what is considered a "mediocre," "good," or "excellent" score?
In context to colleges, which scores make the appropriate impact on admissions? (For schools of top 30 calibur, like emory, carnigie mellon, michigan, wake, etc......not the top ivies)
Here's my opinion
Mediocre scores - <28 - may hurt your chances a bit, but not much
Good scores - <32 - may help your chances, but won't make or break you for admissions given that you have the average stats for the target school.
Great scores - >32 - will help you in admissions, may make up for low GPA, lack of extra curriculars, etc.
This is actually to help me understand the importance of scores, such as whether one should retake a 29, a 33, etc.