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List of Average SAT Scores at 50 Colleges and Universities

HepstarHepstar Posts: 1,586Registered User Member
These averages are based on the SAT ranges from college board website. All of these schools compiled writing ranges. You'll notice that a lot of big-name schools like Duke, Brown, and Cornellare not on this list, due to the fact that they don't have writing ranges. I tried to find as many colleges as I could w/writing scores that people on this site might be interested in.

Amherst - 2140
Swarthmore - 2130
Caltech - 2235
Columbia - 2100
Stanford - 2150
NYU - 1960
Princeton - 2205
UPenn - 2115
Harvey Mudd - 2190
Pomona - 2165
Notre Dame - 1990
USC - 2050
Boston College - 1990
Villanova - 1895
Rensselaer Polytech - 1930
Tufts - 2110
Skidmore - 1885
Vanderbilt - 2040
Bucknell - 1945
Babson - 1825
Tulane - 1958
Emory - 2010
Boston University - 1915
American University - 1905
Johns Hopkins - 2065
Carnegie Mellon - 2050
University of Virginia - 1985
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - 1925
University of Rochester - 1965
Georgia Tech - 1930
Mount Holyoke - 1960
University of Texas Austin - 1805
Rutgers - 1795
Ohio State - 1775
Vassar - 2075
Barnard - 2055
Bryn Mawr - 1960
Colby - 2015
DePauw - 1825
University of Miami - 1875
UConn - 1775
Lafayette - 1915
University of Washington - 1760
Case Western - 1965
University of Delaware - 1795
The College of New Jersey - 1880
Wesleyan - 2070
Macalester - 2025
Smith College - 1940
Reed College - 2055

If anyone find a college w/writing scores on the college board site, feel free to add it.
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Replies to: List of Average SAT Scores at 50 Colleges and Universities

  • HepstarHepstar Posts: 1,586Registered User Member
    Bump.

    For any of the 84 people who have viewed this thread, is this list any good?
  • Groenveld9Groenveld9 Posts: 1,495Registered User Senior Member
    it's informative ...lol
  • Groenveld9Groenveld9 Posts: 1,495Registered User Senior Member
    it would be even more informative if it were in order...
    and it would be informative to know why you chose those exact colleges
  • mathwizmathwiz Posts: 2,355Registered User Senior Member
    For colleges without writing, just multiply V+M by 1.5. It won't be exact, but it will give a ballpark estimate.
  • HepstarHepstar Posts: 1,586Registered User Member
    "it would be even more informative if it were in order..."

    I don't have the time (nor do I really want to) put the list in order. The first few colleges on the list were ones that I thought of right away. The ones further down the list were

    "and it would be informative to know why you chose those exact colleges"

    I tried to pick colleges that people on CC would be interested in, schools like Caltech, Columbia, Princeton, etc. I don't think too many people would care about community colleges.
  • HepstarHepstar Posts: 1,586Registered User Member
    "For colleges without writing, just multiply V+M by 1.5. It won't be exact, but it will give a ballpark estimate."

    That works for some schools, but doesn't at others. At strong math schools like Caltech, the 1600 average is a bit higher than the 2400 one. At LACs, the 2400 average tends to be a bit higher.
  • lolabellelolabelle Posts: 2,293Registered User Senior Member
    IN ORDER:

