New SAT Scores Required For Top 25 Colleges and Universities

New Update for SAT Score: As per new guidelines, SAT will be now scored out of 1600 with only 2 sections which include:

  • Math
  • Evidence-based Reading and Writing.

The aggregate score of each section will be in the range of 200 to 800 resulting into a composite of 400 to 1600.

The new system is divided into sub-scores for every test giving test takers greater insight into their performance.

New SAT Scores

In addition, SAT Test takers have the option of taking an essay at the end of Exam. The optional essay requires students to produce a written analysis of the text provided.

Test takers get 50 minutes to write the essay

The score ranges from 2-8 for each of the three dimensions of the essay.

These essay results are reported separately.

New SAT Scores Release Dates 2019- 2020

Test DateLate Registration Deadline through Online/Phone RegistrationsMultiple Choice Score Release DatesEssay Score Release Dates
March 9, 2019February 27, 2019March 22, 2019March 24, 2019
May 4, 2019April 24, 2019May 17, 2019May 19, 2019
June 1, 2019May 22, 2019July 10, 2019July 14, 2019

Also See

Average SAT Scores 2019 – Percentiles, Subject Test Score Ranges (Available)

SAT Scoring Scale 2019 – New Scoring Charts, SAT Score Calculator

Good SAT Score for College Admissions

New SAT Scores Required For Top 25 Colleges

Name Of CollegesNew SAT Scores (25th – 75th Percentile)Average SAT Scores
California Institute of Technology1530-16001540
University of Chicago1500-15901520
Harvard University1470-16001510
Yale University1490-16001530
Washington University in St. Louis1460-15801510
Princeton University1470-15901510
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)1480-15901510
Vanderbilt University1480-15901510
Columbia University1470-15901500
Stanford University1450-15901500
Northwestern University1450-15701500
Duke University1470-15901490
Dartmouth College1430-15801490
University of Pennsylvania1450-15701490
Rice University1450-15701490
Tufts University1440-15501480
Johns Hopkins University1450-15601480
Brown University1410-15701490
University of Notre Dame1440-15401490
Carnegie Mellon University1430-15601490
Northeastern University1400-15301470
Cornell University1390-15501460
Colorado School of Mines1390-14501410
Georgia Institute of Technology1380-15301450
Emory University1370-15101430

Terms Related to the SAT Score

To understand the New SAT Scores, the following are some terms you need to get familiarised with:-

  • Raw Scores
  • Section Scores
  • Total Scores
  • Equating
  • Test Score
  • Cross Test Score
  • Sub-Scores
  • Essay Score


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