# Low CR score

<p>If i am going to major in economics, will my low CR score affect me? Math 750 Critical Reading 660 Writing 670.
thanks</p>

<p>UVA, Notre Dame, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Darmouth.</p>

<p>Depends where you’re trying to get in</p>

<p>See Dartmouth’s Common Data Set, C9 Data: <a href=“http://www.dartmouth.edu/~oir/pdfs/cds_2013-2014_updated.pdf”>http://www.dartmouth.edu/~oir/pdfs/cds_2013-2014_updated.pdf</a></p>

<p>25th percentile SAT: CR = 680, M = 680, W = 680</p>

<p>What that means is that 75% of Dartmouth’s admitted students had at least one of those scores, but not necessarily all of them. For example, a student who had a 680 in CR, could have had an 800 in math and a 750 in writing etc. So, currently two of your SAT subset scores are below Dartmouth’s 25th percentile. That doesn’t preclude you from being accepted, but to counter your lowish SAT scores, you’re going to need something special and unique in your application that your offering Dartmouth over applicants that have higher SAT scores.</p>

<p>It looks to be the same at Northwestern: <a href=“http://enrollment.northwestern.edu/common-data/2012-13/c.html#c9”>http://enrollment.northwestern.edu/common-data/2012-13/c.html#c9</a> and Notre Dame: <a href=“https://www3.nd.edu/~instres/CDS/2013-2014/CDS_2013-2014.pdf”>https://www3.nd.edu/~instres/CDS/2013-2014/CDS_2013-2014.pdf</a></p>

<p>UChicago doesn’t participate in the Common Data set, but I imagine their numbers are about the same as Northwestern, Notre Dame and Dartmouth – so all those schools will be high reaches for you</p>

<p>You seem to have a better chance over at UVA: <a href=“http://avillage.web.virginia.edu/iaas/cds/cds1314all.shtm”>http://avillage.web.virginia.edu/iaas/cds/cds1314all.shtm</a></p>

<p>Your chances do not look good for those schools and UVA can be very hard to get into if you are not instate.</p>

<p>Unless English is a recently learned language, that score should be around 2200 for those schools.</p>

<p>I am actually instate @ooohcollege</p>

<p>Your CR and composite scores are low for these schools.</p>

<p>Then you have a strong chance of getting into UVA</p>

<p>Taking nothing else into account, your scores are very acceptable for UVA, especially if you are NOT from northern virginia. If you are, then your weighted GPA is going to have to be pretty high (reflecting rigor and performance). </p>