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Is a 1500 SAT score good enough for Ivy League admissions?

Hi everyone! I recently took the SAT and got a 1500. I'm happy with my score, but I'm concerned that it's not enough for the Ivy League. I'm considering retaking the test, but I'm not sure if it's worth the effort. What do you think? Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi there! Congrats on your 1500 SAT score! That's definitely a great accomplishment. While it's true that a 1500 is a strong score, Ivy League universities tend to have very competitive applicants with even higher scores. However, it's important to remember that your SAT score is just one part of your overall application.

Ivy League admissions also look at your extracurriculars, essays, letters of recommendation, and other factors. If you have a well-rounded profile, then a 1500 may not be a deal-breaker. Retaking the test could potentially improve your chances, but you would need to weigh the benefits against the time and energy required to prepare for the test once more.

My child was faced with a similar decision some years back, and they chose to focus on strengthening other parts of their application. Ultimately, it worked out well for them. Best of luck with your decision!

9 months ago

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