Presidential Scholars Program and SAT Scores

<p>^ The cutoff could be 1590 there. I'm not sure.</p>

<p>Damn, better cross my fingers. How do you know when you get invited to the Presidential Scholars Program?</p>

<p>I looked at the candidates list for 2008, and there were about 100 candidates from Texas. Surely those couldn't all be 1600s, could they?</p>

<p>It's possible. There are about 1,200 1600ers each year.</p>

<p>And there were about 3100 candidates on the list. There is a chance, but I won't get my hopes up. I would find it rather odd if 1/12 of all 1600ers came from one state, though.</p>

<p>Keep in mind as well, though, that high-scoring ACT takers will be on that list too.</p>

<p>Ah, that is true. I imagine they'd take only 36ers though, no? A 1590 must certainly be superior to a 35. And what of students like you who got perfect scores in each?</p>

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I would find it rather odd if 1/12 of all 1600ers came from one state, though.

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<p>Google</a> - public data
Population of Texas: 24,784,302
Population of US: 307,006,550</p>

<p>307,006,550 / 24,784,302 = 12.3871372</p>

<p>Of course, it's hard to say whether or not the overall population is indicative of the SAT taking population, but I'd venture to say that the respective populations are rather close.</p>

<p>I'd say it's very possible regardless. :)</p>

<p>Yes, silverturtle, I have the same question as PioneerJones: Do you have any information on the usual ACT cutoff? My 36 doesn't seem so good when it's seen as a sum of scores, as I had 2 section scores of 35. Would that be high enough, or not, in your opinion?</p>

<p>Am I correct in assuming this is only for US test-takers? Or is there something similar for some international countries?</p>

<p>^I believe it is indeed for US test takers only.</p>

<p>^^^Considering there were over 3,000 candidates in all last year, I would venture to say that there must be several states that accept sub-1600 scores. I pray Texas is one of them. Texas, though populous, isn't quite as famous for having a large population of brilliant students, like New Jersey or New York. We're too far from the Ivy Leagues to feel that kind of pressure. But you never know.</p>

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I would venture to say that there must be several states that accept sub-1600 scores

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<p>There definitely are. CCers have confirmed this in the past.</p>

<p>Jimmy797, what state do you live in?</p>

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I looked at the candidates list for 2008, and there were about 100 candidates from Texas. Surely those couldn't all be 1600s, could they?

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There are only 60 candidates from each state. 30 male and 30 female students.</p>

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There are only 60 candidates from each state. 30 male and 30 female students.

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<p>I counted 100 (you may want to check me on that), not including arts students:</p>

<p><a href="http://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/2010/candidates.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www2.ed.gov/programs/psp/2010/candidates.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>California has even more. I didn't bother couting, but well over 150.</p>

<p>^ That's possible if they were all tied at 1600.</p>

<p>^Indeed. I don't find it extremely likely that that's the case, but I can't be too confident either way. And they don't release information about state cutoffs (at least none that I could find), so this is essentially a waiting game if you didn't score a 1600.</p>

<p>^ The 100 most likely includes ACT scores. Even then, the Texas cutoff is probably 1600.</p>

<p>^Then you could only imagine my frustration.</p>

<p>Although according to <a href="http://www.act.org/news/data/08/pdf/National2008.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.act.org/news/data/08/pdf/National2008.pdf&lt;/a>, there were only 428 36ers in the graduating class of 2008. I swear I'm overanalyzing this.</p>

<p>I had not even heard of this until yesterday :) Anyways I have a 1560, but I'm from SC so I think I might have a chance? I know someone who have a 1570 who qualified last year, but who knows. Anyways, while its a nice honor I don't think its that big of a deal - especially because they don't announce decisions until after college admission decisions ;)</p>

<p>^ Are you sure a 1570 qualified? I have a hard time believing that.</p>