5/2 : SAT Reasoning Test only
: 접수마감4/6, 변경마감 4/21
6/6 : SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests
: 5/8 , 5/27
추론능력 평가 vs 교과과정 평가
SAT가 주로 추론능력을 평가하는 시험(Reasoning Test)이라면 ACT는 교과과정을 기반으로 한 학업성취도 평가이다. ACT 주관사가 표방하는 콘셉트가 바로 미국학교 고등교육과정을 충실하게 이수한 학생이라면 별도의 준비 없이도 고득점이 가능한 시험이라는 것이다. 국내에서 SAT는 연 6회 실시되고 있으며 ACT는 연 5회로 2월과 4월, 6월, 10월, 12월에 국내 주관사인 눈높이 보라매센터를 비롯해 용인외고, 한영외고 등 총 9개 센터에서 실시한다.
SAT는 독해(Critical Reading), 수학(Math), 작문(Writing)을 ACT는 영어(English), 수학(Math), 읽기(Reading), 과학(Science) 등 4가지 영역을 포함하며 작문(Writing) 시험은 추가적으로 선택해서 응시할 수 있다. ACT 영어(English)는 토플문제와 유사해 기본문형이나 문장구조를 정확하게 이해하고 있는지를 본다. 또한 작문(Writing)은 주어진 주제에 대한 의견을 쓰는 것으로 고교과정 영어 및 작문실력을 점검하기 위한 시험이다. 작문(Writing)은 기출문제에 대한 채점 기준 및 모범답안을 공개하기 때문에 그대로만 연습하면 만점도 가능해, 2005년 이후 ACT 국내 응시자 중 전 과목 만점자가 4~5명이나 나왔을 정도다. 수학은 중2 수준의 비교적 쉬운 문제에서부터 어려운 문제까지 고르게 출제되며 과학은 도표나 그래프, 데이터 등을 해석하는 문제로 우리나라 학생들에게 유리한 영역이다.
ACT, 국내 수능시험 체계와 유사해
아직도 대부분의 우리나라 학생이나 학부모들은 ACT가 SAT보다 쉬운 시험이라는 정도의 인식만 가지고 있다. 따라서 SAT 준비를 하다가 만족할만한 점수를 얻지 못했을 때 그 대안으로 ACT 준비를 고려하는 경우가 많다. SAT를 준비하는 과정에서 많은 학생들이 가장 힘들어하는 것이 어려운 어휘를 암기하는 것인 만큼 교과과정을 바탕으로 출제되는 ACT가 상대적으로 쉽게 여겨질 수 있다. 대교ACT 김규석 선임연구원은 “ACT와 SAT는 시험의 성격이 다르고 각각의 특성이 있기 때문에 어느 것이 더 쉽고 어려운지 여부를 따질 수 없다. 하지만 ACT가 교과과정을 통해 배운 지식을 우리나라 수능시험과 유사한 체계로 테스트한다는 점에서 우리나라 학생들에게 더 유리할 수 있다”고 밝혔다.
ACT는 학력평가와 더불어 응시하는 학생들이 원할 경우 적성 등을 분석해 전공 선택이나 진로에 대한 정보까지 제공하는 것이 특징이다. SAT는 비록 학생들이 가장 높은 성적을 선택해서 지원하는 대학에 보낼 수 있는 ‘성적 선택제(Score Choice)’가 도입되었지만 모든 대학들이 이 제도를 택하는 것은 아니라는 점이 문제로 남는다. 반면에 ACT는 최대 12회까지 응시할 수 있으며 응시횟수에 따른 점수 누적이 없어 가장 좋은 점수를 선택해서 제출할 수 있다.
SAT에 비해 ACT 학원 찾기 어려워
미국 현지 학생들 중 ACT 응시자 수가 늘고 있지만 아직도 우리나라 학생들의 경우 SAT 준비를 하는 것이 대세다. 이에 대해 엑시터어학원 신기택 원장은 “미국대학들이 SAT와 ACT를 같이 본다고 하지만 자국의 학생과 우리나라 학생을 뽑는 기준이 달라 SAT를 더 비중 있게 볼 수 있다”는 점을 지적했다. 또한 아이비라인 Gerry Park 원장은 “국내에 최대 SAT 지도 강사들이 몰려 있다 보니 영어실력에 크게 상관없이 높은 점수를 올릴 수 있어 학생들이 굳이 ACT를 선택하려고 하지 않는 것 같다”고 분석했다. 하지만 국내 ACT 센터로 지정된 국제고 교사들이 미국 명문대 투어에서 대학 측에 문의한 결과, 두 시험을 같이 인정한다는 답변을 듣고 학생들에게 ACT를 권하게 된 경우도 있다. 따라서 각 학생의 실력이나 진학하고자 하는 학교의 입시요강에 따라 선택하는 것이 필요하다.
