Does anyone know the SSAT averages of accepted students?

<p>I was just reading the thread with acceptance rates from many of the top schools. I noticed that the only school which gave their SSAT median was Andover, with a 93%. </p>

<p>Does anyone have any other SSAT average to share? </p>


<p> will give you averages if available.</p>

<p>BSR info is lots of times outdated. Even if it says "last updated x-date" that doesn't mean ALL the info was updated. So, one small piece of info may have been changed, but nothing else for years.</p>

<p>Even if the information the schools provide was up-to-date, the self-reported data is not always consistent. For example, if more than one test is taken, the schools may only report the highest score or combination of high scores. You'll never really know the exact number.</p>

<p>I would definitely NOT trust BSR. They are completely outdated with both statistics for admission rates as well as SSAT scores. For example with NMH all of their information comes before the campus integration.</p>

<p>Last year SPS was 83. Way lower than usual.</p>

<p>Saint Mark's School(SMS): 83% --> same as last year's</p>

<p>I got 99% and still didn't get into Exeter. And even if the SSATs aren't that big a deal they must be very high at Exeter.</p>

<p>I got 97% and not accepted, either. I heard from Exeter official during my interview that their minimum requirement is 85%. As long as they meet the threshold, they do not differentiate SSAT score vey much. Their avearge used to be 93%.</p>

<p>This thread can be very helpful in allowing a glimpse into the detailed profiles of the accepted students who visit this forum. It can serve as an antidote to the "chances" threads that tend to preoccupy everyone during the application period. For me it is more valuable to look at an applicant who closely resembles my child's profile rather than the reported average. </p>

<p>For instance, the average SSAT for an Asian student from suburbia will tend to be higher than that of a URM from a public school in the south bronx- if you use a large enough sample. Therefore using the overall average is pretty much useless, at least it was for me. It easier to compare apples to apples</p>

<p>My son's profile -a URM, hence the name, 74% SSAT - good EC's, grades, recommendations, etc - pretty much like everyone else.
Accepted to Peddie, Taft, Choate, and Blair -BS's
Accepted to Delbarton, Newark Academy - day schools</p>

<p>Attending Blair - Class of 2012</p>

<p>If others were to give their "profiles" it could prove a very useful tool for future applicants.</p>

<p>I got 99%, got wait-list at most of my dream schools.
Adiosamigo is right. Test score is only part of the decision, you need to have something special than others.</p>

<p>i know a kid in my town who applied to several of the elite preps. he did not get accepted at any school although his scores were higher than mine. i would not worry too much about the ssat but think about being well rounded. sports are not everything but helped me a bit i am sure.</p>

<p>I believe ssat is one of many factors. One of my friend who got 99% SSAT did not get admission from Andover and Exeter. To help the students who are preparing for next years admission, I am willing to disclose my credentials.
I got 97% and my report cards have been perfect. I was very active in many EC and I believe my recoms are good since teachers like me very much. But I was not accepted by Exeter and Andover. I think that reason is that i am from over represented area. I was waitlisted in Groton, Deerfield, Choate, and Hotchkiss, and I was accepted by MX, SMS, Taft, and Concord. I decided to go to Saint Mark's School(SMS) as I said in a few threads.</p>

<p>the average ssat percentile for this year's andover acceptances was 93%</p>

<p>the average ssat percentile for this year's andover acceptances was 93%</p>

<p>I'm glad to see students posting about what many of the parents here tried to tell them last fall. SSAT's are PART of the puzzle. Not the whole thing. </p>

<p>To say they don't mean anything isn't at all true. But as noted here, a high SSAT score is not an automatic admission. The schools are building a class. A Community. They want a wide variety of kids with a wide variety of interests - outside the classroom. They could fill their school with 99% students.</p>

<p>another thing to remember about the ssat is that the difference between a 80 and a 99 is very small when looking at things on a larger scale. the kid who gets an 80 is perhaps in the 96th percentile of all students in the country while the kid getting the 99 is in the 99th percentile. both kids are smart enough to do the school work at exeter or andover. in sat terms, that 80 score probably equate to 1400-1500 score which is ivy league level. so you need ec's and a personality that fits with the school of your choice.</p>

<p>1400-1500 is not enough for Ivy League I thought. I thought it was 2200 and above?</p>

<p>Shore, it's the verbal and mathematical sections of the SAT, not the writing section. Some schools report their scores "old style." I don't know how reliable the scoring of the SAT writing section is, so I think it's a defensible decision. </p>

<p>I have the impression that the value of the SSAT is a relative thing. Some schools will give a high score a premium, as it will raise the class's average SSAT score, which parents do perceive to be a measure of a school's quality. Other schools, such as St. Paul's, probably work hard to keep their average from rising into the stratosphere. It's a question of the school culture the administration wishes to support. However, a top tier school with a lower than expected SSAT score could indicate a school with a strong preference for legacies, athletes, and development candidates. It does not necessarily mean that a nice, well-rounded kid from the suburbs has a better chance at admission. It could mean precisely the opposite.</p>

<p>I've seen the word "developmental student" used here before; what does that mean? Is it a student with promise who has not performed well thusfar?</p>