continue to kick me in the face. I took a prep course and everything. On the other hand, this was my first real test that I took. I still have some more chances to improve.

    It’s good that more and more colleges are making the SAT’s optional. I have a 4.0, I play sports for school, I’m in band, I work, and I’m in numerous clubs and National Honor Society. Colleges need to wake up and realize that the laziest of students can do well on the SAT’s, and not have anything else going for them. It can’t predict performance in college.

  • 34. Sam  |  April 2, 2007 at 1:35 am

    i know a kid who scored a 2200 as a seventh grader, and currently in 9th grade, getting A+’s in all subjects, very good at instruments, and is on school teams. He’s the smartest in his AP class, having an average above 100

  • 35. Marianne Ramsey  |  April 3, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    How about Vanderbilt Unversity… specifically the College of Arts and Science and School of Engineering? Thanks

  • 36. Lois  |  April 7, 2007 at 6:42 am

    What about Parson’s School of Design?

  • 37. Farcy  |  April 9, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Does someone know if universities take into account that it’s harder for international students to prepare for the ACT/SAT? I’m studying for the SAT II with very old material (1998/99) cause that’s all I’ve got…am I hopeless??? I’m shocked by the enormous SAT prep industry you’ve got there! (I thought the SAT/ACT “measures your ability” to do math & english not to pay for books and courses of “preparation”).

  • 38. aa  |  April 12, 2007 at 1:07 am

    Vanderbilt for 2006 was 1300-1470, but they don’t break it down into Arts and Science and Engineering

  • 39. ads;fjs;af  |  May 12, 2007 at 3:30 am

    You should add Emory to your top schools list.

  • 40. zambian girl  |  May 24, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    I just got my results and i didn’t score as well as i wanted to because when i wrote the exam that was the 1st time i had heard of it and i only prepared for them for a month. what are my chances of gettin into an american university with my scores(1780/2400) if i was an A student at my high school and was the highest in my grade.

  • 41. daman  |  May 25, 2007 at 7:36 am

    hey….i scored 1580 in my SAT….not too good i guess…..so i was thinkin in which univ shud in apply……any suggestion will be appriciated…thnx…bye..

  • 42. Anu  |  May 27, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    I have just started preparing for the SAT and the Subject Tests, will be giving them around October.
    Is that too late?
    Which publications do you recommend? The official College Board?
    Anything you’d like to tell me, advise me please?

  • 43. tami  |  May 29, 2007 at 7:35 am

    hey i was just wondering if a 1530/2400 on the sat is good , this is my second time taking it and the first time i got 1380/2400 i know really bad!

  • 44. Macayle  |  May 30, 2007 at 3:49 am

    Okay..so I got back my SAT II score for Biology M. A 750. I feel kind of disappointed for some reason, and I am wondering if it’s a good enough score for an ivy league school. So I guess I am asking- what is a “good” SAT II score? I was looking over at College Confidential, after stumbilng across it, and goodness gracious those scores freaked me out a bit!

  • 45. chicz166  |  June 2, 2007 at 5:44 am

    seriously, everyone on this site needs to take a breath and calm down. You are going to get into amazing schools with scores over 700 and stop freaking out because you “only” got a 770 on math or some other junk. Kids these days are pushed ot the brink and have no idea how to handle all of the pressure. It is going to be okay…really.

    good luck to you all – even though you really don’t need it.

    🙂 ~take deep, calming breaths

  • 46. Poopscoop  |  June 2, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Where do u think I could get in with these scores

    800 M
    800 CR
    800 W

    SAT II
    790 IIC
    790 BIO
    800 World History

    I have loads of EC including winning state championship. I also have a 4.3 weighted GPA

  • 47. HAH!  |  June 11, 2007 at 4:12 am

    Wow, poopscoop. And actually all of you. Do you have really low self-esteem? Because I don’t understand why you feel the need to bring yourself down when you’re receiving great SAT scores. Is it to fish for compliments so that you feel better about yourself.
    Honestly, your transcripts count a lot more than SATs. And smart colleges look at recommendations as well.
    On top of that, try to get out and be social once in a while. You’ll never survive college if you’re socially retarded.

