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What's considered a good SAT score?

Hey, I'm kinda new to the whole college application process, and I was wondering, what's actually considered a good SAT score? I know it varies by college, but I'm looking for an overall ballpark. If anyone has a quick infographic or breakdown, that'd be amazing!

7 months ago

Hey there! I'm glad you're looking into SAT scores as you dive into the college application process. You're right; what's considered a good SAT score can vary depending on the schools you're interested in. However, I can give you a general idea of what a solid SAT score looks like.

The SAT is scored on a scale of 400 to 1600. Here's a quick breakdown of score ranges:

- 1060 or below: Below average

- 1060-1210: Average

- 1210-1350: Above average

- 1350-1450: Good

- 1450-1550: Very good

- 1550 or above: Excellent

Keep in mind that these are ballpark ranges, and different colleges will have different expectations. Top-tier schools tend to have average SAT scores more in the 1450-1550 range, while other institutions may fall within the average or above-average range.

I suggest you research the schools you're interested in applying to and check their mid-50% SAT score range for admitted students, as it'll give you a good idea of whether your score aligns with their expectations.

Don't forget that your SAT score is just one part of your college application. Admissions officers also consider factors like your GPA, extracurricular activities, and essays. Good luck with the application process!

7 months ago

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