What's a Good SAT Score to get into UT?

Discussion in 'Quackenbush's' started by Perham1, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Perham1

    Perham1 2,500+ Posts

    For an in-state student, not top 8%...

    Is there an SAT cut-off, or is it all a crap shoot?
  2. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    Currently the avg SAT/ACT scores for incoming UT freshman is 1844/28.
    My daughter was accepted last year with a 3.75 GPA. Don't remember what mine was.
  3. georgecostanza

    georgecostanza NBHorn7’s Protégé

    I don't remember my SAT score, but I got a 27 on the ACT and got CAPped. I don't remember my GPA either. It was probably around a 3.7.

    I had a lot going for me extra-curricular wise too- theatre, choir, part-time job, student ambassador.
  4. Trusted Insider

    Trusted Insider 1,000+ Posts

  5. Perham1

    Perham1 2,500+ Posts

    A writing section was added some years ago, making the new top score 2400.
  6. elface

    elface 250+ Posts

    My understanding is that colleges do not really consider the writing section and focus on the 1600 scale score. My kid scored above 1500 (above 2200) with a 3.75+ gpa, but was not even top 20% at her h.s. and so, didn't apply to UT. She instead got a decent scholarship to Univ. of Arizona and will attend there.
  7. orangecat1

    orangecat1 500+ Posts

    Has there been inflation on the ACT scores is 28 still considered "very high"?

    How much have scores been inflated by the prep courses?
  8. Perham1

    Perham1 2,500+ Posts

    An ACT score of 28 is probably not "very high". High, maybe, but not very high.

    The ACT scores were re-normed some years ago, with newer scores being about 3 points more than the old scores. So, an old score of 29 would now be a 32.

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