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Will a 1500 SAT score be good enough for Ivy League schools?

Hello! I just got my SAT results back and I scored a 1500. I'm not sure if this is competitive enough for Ivy League admissions. Do you think I should retake the test or focus on other parts of my application? Any input would be greatly appreciated!

9 months ago

Congratulations on your 1500 SAT score! That's an impressive accomplishment. It's true that Ivy League schools tend to have high standards for test scores, but they also look at the entire application, not just the SAT results.

While a higher score might help your chances, it's important to strike a balance between aiming for a higher score and allocating time to other aspects of your application. Strong essays, extracurriculars, and letters of recommendation can make a difference too. For example, my child got into an Ivy League school with a 1470 SAT score, but their application also had a mix of compelling extracurricular activities, essays, and an internship that showcased their passion for their intended major.

Ultimately, it's up to you if you would like to retake the test. It's essential, however, not to neglect other parts of your application in the pursuit of a higher score. Best of luck in your college application journey!

9 months ago

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