What Is a Good SAT Score? Setting Your Goal For College Admissions

A good SAT score can help you get into your dream school, but what exactly is a “good” score? The answer to that question depends on several factors 

Overview of the SAT Exam Before we discuss what makes a good SAT score, let’s take a quick look at the exam itself. 

What Is a Good SAT Score?

A general rule of thumb is that anything over the average SAT score of 1059 (the 50th percentile) is good, with scores between 1400 and 1600 being excellent.

Understanding the Scoring System for the SAT

Total Score The total score on the SAT is based on two sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math. 

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