# How many 1600's total??

<p>I am curious how many 1600's are scored each year. I saw the statistic for 1996 but what is it now? And 1500's?</p>

<p>15,016 "2004 College-Bound Seniors" got a 1500 or better on the SAT. 939 of that same group got a 1600. Interesting note: more people got a 1600 than those who got a 1590 (365), a 1580 (754), or a 1570 (732).</p>

<p>keep in mind, that this only counts single testings. Therefore, this number is probably increased significantly when you count people who got an 800 on verbal in one sitting and 800 on math in another sitting.</p>

<p>wish i got a 1600...</p>

<p>939 out of how many seniors total?</p>

<p>1.42 million, of which 759,000 were female.</p>

<p>so when you look at it like that... 939 out of 1.42 million is nothing. that is 0.066% percent of the scores. and even 15016 out of 1.42 million is 1.057%.</p>

<p>One way to look at it that you may find interesting is that the top 1% score 1480 or higher, for females the top 1% score 1460 or higher. Kinda makes you wonder, are all those kids (and parents of kids) on this website or are some fudging a bit ? Just a thought. I try to tell D that these standardized tests need to be prepared for but not to the point of hysteria. I have to believe even the most anal of adcoms differentiates little between students in the top 1%. At that level, the difference in scores does not seem statistically significant . I would hope that adcoms would look to the transcript, and the ec's to select "the class". It is my "Pollyanna-ish" belief that they do.</p>

<p>Other interesting tidbits. The top 5% of all test-takers score 1400 or higher, for females it is 1370. Top 10%? 1320 all test-takers , 1290 females.( I need to correct something on my above post. The numbers listed are for the 99th percentile. CB reports a 99+ which is 1540 for all students, 1520 for females. That makes more mathematical sense.)</p>

<p>Curmudgeon-</p>

<p>I don't think people are really inflating their SAT scores. Obviously kids who score high on SATs are more likely to frequent a college message board than kids who aren't as academically inclined. Thousands and thousands of kids break 1400- it may be in the upper percentiles, but in terms of the number of kids who score it, it's really nothing special.</p>