SAT에 비해 ACT 준비과정이 개설된 교육기관이 많지 않다는 것도 국내 학생들이 ACT를 쉽게 선택하지 못하는 요인이다. 비록 ACT사에서 온라인 프렙 과정을 오픈하고 있지만 미국학생들을 대상으로 제공되는 프로그램이라, 영어 능력이 부족한 국내 학생들이 듣기에는 어려울 수 있다는 것이 문제다.
|Preferred by?||Private schools; schools on the east and west coasts||Public schools; schools in the middle of the country; more colleges than prefer the SAT|
|How Questions Appear||Order of difficulty||No order of difficulty|
|Highest Math Level||Algebra/Basic Geometry; test booklet supplies all formulas||Trigonometry (only 4 questions); test booklet rarely provides formulas|
|Skills Heavily Tested||Vocabulary and Reading; Math||Grammar and Reading; Math|
|Penalty For Wrong Answers?||Yes||No|
|Based on School Curriculum?||Less||More|
|Style of Test||Tricky, with many distracters||More straightforward, with fewer distracters|
|Structure of Test||Verbal: two 30-min. sections, one 15-min. section |
Math: two-30 min. sections, one 15-min. section
Experimental: one 30-min. Verbal or Math section; looks like any other section
|English: one 45-min. section |
Math: one 60-min. section
Reading: one 35-min. section
Science Reasoning: one 35-min. section
Experimental: added to tests on certain dates; clearly added on
|When it's Offered||Seven times per year: |
Late March or early April
|Six times per year: |
September (in 13 states only)
|Scoring||200-800 for Math and for Verbal, added together for a composite score; median about 1000||1-36 for each subject, averaged together for a composite score; median about 21|
|When You Should Register||At least six weeks before the test date||At least four weeks before the test date|
|For More Information||Educational Testing Service (ETS) |
The College Board
The ACT was traditionally required by colleges in the mid-west, and the SAT was the test of choice in the northeast and on the east and west coasts. But now an increasing number of students are taking the ACT, and the majority of schools in the United States now accept both SAT or ACT test results. Here are some of the factors that make the SAT and ACT very different breeds:
- The ACT includes a science reasoning test; the SAT does not.
- The ACT math section includes trigonometry; the SAT math does not.
- The SAT tests vocabulary much more than the ACT.
- The SAT is not entirely multiple choices.
- The SAT has a guessing penalty; the ACT does not.
- The ACT tests English grammar; the SAT does not.
- The SAT has an experimental section; the ACT does not have any.
Depending on your particular strengths and weaknesses, you may perform much better on one test than the other. As a result, many students embarking on the admissions process are now considering both the SAT and ACT - to figure out which test provides a better showcase for their abilities.
The most important answer to the "SAT or ACT?" question is to check with your target schools about their requirements. If you have specific colleges in mind, find out from the high schools or your guidance which test the schools require or accept. Although the majority of colleges in the United States now accept both SAT or ACT test results, you'd better make sure about requirements of your target colleges.
If your target colleges accept both, think about which test you can better perform on.
The ACT is a more straightforward exam than the SAT, which can benefit students who are not naturally good test-takers. However, the ACT covers more advanced subjects than the SAT and also poses more of a time challenge for most students. Before you decide which test you can do better, do a few sample tests of both SAT and ACT and compare the results. Be sure that the sample tests cover all sections of the SAT and ACT.
One good reason for considering the ACT is that it may save you from having to take four SAT tests. Many competitive colleges now require applicants to take both the SAT I Reasoning Test and up to three SAT II Subject Tests. However, there are a number of schools including Boston College and Duke that do not require you to take SAT II tests if you take the ACT. So taking the ACT might save you hours of testing (and even more hours of preparation), and save your money.
Please note that these policies vary from school to school. There are a number of schools that require the SAT II regardless of their ACT or SAT I requirements. Be sure to do the research by yourself and make everything crystal clear before you make any decision over your test choice.
Even though most colleges now accept both SAT and ACT scores, familiarity is an important factor in the admissions process. If most students in your state take the SAT, for example, and you take the ACT, admission officers may wonder why.
