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What does it mean for an SAT score to be considered 'good'?

I remember that the max SAT score used to be 2400 but now it's changed to 1600. What would you all consider to be a 'good' score now with the new format?

7 months ago

Hi there! It's true that the maximum SAT score has changed from 2400 to 1600. A 'good' score depends on your goals and the colleges you're aiming for. Generally speaking, a total score of 1200 or above is considered above average, while a score of 1400 or higher is usually seen as competitive for more selective colleges.

To get a better understanding of what constitutes a 'good' score for your target schools, you can look up the middle 50% SAT score range of admitted applicants at those institutions. This will give you a range of scores that typically fall within the 25th and 75th percentiles of admitted students at that school.

Aim for a score within or above that range to maximize your chances of admission. Keep in mind that colleges also consider other factors like your GPA, extracurricular activities, and essays during the admissions process. Good luck!

7 months ago

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