  • 48. Ugur  |  June 19, 2007 at 11:19 am

    Hey.. I just finished my junior year and my highest score on the SAT I out of 2 tests is a 1760 and my composite score is a 1790..I’m going to study over the summer about an hour per day and will take the exam again in October hoping to get a higher score…Do you think my scores are good enough to get into a university like NYU, University of Florida, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, UT at Austin, or Emory.

    I also have 4.0+ GPA. I took 2 APs last year and will take 2-3 this year and I’ve been in band for 2 years and play guitar and soccer

  • 49. Dave Stewart  |  June 20, 2007 at 8:57 am

    What is the scoop for international students? I have never studied in an English country, but my parents speak English at home and I have attended an internatioal school since the equivalent of 10th grade. I’m now finishing my Junior Year, and took the SAT-1 and SAT-2, hoping to go to a US unversity with a top international studies department. I speak 3 European languages fluently (BFD?) and have good (but not stellar) grades.

    My SAT-1 score was 1680. Or more specifically: reading 560, math 580 and writing 540. Mediocre by US student standards. But what about for an international student? My guess is: Princeton & Harvard & Stanford are (obviously?) out-of-range. What about Georgetown? Boston College? Brandeis? BU? NYU? Other suggestions? Are UC schools impossible without a high SAT-2 Math-level-2 score?


  • 50. MJ Kim  |  June 21, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    hi! i’m a senior in korea and i seriously, seriously want to go to either columbia or harvard.

    i got

    CR 750
    M 800
    W 790 (essay : 10)
    combined 2340

    math 2c 800
    chem 800
    w history 760

    micro 5
    macro 5
    cal bc 5
    psych 5
    bio 5
    chem 5
    w history 5

    3.90 unweighted

    just with the numbers, do you think it’s worth trying ?????? i know the schools i mentioned above are really tough…

  • 51. Jargin  |  June 21, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    I got a 680 on my Bio SATII…what does that mean?

  • 52. JB  |  July 20, 2007 at 3:16 am


  • 53. Nellie M.  |  July 22, 2007 at 2:46 am

    Juilliard? What is the average SAT/ACT scores?

  • 54. Nellie M.  |  July 22, 2007 at 2:47 am

    West Coast Baptist College? What is the average SAT/ACT scores?

  • 55. dallas  |  July 28, 2007 at 6:43 am

    average sat/act scores for u=University of South Florida and UCF?

  • 56. Debb  |  August 2, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Wow. Like what other people have said, calm down.

    “MJ Kim”
    You have some PERFECT SAT scores, and soo many AP! I don’t think you have to worry too much.

    Like what others say, it’s not only scores.

  • 57. Lula  |  August 19, 2007 at 12:03 am

    I’m a sophomore in HS and I didn’t take the PAST yet but I still got a 1640 on the SAT…is that bad?

  • 58. Lula  |  August 19, 2007 at 12:03 am


  • 59. Zohair Mazhar  |  August 21, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    hey ppl….i just want a favour from u all if u can kindly tell me if SATs a must for good universities like harvard yale MIT stanford etc…..i ve given my AS level and got 98 in math 93 in phy and 87 in chem…..and i am givin 2 more pprs in nov…..other den dis i ve alot of extra culliculars aswel….house captain of my high school and member of da soccer criket and basketball team…..so do i stand any chance of not givin sat and gettin into any of da top 5 univ in the US….

  • 60. Zohair Mazhar  |  August 21, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    hey ppl….i just want a favour from u all if u can kindly tell me if SATs a must for good universities like harvard yale MIT stanford etc…..i ve given my AS level and got 98 in math 93 in phy and 87 in chem…..and i am givin 2 more pprs in nov……other den dis i ve many extra culliculars as in i m da house captain of my high school with 300 students under my command and am da member of 3 high school teams ie Soccer BAsketball and Cricket…..so is dere any chance i get into da top 5 univ in america without my SATs

  • 61. Erkin Turganov  |  September 6, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Can you please add GA Tech too? Thanks.

