How would college admissions most likely view my 2200?

<p>WR 800
CR 710
M 690</p>

<p>I know many schools still focus on CR + M, so I'm just wondering how they will view my 2200. Should I retake to achieve a higher Math and CR? This was my first SAT and I didn't take any classes, and I just studied a little bit by myself on my free time.</p>

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<p>Often with a pair of reading glasses, hopefully without much squinting.</p>

<p>Nope. A 2200 or above is great for any school (including highly selective colleges like UPenn and Columbia). I would suggest NOT to retake it. You might even do worse. :(</p>

<p>I disagree with poppyeyed. If you're confident that you can significantly improve your Math and CR, I would retake it (permitting you've only taken it once or twice already). Adding 100 points to your score and bringing it to a 2300 is simply a matter of increasing you math to 740 and your CR to 760. If you read over the study guide sections in SAT preparation on these forums and follow their advice, you should be fine. It definitely is possible, and, although a 2200 is quite a good score, it can never hurt to add a hundred or so points to it :D</p>

<p>I would retake, especially if this was your first time. Your writing score masks your CR+M a bit out of 2400, but it's best to make sure you at least at 700+ on each section, preferrably 750+. Basically, if you can get your score 2300+, your chances at top school will absolutely increase.</p>

<p>Try the ACT. My kids did better on it (no studying).</p>

<p>I would definitely retake. My first SAT (January), I got 2190 but I got just 720 on the Math, which I knew I could easily ace. I re-took in March and got an 800 on the math and while the other two fell by 10-20 points (770-750 W; 700-690 CR), I still ended up with a 2240 and a 2270 composite. I am still a little PO'd about not exceeding 700 on the CR, which I know I can definitely do, but at least I obtained my one necessary goal and I was able to confidently move on to SAT IIs because my retake helped immensely.</p>

<p>A 2200, even with a somewhat disparate distribution of subscores, is not going to disqualify you from consideration at any college in the nation, and I think people are overstating the difference that even 100 extra points will make. Once you get over 2200, you have demonstrated that you are Ivy (even HYPSM) material and the adcoms are going to turn their attention to the other aspects of your application. If you don't mind taking the test again, think you might be able to do better, but are willing to accept a drop in your scores, go ahead and retake, but don't expect it to drastically better your chances anywhere.</p>

<p>HOWEVER when dealing with an 800 writing score and CR and M scores that are not as high--and I'm speaking here as a veteran of the admissions process who had that SAT I distribution--you need to take a look at how many schools on the list you're considering don't consider the W portion and just look at the 1600 point M/CR. If you have a lot of those schools on your list, I would encourage you to do some prep and retake to see if you can get yourself solidly into the 1400s or even pushing 1500.</p>

<p>Popeye is totally incorrect. In top college's eyes you are below median with a 1400.</p>

<p>CAn u guys give me tips on takin the sat's because i got 390(ommited 41) CR 410M(22 430WR (11)</p>

<p>Redroses is correct. Writing is usually not important, and 1400 is, although not bad, not outstanding either.</p>

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<p>Read here dude:</p>

<p>SAT</a> Preparation - College Confidential</p>

<p>@ OP - Your score is terrific but based on the distribution you can definitely get math and reading up with some focused preparation. I'd say study hard and then retake it.</p>

<p>Now see, I agree with popeyed. With prep you might bring your math score up, but the odds of scoring another 800 on the writing section isn't great. Most schools do look at writing these days. Critical reading? That's another one that may go up or down. </p>

<p>There's something to be said for taking it once. 2200 is a great score. You could definitely find other things to spend your time on that would help your cause, rather than prepping for a second SAT.</p>

<p>At schools with score choice, which is most, there is ZERO benefit to taking once. Why do people post on subjects where they don't have a clue?</p>

<p>Does retaking the SAT hurt you if you get a worse score? I thought students had the liberty of taking the highest scores from each of their sections and matching them before sending them to colleges.</p>

<p>Thanks for all the advice, guys.
I actually consider myself pretty good in Math, so I know I can increase that score with more preparation. As for whether or not I can duplicate an 800W, I'm pretty sure I can get close. I've never had a problem with that section and I didn't even study for it prior to taking the SAT.</p>

<p>What I mainly want to do is get my sections within the middle 50% range of some schools I'm looking at.</p>

<p>Many schools will allow super scoring but it's a double edged sword with score choice as you'll have to show all testing dates you want to use.</p>

<p>At the really top colleges you want to be above 50th percentile range for a real shot as half the class has a hook and thus can have lower scores.</p>

<p>^ Yea I was thinking about that. In truth, I'm not planning on going to an Ivy League school. I'll probably apply to Brown and Princeton, but other than that, I'm looking more at liberal arts colleges.</p>

<p>But I really believe a 690 M can bring down my chances, especially when I KNOW I'm good at it. Heck, I've placed in state math competitions...</p>

<p>Why WOULDN'T you take it again? I mean, taking it three times is questionable, but two times are to be expected. Everyone in my class took it twice and most of us improved. I improved by 160 in one section. it can't hurt.</p>

<p>Take the ACT instead. I scored much better on the ACT (35) vs. SAT (2240), and I didn't study except a practice test and a couple hours of math problems on my own. For some people the ACT makes more sense than the SAT.</p>