28 June 2010

What is a good SAT score?

 Do you know what a good score is?
Based on 2010-2011 Scores

Everyone wants to know what a good SAT score is. Is 1800 good? is 1980 good? Is 2200 good? The answer is yes, each of these scores has the potential to be good. (Although, you can never go wrong with a 2200.) What people really want to know is how does their score stack up against the scores of other students who are applying to the same schools. An 1850 might be very good at one school but it will not help you get accepted into Harvard. Another thing to consider is that SAT scores are not everything. Although it is easy for colleges to compare numbers, activities outside of school and grades are just as, if not more important. All of these things are important in admission, so a high GPA can compensate for slightly lower than average score. Do not lose hope just because your SAT scores are a little low, you never  know who colleges will accept. You might have something extraordinary that all of the brainiacs with 2330's don't. There is a college for everyone, so don't fret. To see the college rankings for 2011 click here.  Here is a list of some colleges and their average SAT scores, so that you can see the type of schools within your range.
What is a good SAT score
What is a good SAT Score?   Source: Flickr butz.2013

Harvard:   2070- 2350

SAT Critical Reading: 690 / 780
SAT Math: 690 / 790
SAT Writing: 690 / 780

Columbia University:  2050 - 2320

SAT Critical Reading: 680 / 770
SAT Math: 680 / 780
SAT Writing: 690 / 770

Georgetown University:   1880-2190

SAT Critical Reading: 620 / 730
SAT Math: 630 / 730
SAT Writing: 630/ 730

New York University  (NYU):  1830- 2140

SAT Critical Reading: 610 / 710
SAT Math: 600 / 720
 SAT Writing: 620 / 710

University of California: Los Angeles  (UCLA):   1730- 2100

SAT Critical Reading: 560 / 680
SAT Math: 590 / 720
SAT Writing: 580 / 700

 University of Wisconsin:  1740- 2070

SAT Critical Reading: 550 / 670
SAT Math: 620 / 730
SAT Writing: 570 / 670

Pepperdine University:  1680- 2000

SAT Critical Reading: 560 / 660
SAT Math: 560 / 680
SAT Writing: 560/ 660

University of Texas:  1630- 2010

SAT Critical Reading: 530 / 660
SAT Math: 570 / 690
SAT Writing: 530 / 660

These are just a handful of college SAT scores to give you an idea of what a good score is for some particular colleges. Obviously if you want to go to Yale, or any of the Ivy league, a 1800 just isn't going to cut it. The great thing about living in America is that there are plenty of other colleges where a 1800 is AMAZING! Something important to keep in the back of your mind is that the national SAT average is about 1500, so anything above 1500 is considered above average and worthy of a good college.
What is a good SAT Score
What is a good SAT score?: Stockvault


In my personal opinion I break down the scores into a few brackets. 2200 and above is Stanford and top Ivy league worthy. 2050 to 2200 is the bottom of the Ivy league and the colleges just below Ivy. These colleges might be Dartmouth, Georgetown, Pomona, John Hopkins, etc... (Note, Dartmouth is an IVY, I just place it in this lower category because it is easier to get into than Yale, Harvard, and the other top tier IVYs.) 1900 to 2050 is just below with colleges like UCLA, NYU, and the likes. Then every 150 points or so is a different bracket. This is by no means a set guideline and there are always exceptions, but this is a rough outline. The most important thing to remember is that your scores are as good or as bad as you want them to be. If you have hopes to attend Columbia, then you need to study and keep testing until you score what you want. If you are happy with your scores, then great for you, otherwise keep studying. 

If you want to improve your SAT scores even more, then you definitely need to read some SAT books. They are worth the read. However, scores are not everything. A low SAT score is not the end of the world. Live life and enjoy every day.

If you want to score higher, make sure to read the SAT and ACT secret guide.
Scores came from a combination of the official college sites, collegeboard.com, and about.com.



31 comments:

  1. A great way to increase SAT scores, while studying more efficiently is to focus on the "Tricks" the Collegeboard uses to throw students off their game on the Math section. There are only a finite number of concepts that can be tested on the math section, but a seemingly infinite number of vocabulary words. As we see here, it only takes turning a few wrong answers to right, when it comes to getting into the school of your choice.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I got 1700 on my SAT. Is that a good score?

