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Is 1860 a good SAT Score?

david0423david0423 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
I have a 1860 right now for my SAT. CR (610) Writing (590) Math (660) and I am also taking it again this week so I can superscore. I am thinking about applying to schools like Babson, BU, BC, NYU, Northeastern...
I have a 2.4 gap and have few ap courses (2 ap scores) and a 750 on SAT 2 Math. Would I get into these schools?

Replies to: Is 1860 a good SAT Score?

  • GMTplus7GMTplus7 Registered User Posts: 14,567 Senior Member
    "Good" is relative. Look at each school's' 25-75th percentile range for SAT score.

    Google: Common Data Set [school name]
  • proudterrierproudterrier Registered User Posts: 676 Member
    It's an OK SAT, but on the low end for all of those schools, especially BC and NYU. More importantly: a 2.4 GPA won't work for any of them. Even with a 3.4 those schools would be reaches--GPA is really, really key for elite admissions, more so than test scores.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,717 Senior Member
    An 1860 is a very low score for the schools that you list. You would be in the bottom 25% of admitted students. BU College of General Studies would be a match.

    A 2.4 GPA would be a denial at all those schools. Was that a typo?
  • david0423david0423 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Yes sorry guys that was a typo and I meant to say a 3.4 GPA
  • david0423david0423 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Yea that was a typo, I am thinking of ed Babson and I hope I can get in
  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,381 Forum Champion
    You can look online to find out each school's class profile -- it is either on their website on in the school's common data set. That along with looking at your HS Naviance if you have it will give you the best idea as to your admission chances.
  • sahar1811sahar1811 Registered User Posts: 318 Member
    depending on your ECs, essays and letters of rec, you could still have a good shot at those schools.
  • SlackerMomMDSlackerMomMD Registered User Posts: 3,094 Senior Member
    Not only look at the 25th - 75th percentile range for the SAT, also look at the average GPA, and how the GPA is distributed and the acceptance rate. If the overall acceptance rate is 35%, it will likely be lower for the lower stats applicant.
  • FabulousWuFabulousWu Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    @SlackerMomMD How would you find out how a college distributes it's GPA's? The average you can easily find but the distribution? Thanks in advance, I am trying to learn.
  • SlackerMomMDSlackerMomMD Registered User Posts: 3,094 Senior Member
    I thought the Common Data Set tells you the average high school GPA and gives a distribution of the high school GPA of incoming freshmen in Section C. A selective college incoming freshman high school GPA distribution may look like:
    3.75 and higher: 83.2%
    3.50-3.74: 10.3%
    3.25-3.49: 4.5%
    3.00-3.24: 2.0%
    2.75-2.99: 0
    and so on

    Immediately below the CDS gives the average GPA, say, 3.92. This tells the typical 3.67 GPA high school senior that while she has a chance, her GPA definitely puts her at a disadvantage.

    Not all colleges fill out the distribution in the CDS. Boston College did.

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