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Is a 2300 good enough for an Ivy?

dhast1235dhast1235 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited January 2011 in College Admissions
I got an 800 Writing, 800 Math, but a 700 CR. I'm a bit nervous the 700 CR might mess me up, is it worth retaking the SAT's (which I obviously REALLY don't feel like doing) or are these score good enough. And yes, I know that the Ivies look at a lot more than SAT scores during admissions, but I just want to know whether the 700 CR will affect my chances by a lot.
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Replies to: Is a 2300 good enough for an Ivy?

  • SandroRodriguesSandroRodrigues Registered User Posts: 683 Member
    Your score is obviously great. I wouldn't worry about it.
  • IMaGeckoIMaGecko Registered User Posts: 370 Member
    No harm in retaking if you think you can bring it up to 750+
  • jadedwhartonguyjadedwhartonguy - Posts: 28 New Member
    A 2400 would obviously be a more advantageous score. But 1500/2300 is a strong score outside of HYP and Caltech(not an Ivy but could still be in your sights). At those 4 schools, I think it will be around average for admitted students. For the other 5 members of the Ivy League, I think 1500/2300 will exceed the score of the typical admit.
  • scales1994scales1994 - Posts: 1,122 Senior Member
    You're fine dude, save that money and buy something nice for yourself xD
  • anotherparentanotherparent Registered User Posts: 1,275 Senior Member
    A 2300 is an excellent score total and BTW, my son got into Caltech and MIT, early action, with a 2270. OTOH, my sons scores were 730/740/800. I think the reading score might not look quite so good for an ivy. The reading score is a lot more important than the writing score. If you could raise it, it would probably help. Practice reading!
  • turbulence144turbulence144 Registered User Posts: 44 New Member
    A 2300, really? I can picture it now. A well dressed, middle-aged woman with designer reading glasses will sit at her Ivy League desk, open the envelope containing your SAT scores, immediately notice your 700 CR, snicker to herself, and toss the rest of your application, unopened and unwanted, into a stone Harvard fireplace which has incinerated the unworthy essays and letters of recommendation of so many centuries of foolish, rejected students before you. You have no chance before these testing fires.

    Or like... your SATs are actually great and you need to take a bottle of chill pills.
  • gardy24gardy24 Registered User Posts: 265 Junior Member
    Retaking it would never hurt you but a 2300 is excellent. I think that with a high GPA, good ECs, a hard course load, good essays, and good recommendations should give you a fair shot at the ivies.
  • NightShadeQueenNightShadeQueen Registered User Posts: 268 Junior Member
    How many times have you taken the SAT so far? If you've taken it three or more times already, it'll be best to keep your current score. If less than three times, it wouldn't hurt to retake...but your score is plenty high already.
  • peggysuepeggysue Registered User Posts: 208 Junior Member
    It's fine. Really.
  • buntyugobuntyugo Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
    Might as well not waste the money on applying.
  • SAYSAY Registered User Posts: 815 Member
    At the top ivies a 700CR is well below average for an unhooked student with the 75th% above 770. On the other hand your 1500 M+Cr is fine if the rest of your application has what they are looking for. Keep in mind though that the vast majority of applicants with your scores will be rejected by HPYS as well as Columbia and Brown.
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    You seriously have an 800 SAT and you can't analyze the data of admitted students to those schools?


    C'mom. Are you looking for people to just pat you on the back????
  • LadyDianeskiLadyDianeski Registered User Posts: 2,064 Senior Member
    buntyugo, you forgot to add your sarc tag. ;-)

    Great score, OP. Sweat it not.
  • SAYSAY Registered User Posts: 815 Member
    T26E4- At those schools a 1500 M+CR will put him below average for non-hooked students. In fact if you go look at the recent ED admit data the schools ranked 7th-20th also get many students with these scores. Go look at the ED data for Georgetown and ND this year on this site.
  • LadyDianeskiLadyDianeski Registered User Posts: 2,064 Senior Member
    SAY, the difference between a 700 and a 750, say, is just a matter of a few missed questions. I can't see how this would be a deal-breaker, when the other two scores are so high. :)
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