Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community polls, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

Average ACT score in Stanford.... 26?

Ray192Ray192 Posts: 2,019Registered User Senior Member
edited June 2006 in Stanford University
http://college.sparknotes.com/school/admissions.epl?inun_id=8805

Average freshman high school GPA: 3.90
Average freshman SAT verbal score: 715
Average freshman SAT math score: 722
Average freshman ACT score: 26



wha???? O_o If this is true I'm looking better already.
Post edited by Ray192 on

Replies to: Average ACT score in Stanford.... 26?

  • superwizardsuperwizard Posts: 1,251Registered User Senior Member
    On collegeboard it says mid 50% students had a score of 26-31
  • zikzik Posts: 150Registered User Junior Member
    Statistics from 2005-2006 can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/home/statistics/

    If you scroll down to C9, it says the ACT composite score consists of a 25th percentile score of 29, and a 75th percentile score of 33.
  • Ray192Ray192 Posts: 2,019Registered User Senior Member
    Wow, I guess either sparknotes is wrong or there are some MASSIVE outliers.
  • kevtricekevtrice Posts: 282Registered User Junior Member
    That's almost certainly incorrect.
  • jipa10271jipa10271 Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    What does it mean when it says mid 50%??
  • jawjaw Posts: 805Registered User Member
    25 percent have higher stats and 25 percent are lower than those stats and the other 50 percent are in that range
  • Shark_biteShark_bite Posts: 1,561Registered User Senior Member
    No, the 26-31 is correct. Only because Stanford gets so few Act scores, they tend to be lower. On their website they don't report act scores saying that because there are so few it is "statistically irrelevent". They use a conversion now, so don't expect to get in with a 26 Act.
  • stambliark41stambliark41 Posts: 2,527Registered User Senior Member
    I wonder if Stanford requests that athletes take the ACT so they can slip them in somewhat udner the radar.
  • zikzik Posts: 150Registered User Junior Member
    "No, the 26-31 is correct. Only because Stanford gets so few Act scores, they tend to be lower. On their website they don't report act scores saying that because there are so few it is "statistically irrelevent". They use a conversion now, so don't expect to get in with a 26 Act."

    They do report the ACT scores.
    http://www.stanford.edu/home/statistics/ specifically says in section C9 that 23% or 383 students submitted ACT scores and then goes on to specifically state that the middle 50% scores are from 29-33.
  • Shark_biteShark_bite Posts: 1,561Registered User Senior Member
    Ahh, you're right. I was looking here: http://apps.collegeboard.com/search/CollegeDetail.jsp?collegeId=3387&profileId=6 and at the viewbook. (It says the irrelevent thing in the viewbook. And though 23% submits the Act, according to the collegeboard, 97% send the Sat. Meaning 77% sends Sat, 3% send the Act and 20% send both.

    Hmm that isn't a very good sentance is it?
Sign In or Register to comment.