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Is a 1520 SAT score competitive for Ivy League admissions?

Hi! I recently received my SAT scores and got a 1520. While I'm happy with my score, I'm not sure if it's strong enough for Ivy League schools like Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth. Should I consider retaking the SAT, or is this score competitive enough? Any advice would be appreciated!

9 months ago

Hello there! First of all, congratulations on your 1520 SAT score! That's a great achievement in itself. With regard to your question, your score is definitely competitive for Ivy League schools, including Columbia, Cornell, and Dartmouth. The fact that you have reached the 1500s means that you have an SAT score that is already above average for most admitted students at these schools.

That being said, remember that Ivy League admissions are holistic, which means that a strong SAT score alone will not guarantee admission. You should also focus on maintaining a high GPA, engaging in meaningful extracurricular activities, and writing strong essays conveying who you are as a person and what you are passionate about.

Lastly, if you believe that you can substantially improve your SAT score, there's no harm in retaking it. However, do not lose focus on the other important aspects of your application. Good luck!

9 months ago

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