What's considered a good SAT II score?

<p>I took Math II and Chem SAT II's almost 3 weeks ago, and since the scores are coming in soon, I was wondering, what's considered a good score? I know the standards for SAT IIs are higher than they are for SAT I, but what's "good"? If I get below a certain score should I retake them?</p>

<p>Look at percentile for each subject test, not score number.</p>

<p>% doesn't mean nearly as much as raw score.
750+ is good
800 is great</p>

<p>Come on now. Not everyone gets an 800. You don't need an 800. I say anything over a 700 is good. The higher you go in the 700's, the better.</p>

<p>As high over the national average you can, I would assume.</p>

<p>Generally anything 700+ is good.</p>

<p>700 on many of the exams hovers at about 60th perentile. This is not a strong score for top schools.</p>

<p>I was going to say 650....but I guess I'm wrong.
I asked a Carnegie Mellon Admissions Rep and she said 650
Are Ivies the same? I don't know.</p>

<p>It depends upon the school you're applying too.</p>

<p>I don't remember the exact numbers but the stats are available if you search around the college board web site.</p>

<p>Something like only about 1/3 of the students that take SAT I take SAT II. It is a self selective group since only top colleges are interested in SAT II. Those students usually choose their strongest subjects.</p>

<p>Less than 1% of the students taking SAT I get 2400. Something like 20% to 40% of students taking SAT II get 800 depending on the subject. If you want a high percentile like > 90%, you need a 800 or very close to it.</p>

<p>Where do you want to go? What's "good" depends almost entirely on what kids you are being compared with.</p>

<p>I got almost perfect scores on 3 SAT II's, but because I was applying to Ivies I actually needed those scores.</p>

<p>@sherpa: Percentile, not percent.</p>

<p>For the SAT II's, percentile is probably more important. 90+ percentile is good, but 98 or 99 would be awesome.</p>