  <p>Colleges do publish score profiles of the accepted students. The top 25 percentile scores, for example, for a typical elite XYZ college could be as follows:</p>

<p>CR : 780
Math : 780
Writing : 770</p>

<p>Does this mean the top 25% of the students of this XYZ college do get a total score more than (780+780+770) -> 2330? </p>

<p>To me this looks highly unlikely and would like to get additional information if any one knows more.</p>

<p>the 25th percentile means that of admitted students, the 25th percentile scores were better than 25% of the admitted students, same goes for the 75th percentile.</p>

<p>Shah, you're right but she said top 25 percent, so wouldn't that be in the 75% range?</p>

<p>^ i was giving an example lol, meaning vice versa.</p>

<p>It doesn't mean 2330+.
That would assume that one person scores in the same percentile for all their sections (62nd percentile for all sections or something).
However, someone may score 62nd percentile, 99th percentile, and 88th percentile in their sections. So, the section scores are not uniformly distributed by individual. A 75th percentile student does not necessarily have to be in 75th percentile on all sections.</p>

<p>I think so too ( logically thinking) .. Is there any stats on the total SAT score posted?</p>

<p>The only reason colleges not do that is to make the numbers look good and make the colleges more competetive than they are ...</p>