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I got a 9 on SAT essay, is that too low for Princeton?

YM1992YM1992 Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
edited November 2009 in Princeton University
Overall I got 710 on writing, but for the essay I blanked like about half a page some more and didn't have any time to check errors...My other two scores are okay I think..(CR730, M770)

Should I retake SAT in December to increase my essay score because I felt it was a real blemish for me??

Thanks for any advice!!!
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Replies to: I got a 9 on SAT essay, is that too low for Princeton?

  • kwukwu Registered User Posts: 4,759 Senior Member
    The SAT Writing Essay is a joke.

    Don't bother to retake the exam unless you're certain that your score will increase fairly substantially. Say, from the 2210 you have now to a 2290 or higher.
  • OldbatesieDocOldbatesieDoc Registered User Posts: 1,856 Senior Member
    It's all too low for Princeton...
  • fauvefauve Registered User Posts: 3,481 Senior Member
    The SAT/ACT 25-75th percentiles for Princeton are 1390-1580. His 1500 is fine.

    YM1992- Will you have the SATII English Literature score to boost your profile?
  • Techy233Techy233 Registered User Posts: 604 Member
    Retake it only if you're going to get a 2400.
  • steveb120steveb120 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    no i wouldnt recommend retaking it just to increase the essay...I got a 6 (a 6!) on the essay, and im not really worried about it...its definitely more important to let your writing skill show through the app essays, rather than worry about the dubious 25-minute piece of (crap) that is the SAT essay. good essays should more than balance out the SAT score
  • YM1992YM1992 Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    good essays should more than balance out the SAT score
    Bingo! I got the point:)

    I'll definetely worry about my other app essays more;)

    Thanks for everyone's help:)

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