  • 62. mark  |  September 19, 2007 at 5:39 am

    plz help me u guys i want to go to stanford university and i am from the caribbean i have a B in mathematics a in chemistry and a 2in physics in advance level i am writing the sat’s do i need to write the sat II and when do sat results come out and when do i apply and is there a particular format to follow in my application

  • 63. mark  |  September 19, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    is 2000 for SAT 1 enough to get into USC?

  • 64. AA  |  September 20, 2007 at 6:50 am

    What about Washington University in St. Louis?

  • 65. mayank  |  September 27, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    hi i got a sat score of
    cr 430 very bad i know
    writing 460 much worse
    but 780 in maths which is good i think
    plz recommend me a good university i must go for computer engineering with my score for spring 2008

  • 66. Neha  |  September 30, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    hey zuhair! donno if ur gona get this cuz its been over a month since you posted ur question but you CANT get into any good place without the SAT… you neeeedd to give it!!! If u’ve got such amazing grades, then you’ll ace the sat too. But, dont skip it — it’s a must…

    • 67. Zohair  |  September 8, 2010 at 2:32 am

      Just out of the blue, I was going through this randomly and it seemed funny how i posted it, thought i would let you know, i went to University of Waterloo for Engineering instead of the US.

      P.S Just thanking you for the advice haha…

  • 68. Haritha  |  October 13, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    Thx!! this helped me but i also want to know if they look at my PSAT scores?????

  • 69. sowmit  |  October 15, 2007 at 1:53 am

    What about the SAT scores of—- Bostob College, Boston University, Tufts University? please inform about the Sat scores of those colleges.

  • 70. Yuki  |  October 25, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    —–1st test—–
    Critical Reading: 710
    Math: 780
    Writing: 680 – essay:7
    —–2nd test—–
    Critical Reading: 760
    Math: 750
    Writing: 640 – essay:9

    I have a 3.99 unweighted G.P.A, top 2% of my class, president/chair/secretary/treasurer of clubs, and work part time in a professional environment(vs. fast food).

    Should I still apply to any Ivy League? If so, which one(s)?

    Thank you for your time…

  • 71. walter  |  October 25, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    hey, i’m an international student and just got my SAT I scores, i got a 1740, it’s not a really good score but it was my first time taking the test and i think it was normal.

    CR 560
    M 630
    W 550

    Combined 1740

    Any suggestions on where to apply?

  • 72. manik  |  October 26, 2007 at 7:06 am

    Hey ppl

    so i hv one basic question…i have an 1850 in SAT. So from all u people who hv already applied, or perhaps know a lil more about colleges, is it even worth applying to the ivy leagus (for a business course) with that SAT score? wil they even consider me?

  • 73. Dan  |  November 11, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    This is not a place to discussion your Ivy League admissions chances. If you’re not confident in your application, don’t apply unless you have a serious self-esteem issue.

    I just got my results from the Oct. 07 test today and it turns out I aced the Critical Reading section, 750 on the writing, and a decent score on the math, making my score a 2110. For reference, I’m not even applying to these schools.

  • 74. Anurag  |  November 23, 2007 at 10:44 pm

    I want someone to help Yuki because I am in the same boat.

  • 75. applying2college  |  December 1, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    If a college recommends 2 or 3 sat II subject tests, do they take all of them seriously into account? Are they of less importance than the SAT 1 for competitive schools?

  • 76. applying2college  |  December 1, 2007 at 4:42 pm

    what is a competitive sat II score for the top colleges?
    would a 610 be bad for the ivies if another sat II score was in the 700’s?

  • 77. EM  |  December 8, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    What about a school like Bowdoin where SATS are optional. Mine are: CR 700 M650 WR790. Should I submit and will I get in????? My GPA is 3.97 weighted, and I am a dedicated vocal performer who submitted a CD which the choir director of Bowdoin loved. But am I good enough? Any other schools with my scores anyone reccs?

