Alyssa the SAT Expert: What Is A Good SAT Score?

Is My SAT Score Good Enough to Get Me Into College?

What is a good score?

  1. Look up schools you want to go to and shoot for a score that will get you in
  2. Find schools that will accept you according to the score you currently have

Tools to find schools

  • College Simply: Input your SAT (or ACT ) score and/or GPA and see what colleges you’re eligible for. You can search by reach, target, safety, or show all. You can also search/sort by region of the United States
  • US News: These are the most widely known/respected college rankings in the United States.
  • Big Future College Search: Input the characteristics of the colleges you want, like region, test score, and size, and it outputs a list of colleges that fit those requirements.
  • College Scorecard: Get a quick measure of how much money you can make, by college and by major, the first year after you’ve graduated.

How do I approach studying for the SAT exam?

  • Don’t cram: It’s more effective if you do a little each day.
  • Create a habit: By studying a little each day, you’re building strong habits that will serve you well, even after you get your goal score.
  • Set incremental goals: Setting small, realistic, easily achievable goals is more motivating than setting large goals.
  • Stress less: Take care of yourself generally. Eating healthy food, getting enough sleep, and practicing self care will all help make studying sustainable over the long term.
  • Keep it realistic: The closer your studying is to the real exam, the more confident and prepared you’ll be going in — so study like it’s the real test.

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Executive Director at Yleana Leadership Foundation. Helping kids to get into college since 2006. Professional opera singer for 13 years :)

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Alyssa the College Expert (Alyssa Bowlby)

Alyssa the College Expert (Alyssa Bowlby)

Executive Director at Yleana Leadership Foundation. Helping kids to get into college since 2006. Professional opera singer for 13 years :)

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