@Adamgeek: It's not like Yale is a meritocracy and the students with the highest scores get in. Test scores are just one part of the applications process, and they are not as important as other elements in your file. See: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/g...he-application
"Students, when we're on the road, we often play a little kind of quiz show game with students, asking what they think is the most important part of the application. Many, many students respond, "Well, the testing must be the most important." It's actually one of the less important elements in the file. The testing can give you a sense of what schools are within your range, and it gives the school a sense of what students in the applicant pool are within their range. The most important part of your application — bar none, no question, any college — is your high school transcript. Probably the next most important are your teacher recommendations, particularly if you're applying to any kind of selective college or university."