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What is considered a "good" SAT score to have in order to get into a ivy league?

I got an average score on the SAT but I am well rounded everywhere else. #college #admissions #college-admissions #ivyleague #sat #testing

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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Brianna T. I see that you posted this question a little while ago so I hope my answer to you (or others who may read this response) is still helpful.

I share that the good news about applying to an Ivy League school is that those in charge of admissions are just as curious about the all-around potential of a first year candidate as admissions staff in schools that aren't Ivy League. In other words, whether the school is Ivy or not, there is a desire for colleges/universities to add to the richness of their campus culture. Often times, that includes admitting students who have rich experiences that they can bring to the college community...and often times those experiences come from well-rounded students.

To be sure, SAT/ACT scores are important but as I share my advice here in the year 2021, there are many top-tier schools that are reconsidering the amount of weight they place on SAT/ACT scores. In my case, I applied and got accepted to an Ivy League school...in their engineering program. My SAT/ACT scores weren't the highest in my school but they weren't bad :). Realize too, that the possibility exists to retake these types of standardized tests...it's much harder to be an awesome student for most of your high school years and lead in different areas like school clubs and student government.

So my suggestion is to spend most of your high school years on being an awesome student :). When the time comes to take your standardized tests, prepare yourself, study hard and lead with the confidence you have earned.

Best of luck to you!
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Joshua’s Answer

Students that have a mean SAT critical reading score of 719, a mean math score of 724, and a mean writing score of 723 (on the old SAT) or they have a mean ACT score of 32.2.

Keep this in mind:
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/17/7-ivy-league-schools-will-not-require-sats-or-acts-next-year.html
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Abby’s Answer, CareerVillage.org Team

Hi Brianna! I think your question was answered here: https://www.careervillage.org/questions/42886/what-is-a-good-sat-score-and-gpa-in-order-to-get-into-a-top-collegeuniversity
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