What’s a Best SAT Score for College Applicants?

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Youths who plan to submit SAT scores for college applications can use summer break to study, but it may not always be clear which SAT score should be their goal.

  • The best SAT score for college applicants depends on their target schools, experts say.
  • Admissions teams often consider applicants’ socioeconomic background when analyzing their scores, says one expert
  • Admissions experts encourage prospective students to understand what colleges consider a good SAT score.

The SAT, an admissions exam many colleges and universities require of applicants, is administered by the College Board and scores students on a scale of 200 to 800 for various sections. The exam tests students on critical reading, math and writing, but the essay section is optional. The new SAT was released in March 2016.  Read More...