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SAT Writing: How Much Do Colleges Care, Exactly?

countdown_dacountdown_da Registered User Posts: 63 Junior Member
edited November 2009 in College Admissions

So I got 2240 on the October SAT, which is great and I'm very happy with it. However, one thing that concerns me is the score breakdown.
I got 670 CR, 770 Math, and 800 Writing (10 Essay, 80 Multiple Choice). I'm satisfied with the overall score but I heard that some colleges don't really care about writing section. I know some colleges don't even count the writing score (looking at SAT score out of 1600), but do most colleges (especially ivies and other top-tiers) generally put less weight on the writing section than on math or reading, even though they look at SAT score out of 2400?
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Replies to: SAT Writing: How Much Do Colleges Care, Exactly?

  • MillancadMillancad Registered User Posts: 5,941 Senior Member
    Every school says whether it's considered or not. Look up the school's common data set or get a book (eg: Princeton Review's Best 324 Colleges) that contains the admissions factors for many schools.
  • cityoftwilightcityoftwilight Registered User Posts: 192 Junior Member
    Oh same here! I got a 2240. 790 in CR, 750 in Math, and 800 in writing. Well, that's what I heard, too! They say that most colleges emphasize a lot on Math and CR since the writing section is so new...for UCs, that 800 will be good, but for privates...I don't think that looks as good in writing if that's an 800 instead of math, or something. Most privates are still in the past...so yah. Poor us. =[
  • yipyip0901yipyip0901 Registered User Posts: 1,072 Senior Member
    ^thats 2340 ;)
  • SkittledSkittled - Posts: 177 Junior Member
    obviously he meant 690 Cr. idiot
  • yipyip0901yipyip0901 Registered User Posts: 1,072 Senior Member
    ^gosh....Didn't your teachers teach you that it's not nice to call someone ''idiot''?
    and btw, i dont care whether you trust me or not, I actually KNEW that!
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