Is a 780 on US History a bad score?

<p>Just checked my scores today, got a 780 on USH.</p>

<p>I was wondering, is this score HYPSM-acceptable? Based on the results thread, it seems like every other person got an 800, which makes my score look awfully weak. </p>

<p>How much would retaking and getting an 800 help me in admissions?</p>

<p>I got a 770 on the June USH. It was my first non-800 on an SAT II, so I was disappointed, but then I took a second and thought about it. A 780 is fine and an 800 will make no difference in the big picture.</p>

<p>No. 780 is a good score.</p>

<p>A "bad score" would be more like in the 500s-mid 600s range.</p>

<p>is it good enough that retaking for an 800 would be a waste of time?</p>

<p>A 780 is very, very good. There is little difference (as little as 2 questions) between a 780 and a 800.</p>

<p>I wouldn't retake it as a) you could do worse, which would make presenting your case to non-score choice schools harder and b) your time could probably be better managed doing something else.</p>

<p>Are you really asking if 780 is bad? I would understand if it were Math 2 (because I did get a 780 in that, but was worried because that's notorious for its extremely generous curve/low percentiles) but I'm pretty sure history isn't viewed the same way.</p>

<p>To echo angelin, a 780 in USH is still 96th percentile.</p>

<p>*Based on the results thread, it seems like every other person got an 800, which makes my score look awfully weak. *</p>

<p>blankusername, I had a 750 on my U.S. history SATII, and I'm now a freshman at Harvard. I seriously thought you were joking when you asked whether 780 is a bad score.</p>

<p>This is a crazy question. No college including HYP will differentiate between 780 and 800 (despite of some posters with 800s trying to convince themselves otherwise).</p>

<p>780 is not worth retaking. if you get rejected from a college, it will not be because they were looking for that 780 to be an 800.</p>

<p>OMG you got a 780? you are doomed, now off to a CC!</p>

<p>lol.</p>

<p>No.</p>

<p>It's a little bit of a bummer to get 780 because it's so close to 800 (I got 790 which was frustrating...) but the reality is that the difference between a 780 and an 800 is so little that it is flat out not worth your time to retake it. 780 is a fantastic score that you should be plenty happy with. All colleges, including HYP, will look favorably upon it.</p>

<p>"where are those 20 points?" do you think your mom is happy with it?
"If you can not get 800, at least get 799!!!" hahahaha</p>

<p>i got a 780 in world history
should i take us history next year to compensate? (i only want 1 humanities lol)</p>

<p>780 is already a good score. Don't waste any more money on College Board or your morning to get an 800.</p>

<p>780 USH is what I got. I thought for a second or two that I'd retake it for an 800, then I realized how insane that was to do for TWO questions on that test. 780 is perfectly fine and won't hurt your application to any schools.</p>

<p>there is always a risk for re-take, you 'll get a lower score.</p>