Does the Math SAT matter for Liberal Arts majors?

<p>I'm currently prepping for the SAT, and thus far I have scored in the mid-high 700s in all three subjects. However, I only achieved such a score once in math, and since then, over a month ago, I have been stuck in the 600s. It could have been that the math section was particularly easy on that BB test--I don't know.</p>

<p>Anyway, back to my question. I am going to major in political science, and all of my EC's, essays, etc. have and will have been related to that. Will colleges care at all if my Math SAT I score is low? Take two applicants, both of which have identical stuff except for SAT's, are both are pursuing poli science majors. Applicant 1 has a 2300 (700M) and applicant 2 has a 2400. Will applicant 2 have an advantage?</p>

<p>They don't usually consider your major that much- for all they know, you could change to a math or science major once you get there, and many students do. So yes, in your hypothetical, applicant 2 would have an advantage.</p>

<p>It sounds like you're going to do a good job on the SATs, though, whether you crack 700 on the math section or not. Just do your best, keep reviewing and practicing your math skills, and try to relax. Many students would be absolutely thrilled to score in the 600s in math.</p>

<p>^Poo. It's times like this that I wish I was in the UK. There, they don't just not look at scores unrelated to your major, but they don't even look at your GRADES unrelated to your major.</p>

<p>They don't even look at your grades PERIOD.</p>

<p>what school do you plan to attend? 600'ish is not bad for most schools.</p>

<p>600 can get you into places but isnt impressive usually. if you need your SATs to save your ass like i did you 600s wont do much for you. if you have really good grades it wont matter at a lot of places (girl in my class got into upenn early with an 1800) but you need a great gpa to counteract. im hoping the opposite is true cause i need that</p>