Originally Posted by Misterbill
Fact check for all juniors out there who may be reading this:
You do not need all 800s on all your SATs to get into the Ivies. This applies to athletes and non-athletes.
Check out the link below. The middle 50% at Harvard has SAT Reading scores between 690-790. For Math it is 700-800. Writing, 690-790
Or check out this link for total SAT scores for the middle 50%. Harvard is at 2070-2350.
What any of this has to do with Brad Baughman is a mystery to me. But bad info in any junior thread does a disservice to juniors and needs to be called out I think
Nothing to do with Brad.... And the thread should be about the junior, I would think.....
Just random postings at this point.
in general, colleges like a very large applicant pool.
It has nothing to do with their love for wading through endless resumes of prospective college students for the perfect match.
A college can get a very large applicant pool by posting a range of SAT scores that kids can rely on as indicators that they have a chance..
The infamous 25th to 75th percentile range.
Then, the student whose is at the 50% thinks they have a reasonable shot to get in.
The large applicant pool, and subsequent rejections equal a better number for the ranking game.
While, the lower range is set aside sometimes for select athletes, deep pocket donors, etc,
it does not happen very often.
My daughter is at an Ivy, so I did do some research on this.