Many students wonder about this. My philosophy is simple – you should concentrate on one test or the other, since both are treated equally by admissions counselors. However, if you have taken both, and wish to know how they compare, here is a simple chart for you to use as a reference.

 

                ACT Composite Score                    Corresponding SAT Score

36

2400

35

2340

34

2260

33

2190

32

2130

31

2040

30

1980

29

1920

28

1860

27

1820

26

1760

25

1700

24

1650

23

1590

22

1530

21*

1500**

20

1410

19

1350

18

1290

17

1210

16

1140

15

1060

 

*21 is the average composite score as of 2012.

**1500 is the average SAT score as of 2012.

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