WHAT’S CONSIDERED A ‘GOOD’ SAT SCORE

The SAT scores are 200-800 in Evidence Based Reading (EBR) and 200-800 in math. (The EBR consists of two sections – reading and writing/language.) The EBR and and math scores are added together to create a total score. Those scores are correlated to a percentile ranking. This percentile tells students how well they scored relative to other students taking the exam. For example, based on the most recent stats, if a student scored a 1330, that means he scored better than 90% of those students who took the test in 2017.

It is important to note that the average score is a combined score of 1000 or 500 in each EBR and math. The majority of students cluster between the 530 (49th percentile) and 540 (53rd percentile) in EBR and between 520 (49th percentile) and 530 (54th percentile).

Some benchmark percentiles from the 2017 College Board SAT percentile:

1510 is in the 99th

1400 is in the 95th

1330 is in the 90th

1230 is in the 80th

1170 is in the 71st

1060 is in the 51st

1000 is in the 40th

Note that even only going up 60 points from 1000 to 1060, a student has jumped 11 percentile points and going from 1000 to 1170 is a 31 point jump! (Something we have seen with a lot of our diligent students!) And remember, a score of 1330 means that your teen scored better than 90 percent of those students taking the exam or in the top 10 percent.

It’s important to note that to make a significant leap in scores, most students need to commit to 40+ hours of study. Learning and then applying efficient reading techniques as well as test taking strategies takes practice and repetition.

So what are the ‘good’ scores for the UMD College Park: (Taken from Collegesimply.com)

### Applicants Submitting SAT 66%

SAT Reading 25th: 640

SAT Math 25th: 640

SAT Composite 25th: 1280

SAT Reading 75th: 710

SAT Math 75th760

SAT Composite 75th1470

### (SAT Scores You Need to Get In)

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Maryland College Park?

University of Maryland College Park typically requires applicants to be in the top 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT’s as low as 1185. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1375 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board’s concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2016 starting class

Collegesimply.com as well as Cappex.com are two of my favorite sites to research viable college options based on test scores and GPA.

You are watching: WHAT’S CONSIDERED A ‘GOOD’ SAT SCORE. Info created by GBee English Center selection and synthesis along with other related topics.