  • 78. Taarini  |  December 11, 2007 at 11:38 am

    i’m an international student i got a 2110 in SAT R( CR 730, M 720, W 660)
    and 2300 in SAT II ( BIO 780, MATH II C 780, CHEM 740).
    i want to do medicine eventually so i had planned on applying for a premed course. i know my scores are good but they aren’t great. should i bother applying at all as i am really behind on the whole admissions process? does anyone know if these scores are still valid if i want to apply for college in 2009 (if i take a gap year)?

  • 79. jen  |  December 18, 2007 at 3:47 am

    can u please do a SAT breakdown for Boston University. Can u please break it down like how u did it from Brown? I love BU, but i only got a 480 on CR, but over 600 on other sections

  • 80. yousra  |  December 22, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    I got 1680 on my sat test . Critical reading = 450 , Writing – 590 , and math = 640 . I can speak two languages which are Englih and Arabic . My GPA is very high I had an A+ in every single subjest. With This score and GPA would be accepted in Harvard univirsity

  • 81. Madison  |  December 26, 2007 at 7:03 am

    craziness! It’s so depressing hearing about such amazing SAT scores. I plan to study for about 2 months before I take the SATs. I’m so nervous!
    I’m not really involved in many extracurricular activities because it’s expensive, etc. Plus, I do not have a variety of opportunities. So, I’m hoping that the colleges will not judge so intently.I didn’t realize how incredibly competitive people are racing for ivy-leagued schools! scores of 800’s!!!
    I wish all those who took the SAT genuine luck in getting into their Universities!

  • 82. HBS  |  February 1, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    hi guys, so i’m 18 from israel and want to learn in the US in more couple years.
    my SAT scores:
    verbal 620
    math 780
    writing 620

    and my GPA iq really high. i want to get to UCLA NYU YALE COLUMBIA but when i saw these sscre of poepole who ereply in this thread, my confident decreased because you all guys have perfect score and i think that my scores are not enough although those are really goos score…

    what do you say? what about the essays and recomadation that we have to submit in the application? do they have large impact on the people who admit?

  • 83. K  |  February 16, 2008 at 3:24 am

    I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if i did well on the SAT or not…
    I got a 610 in critical thinking, a 430 in math, and a 540 in writing…
    any ideas?

  • 84. Ali H  |  May 4, 2008 at 3:11 am

    omg you are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! How amazing that you did this for charity out of a personal need. Props, girl!!!!

  • 85. Aditya  |  May 20, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    hey I’m from India and i have 2 questions:
    1. Which schools are recommended if I have got a SAT score of about 1950?
    2. Is it worth it to apply for Early decision to a college which is out of youre range and try your luck or a college which is mediocre but in your range.

  • 86. Annie  |  May 21, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks for the list! 🙂 Wow.. everybody here is so smart …

  • 87. Leslie  |  May 22, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Um, guys? Really. Please cease the complaining and the fretting. Listen, 1380. Yes, not YOUR score, so chill. I know.
    But I pray that all of you whiners with the 1700s-2400s have some decency to relax and get a grip. Because maybe getting a “perfect score” is the only way you’ll be happy in life it seems.
    I would rather have a saddening score than to be moralistically challenged and uptight. It seems like all you worry about.
    Appreciate life’s beauty.



  • 88. amanahill  |  May 22, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    K, you have a composite of 1580 which is ok, but not great. Try taking it again.

    As for me I hoping to get into Columbia, University of Chicago, or Cornell, and with a 1740 composite after the first time i think i need to take it again. Any tips on increasing my math score?

  • 89. Rai  |  July 30, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Heya~ I live in Saudi Arabia and basically did NO extra curricular activities as they don’t exist in my country, lol. I have my TOEFL, IELTS and my high school diploma. I got 97.92% as my GPA, my scores are all above 95 except for one subject, where I scored a 90 in it, and 7.0 in IELTS and a 93 in TOEFL iBT.
    I’m taking the SAT test in January 2010 and would like to apply to UCLA by 2011, and as far as I know I have all the documents needed to get accepted as an international student. I just need to know how much do I need to score to get accepted? I probably will have to take it more than twice. But should my SAT score be above the 1700s or what? I don’t think I’ll even be able to get through that score. *sobs* Because apparently the average score is above 2000. Does that change when you’re an international student? Even though I don’t have any form of activities. Do they take it into consideration that SATs are effing hard for us non-English speakers?
    Also, do I need more than 2 months preparation time for the test?

