What do colleges consider to be a "Good" SAT Score?

  1. CWanamaker profile image98
    CWanamakerposted 5 years ago

    What do colleges consider to be a "Good" SAT Score?

  2. tussin profile image58
    tussinposted 5 years ago

    Depends on the college, but they generally want applicants whose scores are above the median (50th percentile).  More and more colleges are making these scores optional (mostly small liberal arts schools) but if you have really good scores in the 95th percentile or above, it's worth reporting them on your application even when it's optional.

  3. lburmaster profile image85
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    Above average for most colleges. However, each college has a range where they pick students. It is important to go to each college website that you wish to attend and see what the range is for SAT scores of their students. Honestly, I would not have gotten into the university I'm in now if I had not gone to community college first. Taking the SAT only once has it's downsides. But I made it and that's what matters.