Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Please take a moment to read our updated TOS, Privacy Policy, and Forum Rules.

What's a good score on an SAT essay?

daisies21daisies21 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited April 2010 in SAT Preparation
I got back my March SAT scores, and I did well in writing (770) but only got a 9 on the essay. This is weird for me because I'm typically a good writer. What is considered to be a good score for an SAT essay? I am looking at Ivy League and other prestigious schools, so what kind of scores do they expect, and do I need to retake the SAT just for the essay?
Post edited by daisies21 on

Replies to: What's a good score on an SAT essay?

  • jerrry4445jerrry4445 Registered User Posts: 2,741 Senior Member
    a good score would be 10+. Although you're a good writer, the essay grading is subjective. The graders don't grade it properly. They skim and read for like 2-3 min and move on. So, don't evaluate your writing based on a score of a 9.

    really, a 770 is good enough.
  • I VI V Registered User Posts: 845 Member
    A 10, 11, and 12 are 99th percentile on the essay.
This discussion has been closed.