    Caltech - 2235
    Princeton - 2205
    Harvey Mudd - 2190
    Pomona - 2165
    Stanford - 2150
    Amherst - 2140
    Swarthmore - 2130
    UPenn - 2115
    Tufts - 2110
    Columbia - 2100
    Vassar - 2075
    Wesleyan - 2070
    Johns Hopkins - 2065
    Barnard - 2055
    Reed College - 2055
    USC - 2050
    Carnegie Mellon - 2050
    Vanderbilt - 2040
    Macalester - 2025
    Colby - 2015v
    Emory - 2010
    Notre Dame - 1990
    Boston College - 1990
    University of Virginia - 1985
    University of Rochester - 1965
    Case Western - 1965
    NYU - 1960
    Mount Holyoke - 1960
    Bryn Mawr - 1960
    Tulane - 1958
    Bucknell - 1945
    Smith College - 1940
    Rensselaer Polytech - 1930
    Georgia Tech - 1930
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - 1925
    Boston University - 1915
    Lafayette - 1915
    American University - 1905
    Villanova - 1895
    The College of New Jersey - 1880
    University of Miami - 1875
    Skidmore - 1885
    Babson - 1825
    DePauw - 1825
    University of Texas Austin - 1805
    Rutgers - 1795
    University of Delaware - 1795
    University of Washington - 1760
    Ohio State - 1775
    UConn - 1775


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    Interesting how Pomona is higher than Stanford; Tufts is only 5 pts lower than Penn and 10 pts above Columbia, etc.
  • HepstarHepstar Posts: 1,586Registered User Member
  • Groenveld9Groenveld9 Posts: 1,495Registered User Senior Member
    thanks... it was more of a joke but i really appreciate it !!
  • HepstarHepstar Posts: 1,586Registered User Member
    I was incredibly bored yesterday, so decided to compile this data. I figured it would do some good.
  • Groenveld9Groenveld9 Posts: 1,495Registered User Senior Member
    it does ... today.... you are my hero
  • mathwizmathwiz Posts: 2,355Registered User Senior Member
    "For colleges without writing, just multiply V+M by 1.5. It won't be exact, but it will give a ballpark estimate."

    That works for some schools, but doesn't at others. At strong math schools like Caltech, the 1600 average is a bit higher than the 2400 one. At LACs, the 2400 average tends to be a bit higher.

    Which is why I said "ballpark estimate." It's better than nothing.
  • dubisteinschuhdubisteinschuh Posts: 386Registered User Junior Member
    Interesting... if I base it solely on the SAT, I am smarter than the average student at Columbia. Score!!!
  • murkywatermurkywater Posts: 707Registered User Member
    AVERAGE ACT SCORES

    I rounded up for some ;-)

    Princeton - 32
    Pomona - 32
    Stanford - 31
    Swarthmore -31
    UPenn - 31
    Tufts - 31
    Columbia - 31
    Vassar - 30
    Wesleyan - 30
    Johns Hopkins - 30
    Barnard - 30
    Reed College - 30
    USC - 30
    Carnegie Mellon - 30
    Vanderbilt - 30
    Macalester - 30
    Colby - 29
    Emory - 29
    Notre Dame - 32
    University of Virginia - 29
    University of Rochester - 29
    Case Western - 29
    NYU - 29
    Mount Holyoke - 28
    Bryn Mawr - 29
    Tulane - 29
    Bucknell - 29
    Smith College - 27
    Georgia Tech - 28
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - 28
    Boston University - 27
    Lafayette - 27
    American University - 28
    Villanova - 29
    University of Miami - 29
    Skidmore - 27
    Babson - 27
    DePauw - 27
    University of Texas Austin - 27
    University of Delaware - 26
    University of Washington - 27

    Question: Why is it that a student who meets the 'average' score for a university is often not considered to have a good chance there? I've seen tons of posts where someone who wants to go to Stanford has a 2150, and everyone jeers at them, saying they have no chance. If the average is 2150, that must mean they have accepted enough people above and below this mark to create the school's average.
  • lolabellelolabelle Posts: 2,293Registered User Senior Member
    ^ ^ Could you arrange the ACT scoring in order?

    And IMO, the answer to your question is that people say that because if you have an average score for a school, that score is not going to make the acceptance for you. In the same vein, however, it's not going to break an acceptance for you, either. If your score is below the average, you better have hooks, ECs, and essays, etc. that make you very, very desirable. If your score is higher than the average, then it will likely help you in the positive direction. (Sorry my answer was a little muddled)
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