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Is a 1400 SAT score sufficient for chances at Ivy League schools?

Hello! I took the SAT and got a 1400. I'm really worried if this score is competitive enough to apply to Ivy League schools. Should I try to retake the test, or do you think my score is enough to be considered? I appreciate any advice or opinions you can provide.

9 months ago

Hi there! A 1400 on the SAT is a good score, but when it comes to Ivy League schools, admissions can be much more competitive. The average SAT score for Ivy League applicants typically falls in the 1450-1580 range. That being said, SAT scores are not the only factor in the admissions process. My child was in a similar situation and still managed to get into a top-tier school by showcasing their extracurricular achievements and outstanding essays.

If you believe you can improve your SAT score, it might be worthwhile to retake the test. However, you should also make sure to continue participating in extracurricular activities, maintain a strong GPA, and work on composing well-crafted application essays. These factors can help to offset a potentially lower SAT score. Ultimately, the most important thing is to present a well-rounded application that showcases your unique strengths and skills.

Best of luck with your college applications!

9 months ago

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