I am an international student from South Korea, currently attending a private boarding school in the United States.
I've taken the SAT twice and here are my scores:
English: 640, Math: 780, 1420, Essay: 8/8/8
English: 730, Math: 750, 1480, Essay: 6/5/6
English: 730, Math: 780, 1510, Essay: 8/8/8
I am definitely applying ED to Tufts University this November.
Would my score be competitive enough for Tufts??
If not, I will have to take the August one in the United States, which will cost me extra $1000 (hotel fee, transportation, and etc.) as my school starts in September.
At this point, should I focus on writing my college essays or improving my SAT score? By the way, I have finished taking all three subject tests if that helps.
I'm also considering to apply Northwestern, Cornell, Princeton, UVA, U Michigan, U Chicago, Kenyon, Lehigh, Case Western, U Rochester, George Washington, Skidmore.