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Report: Class of 2018 Logs Average SAT Score of 1068

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Replies to: Report: Class of 2018 Logs Average SAT Score of 1068

  • collegemomjamcollegemomjam Registered User Posts: 1,554 Senior Member
    @JBStillFlying yes, it is great to have the choice!

    For what it's worth...I have a daughter at Georgetown, Class of 2021 and she took the OLD SAT and had a 1540 and she got in (and is there and loves it so much!).

    Her older sister with a slightly weaker application applied two years earlier with ACT....still had a decent score and a bunch of other great things like scholar athlete and she was outright rejected. We were surprised she didn't even get a waitlist.

    My son just took the SAT for the first time. He is a slower test taker so I think it's a better test for him. He took it once and got a 1420...hoping to get it up over the 1500 and maybe he will have a shot at Georgetown. We shall see.

    I think the moral of the story is that the students should take the test that works the best for them and let the chips fall. Forcing yourself to take a the test that isn't right for you could backfire.

    As it relates to Georgetown in general, I think the would have an acceptance rate in the single digits if they were less rigid with their testing requirements and if they were on Common Ap. But I think they truly want to only have people apply that want to go there. Good for them. It really is a special place.
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,952 Senior Member
    @collegemomjam, tbh I admire them for being ole stick in the muds about the application. I enjoyed the essay prompts as well. My son's app. will be fine; however, his cousin who also had a stellar app. was waitlisted there! (I'm sure he also submitted an SAT . . .). When he called to find out why they asked him "would you have come if we had accepted you?" Ouch! He ended up at ND so was very happy. Not really sure he would have attended G-Town! Those Catholic schools might have a bit of insight into the human heart . . .
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,952 Senior Member
    addendum to #17 and #15, IIRC a bunch of kids from class of '17 took the earlier (old) SAT test in order to avoid the new SAT as well. Lots of frontloading to the fall and january test dates before the new roll out in March 2016. My D17 took the March (new) test and scored a 1500. She had a 34 ACT so just used that unless she was required to submit all scores. Turns out those two scores are now equal given the new concordance. In 2016 a 1500 concorded slightly lower, to a 33.
  • makemesmartmakemesmart Registered User Posts: 836 Member
    Anyone has the data for international students? I would guess SAT is much more widely used than ACT?
  • SlimJim005SlimJim005 Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    @makesmesmart: You have a good point/question. I would be the SAT is still more widely used overseas -- even though the ACT has now overtaken the SAT in the US in terms of numbers of test takers.
  • collegemomjamcollegemomjam Registered User Posts: 1,554 Senior Member
    @JBStillFlying I agree with you that it's kind of nice that Georgetown hasn't caved into the pressure of making it easier and easier each year to apply to make them appear to be more selective and boost their rank.

    I actually think the 1500 correlating to a 34 is much more fair than a 33. That was actually the breaking point that didn't sit right with me. They obviously figured that out..that it wasn't fair to make the 36 equal to only a 1600 and nothing lower and then it all trickled down from there. Especially since a 36 could actually be a 35.5, based on how they round.

    So you think Georgetown somehow sensed from your cousin's application that he would not have gone if he was accepted? That's interesting!!! ND is a great place too! Where did your daughter end up going or did you say already?
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,952 Senior Member
    @collegemomjam my D17 is at UChicago and had also applied RD to CMU. Those were her two top schools. She didn't apply to G-Town. My son wasn't originally planning to either but he WAS planning three subject tests in the fall so thought: Why Not? and kinda toyed with the idea for a bit. Then over the summer he spent a little more than a week on campus and that changed everything. Got an admissions tour then, I believe and knew the place extremely well by the end of his time there. Then he heard the story of his cousin (my nephew - sorry I mistyped before) getting waitlisted essentially for treating it like a backup school. Must have shown in his essays. Those Jesuits - assuming there are any on the adcom - can probably smell the BS when they read it LOL. Ironically, another first cuz did get in that year but he and his parents had been carefully considering both G-Town and BC. My son is taking important lessons from these experiences and will be giving his G-Town application serious attention. It's not his absolute #1 but he'd be thrilled to be admitted and if shut out of his reachy-reaches then it becomes a serious contender. Not that G-Town isn't pretty reachy on its own.
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