How is SAT score measured?

 

 

How is SAT score measured? or

What is a good SAT score?

  • Maximum score obtainable is 1600 & Minimum score obtainable is 400
  • Both the sections Maths and Evidence Based Reading and Writing (Reading, Writing and Language tests) are scored in the range 200-800.
  • The raw scores are converted to a range between 200-800.
  • The total of both these section amounts to a range of 400-1600
  • The essay is scored in the range of 2-8         
  • Apart from the above scores the students also receive two additional percentile scores. The percentile score gives an idea of how many students have equal and lower scores compared to your score.
  • From the table of 2019 percentile scores below we can infer that a score of 1200 and above is an above average score which is around percentile 75. A score of 1350 and above is a good score and can increase your admission chances to reputed universities as it places you in above 90 percentiles.
  • The IVY league and TOP 50 universities in the world consider applicants with SAT scores 1450 and above with a very high GPA and an overall brilliant profile.

 

The 2019 Percentile Scores were as follows

 400-1600 scale

SAT User

Nationally
Representative Sample

1600

99+

99+

1550

99+

99+

1500

98

99

1450

96

99

1400

94

97

1350

91

94

1300

86

91

1250

81

86

1200

74

81

1150

67

74

1100

58

67

1050

49

58

1000

40

48

950

31

38

900

23

29

850

16

21

800

10

14

750

5

8

700

2

4

650

1

1

640–400

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