If your goal is to attend one of the top colleges in the country, such as an Ivy League school, knowing which colleges superscore the SAT can help you decide which test scores to submit to which schools as part of your college applications.
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What is SAT Superscoring?
When you take the SAT more than once, some colleges will look at all scores from all test dates; some will consider your highest overall score from a single test date; and many will “superscore” your results by taking your highest score from each section of the test (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and Math) over multiple test dates to give you the strongest possible final score.
For example, if you score 725 EBRW and 670 Math on one test (total score 1395) and 700 EBRW and 750 Math (total score 1450) on a second test, your SAT superscore would be 725 EBRW and 750 Math, for total of 1475.
Top Colleges That Superscore the SAT
Of the top 20 colleges and universities in the country, 19 currently superscore the SAT. Of course, policies change. If you are interested in applying to colleges or universities that are not on this list, get in touch with NC Global and our admission experts will help you double-check their scoring policies.
- Amherst College
- Brown University
- California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
- Columbia University
- Cornell University
- Dartmouth College
- Duke University
- Georgetown University
- Harvard University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- Northwestern University
- Princeton University
- Rice University
- Stanford University
- University of Chicago
- University of Pennsylvania
- Williams College
- Yale University
Using Superscoring to Your Advantage
Most students improve their scores when they retake the SAT test, particularly if they have invested time in between the tests to focus on test prep and tutoring.
As long as you don’t overdo it, taking the SAT multiple times could have a major positive impact on your college admission candidacy and, when you know your colleges will superscore the results, you will not have to worry so much about score ups and downs across different test dates.
In some cases, you may be able to choose which SAT scores you send to your colleges. Some colleges and scholarship programs require all scores from all test dates, but many allow you to send your best test date scores. If, for example, you took the SAT three times, you could elect to send your scores from only one or two of those tests to your prospective colleges instead of all three.
NC Global Education will help you determine which colleges superscore the SAT. This information can be helpful if you were unhappy with your scores the first time around or if your scores dropped on a subsequent test date. Contact us at 800-469-1028 to learn more.