At Aegis Advisors, one of the most common question we get is “what’s considered a good SAT score?”
According to Prep Scholar with data gathered from College Board, the average SAT score for 2017 was 1060 with an average score of 533 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and an average score of 527 for Math.
Note: SAT percentiles refer to the percentage of students who are performing at or below your child’s level. For example, a 65th percentile score means that 65% of students are performing as well as or worse than your child.
So what does this all mean? On a personal level, a good SAT score is one that is both realistically achievable for your child, and is also within range for his or her university choices. Most universities will publish their range of scores for students they accepted, and as a general rule, we suggest to target to score at least within 50% percentile of that range for your child’s preferred universities.
As there are only four test dates per year to take the SAT Reasoning Test, it is critical to prepare well and in advance. To figure out the best preparation plan for your child, we suggest to start by taking a mock test and then going through it with someone familiar with the test. If you would like our help through this process, please contact us at +852 81755687 or email@example.com.
Cindy has over ten years of experience in U.S. boarding school and undergraduate admissions, and also has expertise in student athlete recruitment. She was formerly an active member of the Princeton Alumni Representative Committee and interviewed students for admissions.
Cindy graduated from Princeton University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History and East Asian Studies. She was also a letter-winner on Princeton's NCAA Division I Varsity Tennis Team. Prior to Princeton, Cindy attended Hong Kong International School and was a top player on the Hong Kong National Tennis Team.