Princeton and the ACT

<p>I remember reading somewhere that Princeton discourages the ACT and prefers the SAT. </p>

<p>I have a low (for Princeton) SAT score (1460, 740 V, 720 M) but my ACT is a 34 (which is about 1530-1550 on the SAT scale, I think). My SAT II scores are a bit better than SAT I: 800 Writing, 750 Bio, 750 Math 2c. </p>

<p>Does anyone know if it is true that Princeton doesnt weigh the ACT and SAT equally? Also, will it hurt my chances to send both SAT and ACT scores, considering that they will probably only look at SAT? </p>

<p>Thanks. (I'm applying RD, btw, if that makes any difference).</p>

<p>I don't think they discourage the ACT, that would be highly unfair to a number of applicants. They wouldn't be allowed to do that, I don't think.</p>

<p>Of course they are allowed to discourage the ACT...and they do. Princeton just recently accepted the ACT. They do not want the ACT unless all of the other schools that you are applying to only take it and not the SAT I.</p>

<p>Really? What about all the midwestern people who primarily take the ACT?
But that's like saying Princeton discourages the Common App which they just started taking...</p>

<p>No, it's not the same at all. Just because midwesterners like the ACT doesn't mean they don't have the ability to take the SAT. Besides, read anything published by Princeton regarding the SAT vs. the ACT and they explicitly state that they prefer the SAT.</p>

<p>I guess I never looked into that because I've never considered taking the ACT, which is apparently a good thing =)</p>

<p>why they don't like the ACT-who knows? It seems to me a better test.</p>

<p>i've heard rumors that the ACT is easier</p>

<p>If I took both, can I put down both scores? My ACT score is better, so will they look at that too, or just take the SAT score if I put both down?</p>

<p>Thanks to everyone who replied.</p>

<p>kknudsen12- that's what i was wondering too..anyone know?</p>

<p>Tobsta--you're right, the verbal (2 parts) and math section of the ACT are a lot easier than the SAT's m & v. The ACT's writing section is almost ridiculously easy while the SAT's verbal part requires some thought.</p>