Just signed up for an account after lurking around here for the past month or so. I'm a junior at what's been ranked the top public school in the US (not bragging, just background info). My school allows us access to this program called Naviance and in it there is the SuperMatch College Search. When looking in-depth at colleges there is a scattergram of those who have applied. It ranks SAT vs GPA for the kids that went to my school and applied to whichever college you're looking at. The average SAT score and GPA (out of 100) for kids from my school that have been accepted are much higher than the official averages that the college websites list. Here's an example for Johns Hopkins, the first number is from my school and the second is from the college's information:
GPA: 94.54 VS 3.72
SAT 2206 VS 2082
I don't know what a 3.72 is equal to but really, why is the average SAT about 120 points higher? Is it just because the kids in my school that apply are above average for the college?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the wordy post!