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How vital is the distribution of my SAT score (EBRW vs Math)?

My current SAT score is 1490 with a 770 in English and a 720 in Math. I don't really plan on applying for any STEM majors. As I was looking at SAT score statistics for the schools I'm applying to, I noticed that most of them tend to have higher average math scores than English scores. How might my score distribution affect me? My assumption is that if I'm not applying for STEM, it's fine, however, I still worry that my lower math score could negatively affect my admission chances.

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4 months ago

Since you are applying as a non-STEM applicant having an inverted score is going to make you look better than most applicants. If you look at the distribution of a 1490 SAT score, I would say that 90% of test takers have between a 50/50 score (740/750) and a math-skewed score (720/770). And very few people have an inverted score of 770 EBRW/720 MATH.

This is very appealing to colleges who are looking to fill their rosters with humanities majors because having the ability to read, write, and comprehend books is paramount to undergraduate coursework future research internships, and final thesis projects.

You have nothing to worry about.

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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
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SAT: 720 math
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