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List of Average SAT Scores at 50 Colleges and Universities

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Replies to: List of Average SAT Scores at 50 Colleges and Universities

  • soccerkaguru92soccerkaguru92 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Anybody know the average SAT score for Duke University?
  • Ryan537Ryan537 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    bump ^ ^ ^
  • wastatewastate Registered User Posts: 35 New Member
    IS SAT score 1990 is average for a 8th grader? First time to take it this year. What kind of school will accept this score?
  • BlizzaPBlizzaP Registered User Posts: 301 Junior Member
    Jesus Christ just read books and you'll get your 2400 in 3 years
  • wastatewastate Registered User Posts: 35 New Member
    really, what books, are you talking about SAT Review books? Can you be more specific? What do most high school students get when they take SAT?
  • stef1astef1a Registered User Posts: 420 Junior Member
    1990 is really high for an 8th grader. I would expect it to go up (a lot) since you're only in the 8th grade.
  • shahdinshahdin - Posts: 2,178 Senior Member
    Is this still accurate or outdated?
  • everaryeverary Registered User Posts: 708 Junior Member
    I'm working on an updated list (though I'm too sleepy and will finish tomorrow), and most colleges have gone up slightly, but overall are the same.
  • StallerStaller Registered User Posts: 343 Member
    I find it a bit random that Pamona and Harvey Mudd are so hard to get in to.
  • SuinSuin Registered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    It's not random, they are both excellent schools and therefore attract high caliber students.
  • everaryeverary Registered User Posts: 708 Junior Member
    ^Yeah, Pomona's just unknown, but it's one of my dream schools and every single Pomona student/prospie has had people exclaiming, "Cal Poly Pomona!?" which is not only lower-tier but also completely different in size and specialization.
  • everaryeverary Registered User Posts: 708 Junior Member
    Updated ~

    *As has been stated, SAT averages are dragged down by URMs, legacies, and other hooked students; also, even a 2400 with a solid application is no guarantee to any college, especially not Ivy-tiers.
    SAT scores in general are more of a qualifier than something that holds immense weight. Also, unless one is a majorly hooked applicant, SAT score ranges do indicate a cutoff if one's score is extremely far below average. Either one should check the score choice policy and decide whether to retake, or try the ACT.
    *I may have made arithmetic mistakes on any of these; if so, they will usually be in the tens digit.
    *Some colleges, including those on the list below, are SAT-optional.
    *Additions to this list include random universities, liberal arts colleges, the UCs, and some Ivies that previously did not accept writing.
    *Some colleges here are much more math-oriented than others, and vice versa. Pratt Institute, for example, is a major art school and probably does not weigh the SAT heavily.
    *Use Ctrl+F to find a college you're looking for. If it's University of (state), it might be abbreviated "U(state)" even if no one calls it that.

    Also, many colleges in certain parts of the US prefer the ACT over the SAT, so this list is not an indicator of rank even among test scores.

    College Name - 2007 List Average - 2010 List Average
    *Note: Data from College Board; their current information is nearly always outdated. For the real college average, visit that college's website. This is just to get an idea of SAT score rankings.

    Caltech - 2235 - 2240
    Yale - (none) - 2235
    Princeton - 2205 - 2225
    Olin - (none) - 2225
    Harvard - (none) - 2210
    Pomona - 2165 - 2205
    Harvey Mudd - 2190 - 2195
    Johns Hopkins - 2065 - 2190
    Emory - 2010 - 2175
    MIT - (none) - 2175
    UPenn - 2115 - 2155
    Northwestern - (none) - 2155
    Tufts - 2110 - 2150
    Stanford - 2150 - 2150
    Brown - (none) - 2145
    Vanderbilt - 2040 - 2140
    Amherst - 2140 - 2135
    USC - 2050 - 2135
    Carleton - (none) - 2120
    Rice - (none) - 2120
    Notre Dame - 1990 - 2105
    Vassar - 2075 - 2090
    Wesleyan (Univ.) - 2070 - 2085
    Bowdoin - (none) - 2085
    Carnegie Mellon - 2050 - 2075
    Reed College - 2055 - 2070
    Wellesley - (none) - 2070
    Bucknell - 1945 - 2060
    Macalester - 2025 - 2055
    Barnard - 2055 - 2045
    Brandeis - (none) - 2030
    Colby - 2015 - 2025
    Davidson - (none) - 2025
    Boston College - 1990 - 2015
    UC Berkeley - (none) - 2010
    William and Mary - (none) - 2005
    Tulane - 1985 - 1995
    UVirginia - 1985 - 1995
    Rensselaer Polytech - 1930 - 1990
    NYU - 1960 - 1985
    Case Western - 1965 - 1980
    UMichigan, Ann Arbor - (none) - 1980
    Rochester - 1965 - 1960
    Georgia Tech - 1930 - 1955
    Mount Holyoke - 1960 - 1955
    Smith College - 1940 - 1955
    UNC Chapel Hill - 1925 - 1940
    Bryn Mawr - 1960 - 1935
    George Washington - (none) - 1935
    UCLA - (none) - 1930
    Lafayette - 1915 - 1905
    American University - 1905 - 1905
    UWisconsin, Madison - (none) - 1900
    Boston University - 1915 - 1895
    University of Miami - 1875 - 1895
    Babson - 1825 - 1875
    Skidmore - 1885 - 1870
    The College of New Jersey - 1880 - 1870
    UC San Diego - (none) - 1870
    University of Texas Austin - 1805 - 1825
    UConn - 1775 - 1815
    UC Santa Barbara - (none) - 1810
    University of Washington - 1760 - 1800
    Virginia Tech - (none) - 1795
    Rutgers, New Brunswick - 1795 - 1790
    DePauw - 1825 - 1785
    Penn State, UPark - (none) 1785
    SUNY Stony Brook - (none) - 1765
    University of Delaware - 1795 - 1750
    Pratt Institute - (none) - 1750
    Ohio State, Columbus - 1775 - 1720

    *Wake Forest, Pitzer, CMC, WUSTL, Villanova, LeHigh, Georgetown, Williams, UFlorida, Brown, and many public state universities do not count writing or at least don't report scores for it.

    If a major college you're looking for isn't there, just look it up and post so others interested in the same college know.

    My comments on the list: The most notable score jump occurred with University of Notre Dame. Otherwise, SAT scores seem to have remained the same with some colleges and--especially at top tier colleges--risen slightly. Is this due to colleges taking the writing section more seriously or applicants getting more competitive?
  • shahdinshahdin - Posts: 2,178 Senior Member
    ^ You missed, Columbia , Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Northwestern.
  • everaryeverary Registered User Posts: 708 Junior Member
    I have Northwestern; Duke I just forgot; and I somehow missed a good chunk of the Ivies. O_o Thanks for the correction:

    Columbia - 2100 - 2185 (between Johns Hopkins/Harvey Mudd and Emory)
    Dartmouth - (none) - 2170 (between MIT and UPenn)
    Duke - (none) - 2135 (tied with Amherst, USC)
    Cornell - forgot to put that it still does not count writing score

    EDIT: Also, Johns Hopkins should be 2090, not 2190.
  • shahdinshahdin - Posts: 2,178 Senior Member
    ^ you can multiply its cr+math score by 1.5, that will give an accurate average score.
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