    Thanks to anyone who’ll help.

  • 90. Sidrak  |  September 11, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I am from Ethiopia and have a combined SAT score of 2000. could anyone pls tell me to what colleges i should apply to. i am also going to take SAT II (maths I and chemistry) and i think i will do good

  • 91. Zinny  |  October 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I have an SAT score of 1480, I do extracurricular activities like, Tanzania service trip, Speech and debate tournaments, MUN delegation. I have 2 AP’s and an Honors class. My GPA is 3.8, what would you say are my chances of getting into a school like Johns hopkins. i applied early decision to it and I really want to got there. My teacher said my personal statement was amazing as well.

  • 92. Mitali  |  October 29, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Hey guys!
    I probably have the lowest SAT scores on this forum. I gave my SAT 1 first attempt on October 2009 and the results came out yesterday. I got a 460 in Reading, 490 in Math and a 580 in Writing. I’m doing my IB program and in the 12th grade now. I have to start sending my applications next month. I’m re giving the SAT on December 4th.
    I want to apply to mostly California and New York for Business Administration.
    Which are the universities I can get into with my current score? (Please be honest) 🙂

  • 93. Mitali  |  October 29, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Sorry, A few corrections. October 2010**

    Also, what can I do to improve my scores? Do SAT tuitions help?
    Which books do you recommend? I have used Barrons, CollegeBoard and Princeton before. Kaplan too.

  • 94. Adrian  |  November 12, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Besides SAT1, what are other necessary requirements for University admission ? Are SAT2 and AP gonna be useful ?

    What’s actually meant by ACT ?


  • 95. Adrian  |  November 12, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I am from Indonesia, and I am very interested to enter Princeton with major in Operation Research and Financial Engineering.

    Any suggestions on how to accomplish such target ? Is the A level certificate useful for applying to University in the US ? Does anyone know the minimum subjects requirements ?

    Here, I am also lacking extracurricular activities… I need a brief explanation about what is important for university admissions besides academic and the importance of social activities/sports/service.

    Thanks a lot=)

  • 96. Adrian  |  November 12, 2010 at 8:52 am

    one more question^^..
    what is actually meant by GPA ? I don’t know about such thing here in Jakarta, Indonesia.


  • 97. dong  |  April 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I had a sat score of 800 v 720 m 710 w: I didn’t get accepted anywhere, not even in the less recognized colleges because I asked for substantial financial aid. People who are richer than me (and much, much poorer academically) got admitted and they got substantial financial aid too: even I would have been happy with that much aid. I was the best student in my country in terms of high school results. Poor people get kicked around.

  • 98. Rhea  |  May 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Not sure how many of you will be reading this, considering that the last comment is three years old.

    Anyway, i’m an Indian student who wants to apply to some of the good universities in the States.

    I got a 94% in my 10th grade. We don’t have the GPA system here, in my school. Anyway, my 11th and 12th haven’t been that great though. I wasn’t very happy. But i gave the SAT I and scored a 2280. Also, planning on giving the SAT II soon.

    EC’s are decent. Wouldn’t say they’re exceptional, but they’re pretty okay. And, i’ve done my community service. Worked at an NGO for two months too.

    Can any please tell me my chances at Universities like U Penn? And Cornell, maybe? And what about the other Ivy Leagues? I think they need a 2300+ score. And, maybe an amazing %age too?
    An honest opinion would be very much appreciated. 🙂

    PS: Is it true that the early decision is more fruitful and advantageous? Oh and, being an Asian- will it hinder my chances?

    Thanks a lot in advance!

  • 99. ...  |  July 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Does Grinnell gives me a full ride scholarship for 2040 sat score? I am an international student, gpa 4.0, too many extracuricular activities, third place on national studying olympiad and from the family, which cannot afford to pay for college 50000$..


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