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Is a 34 ACT score sufficient for Ivy League admissions?

Hi everyone! I recently took the ACT and got a 34. I'm excited, but I'm not sure if it's good enough for the top-tier schools like the Ivy Leagues. Would this score be considered competitive for those schools, or should I retake the test?

9 months ago

Congratulations on your 34 ACT score! That's an impressive achievement. To answer your question, a 34 is definitely considered competitive for top-tier schools like the Ivy Leagues. While the score is just one component of your application, it's an important one to showcase your academic capabilities.

Many students who are admitted to Ivy League schools have ACT scores in the 32-36 range, so your 34 is within that range. However, it's important to remember that the admissions process also takes into account other crucial factors such as coursework, extracurricular activities, essays, recommendations, and more.

If you feel that other areas of your application are also strong, then a 34 ACT score should be sufficient. On the other hand, if you feel you could improve your score by retaking the test, it may be worth considering. But, always weigh the time and effort it takes to study and retake the test against focusing on other elements of your application. In any case, your current score is definitely a positive aspect of your application. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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