Target SAT scoreAnswered
I'm taking the SAT again this October when I will be a senior. My question is what should be my target score to be a competitive applicant? I have a 4.0 UWGPA, 6 AP classes and 10 Honors, but my EC's leave a lot to be desired. I'm applying to Smith, Wellesley, UPenn, and Boston University. Suggestions?
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The respondent's answer is slightly outdated.
For U Penn you want a 1500-1560.
For Smith you want a 1350-1490
For Wellesley you want a 1370-1510
For Boston U you want a 1430-1540
From U Pen Almanac 5/11/2021
"The University of Pennsylvania adopted a test-optional policy with regard to standardized tests for the 2020-2021 application cycle. Twenty-six percent of the regular decision admitted students did not include testing as part of their application. For the admitted students including testing in their application, the middle 50% testing ranges are 1500-1560 on the SAT and 34-36 on the ACT. "
I pulled the other mid 50% stats from their respective latest "common data sets".
The average score on the 1600 scale for each of your schools is:
UPenn: 1500 (700-760 Reading and Writing, 750-800 Math)
Wellesley: 1425 (Reading and Writing 680-750, Math 680-780)
Boston U: 1420 (Reading and Writing 650-720, Math 690-790)
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