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would take it again and try to score

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would take it again and try to score 1850

    ReplyDelete
  5. i have scored 1830
    critical reading- 500(yeah its low)
    maths- 750
    critical writing- 580
    is it a good enough score to get me into a good college?
    i am planning to pursue the economics undergrad program.
    which are the good universities i could or should try for?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Did u write that Dartmouth is below Ivy? Dartmouth IS an Ivy!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yeah Dartmouth is an Ivy!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I got a 2120. Is that any good for getting into UC Riverside, Boston U, or NYU? I'm an int'l student, though.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I got a 2200.is that good enough for harvard?

    ReplyDelete
  10. 2120 will get you into UC Riverside. It is more than good enough. You can also get into UCSB. As for NYU, it depends on your entire package.


    WhatIsAGoodSATScore.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. It depends on your competition into the major. What is your major? What are the top SAT scores of students admitted into Harvard? 2200 is very high.

    Your total admission is important.
    -GPA
    -Personal essay
    -Extracurricular Activities
    -Internships
    -Sports
    -Volunteering
    -Highlight Strengths and join these programs
    -etc

    Good luck.

    ReplyDelete
  12. You can get 1000 Free SAT Words Texted To You Daily At https://studyboost.com/. Study all summer long on your mobile phone.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is a great article, Given so much info in it, These type of articles keeps the users interest in the website, and keep on sharing more. Thank for sharing. Sneaker Wedges

    ReplyDelete
  14. I wish to know more about this because it actually catches my attention. Keep on posting valuable information about this dude! Thank you so much for sharing.Business Flags

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such data files boosts the prompts with which we've been competent to help worth simple fact. This can be superb 1 and provide thorough specifics university or college content pieces additionally post as well as on the web buy essay assistance. Kind regards absolutely concerning this kind of superb send.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more informationHoward Davidson Arlington MA

    ReplyDelete
  17. There are numerous things thesis support you're able to do, if only you'll permit oneself to take into account these. Remember, the majority of college essays in the things you want to do can be carried out within this life time.

    ReplyDelete
  18. You are absolutely right. If something gets too slick, it will not feel as real. I totally agree with you. I used to read your posts regularly. 70s costumes

    ReplyDelete
  19. I know your blog now, and I loved the content! very useful, will continue being a reader, Thanks for the info! Feather Flags

    ReplyDelete
  20. Break Security specialized in security functions and application assessments like penetration testing, code review, client-side and mobile penetration testing.Herbal Incense online

    ReplyDelete
  21. I have been curious about this topic and decided to do some research. Your article has some useful information. Do you have any more on this subject?Business to Business

    ReplyDelete
  22. There are fully stocked hospitals in many of the bunkers around the city, while most of the metros just have what amounts to triage centers. food and clean water supply is what i would be more concerned about whenever stuck underground..Supplements in Australia

    ReplyDelete
  23. a réunis depuis sous le nom de monticulaire. viagra france il faudrait un accident ou une cause violente. y si hubo alguna vez un gobernante querido de sus, cialis españa cuanto se les animaba con el forzoso y santo.Houlteninstitute.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is a nice field to experience numerous happenings,to rehearse seeing in this place
    I am a bold enthusiast of your writings, whereas i recite your blog it is indeed fantastic ease rotten i volition followed your blog regularly,i necessity extra refurbish in your blog.apple passbook

    ReplyDelete
  25. Now a day website should be optimized for mobile search as the number of going search engine via mobile is increasing day by day. Thanks for sharing kennel cough

    ReplyDelete
  26. You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and found most individuals will go along with with your website.how to make apple passbook

    ReplyDelete
  27. Great post. If they are familiar with each other, it should make for an interesting game.υγραεριοκινηση

    ReplyDelete
  28. When I again wanted to book for a week - my wife and I have "adopted" a dog from the shelter two weeks ago.Wholesale Towel Supplier

    ReplyDelete
  29. You made some nice points there. I did a search on the subject matter and found most guys will go along with with how to stop dogs from scratching

    ReplyDelete
  30. They are a very good duo. They need to recognize this fact because it is something they are good at. Digital tickets

    ReplyDelete
  31. Howdy! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on. You have done a wonderful job! electronic cigarettes australia

    ReplyDelete