Choosing the tests can be quite a completed process. So, spend time doing the research. Ask your high school teachers; talk to your classmates; think about your own particular situation. You keep spending time on this matter until you get everything clear for a smart choice. Your research time will be well worth it.
SAT Test Date
Registration Date (Regular)
5th May, 2012
(SAT & Subjects)
6th April, 2012
2nd June, 2012
(SAT & Subjects)
8th May, 2012
1. 필수 지참물 :
a. Admission ticket
b. Two No 2. pencils & a soft eraser
c. Photo Identification
d. An Acceptable Calculator
2. 지참시 도움이 되는 물품 :
a. A watch
b. Extra batteries & backup equipment
c. A bag or backpak
d. A drink or snacks (for break)
3. 지참할 수 없는 물품 :
a. Scratch paper
b. Notes, books, dictionary
c. 핸드폰, mp3 등등의 전자제품
d. Highlighters & colored pencils
e. Camera와 녹음기기
f. 별도의 timer 혹은 소리가 나는 알람시계
g. Compass, ruler, protractor, or any kind of aid
A. Each section of your SAT (critical reading, mathematics and writing) will be scored
on a 200- to 800-point scale, for a possible total of 2400.
You’ll also get two “subscores” on the writing section
: a multiple-choice score from 20 to 80, and an essay score from 2 to 12
B. Raw score by:
- Adding points for correct answers.
- Subtracting a fraction of a point for wrong answers.
Remember: Questions that you skipped don’t count either for or against your score, and points aren’t taken away for wrong answers on the math questions where you needed to enter the answer into a grid.
Then we take your raw score and turn it into a scaled score. This is where the score of 200?800 points comes from, and it is done through a statistical process called “equating.” This process makes it possible to compare your score with the scores of other students who took alternative versions of the test, and to your own scores on previous tests
Recognize sentence errors
Choose the best version of a piece of writing
multiple-choice and student-produced response
*The unscored section :::
One of the 25-minute sections is unscored. This "variable" or "equating" section may have critical reading, mathematics, or multiple-choice writing questions. It does not count toward the final score but is used to try out new questions and to ensure that scores on new editions of the SAT are comparable to scores on earlier editions.
ACT는 SAT의 대체 시험이라고 생각하면 이해가 쉽다. 2010년에는 미국 고등학생의 47% 가 ACT에 응시함으로써 처음으로 SAT 응시생 수를 넘어섰다.
대학 입학사정관의 관점에서는 두 시험은 사실 똑같은 시험이다. 아이비리그 대학, UC 계열 등 어떤 대학도 한 쪽을 선호하지 않는다. 하버드대학 입학사정관 매를린 맥그래스-루이스(Marlyn McGrath-Lewis)도 "두 시험에 대한 어떤 특정한 분석표도 선호도도 없다"고 말한다. 그러므로 학생들은 자신에게 가장 적합한 시험을 선택해 치르면 된다. SAT와 ACT는 각기 다른 능력을 평가하기 때문에 이에 맞는 전략을 필요로 한다.
◆집중력에 따라 선택할 것
SAT는 10개, ACT는 4개의 섹션으로 나누어져 있다. 하지만 대부분의 대학이 권장하는 작문 섹션까지 하게 되면 ACT는 5개의 섹션이 된다. 짧지만 더 잘게 구분된 SAT는 더 길게 느껴질 수 있다. 실제로 SAT는 ACT보다 체감적으로 더 힘들기 때문에 입시 상담자들은 집중력이 약하거나 학습 장애가 있는 학생들에게 ACT를 권장한다.
◆똑똑한 낙제생 vs. 노력형 인재
SAT는 사고 및 논리적 능력을 측정하기 위한 시험이다. 학교에서 직접 배우는 것이 아니기에 ACT보다 덜 명확하고 난해한 질문이 많은 경향이 있다. ACT는 사고능력 측정보다는 교과 과정에 기반을 둔 시험으로 영어, 수학, 독해, 과학, 작문을 포함한다.
카운셀러들은 보편적으로 SAT에 능한 학생은 강한 비판적 사고 능력을 갖춘 경우로 자신의 지성과 본능에 의존해 문제를 푸는 '똑똑한 낙제생'들이라고 말한다. 선생님의 풀이보다는 자신의 능력을 사용해 문제를 풀어나가는 연습이 되어 있으므로 난해한 SAT 문제를 더 잘 소화할 수 있다는 이야기이다.
반대로 ACT는 '노력형'이 월등히 좋은 점수를 보인다. 이들은 고등학교 시험과 유사한 ACT에서 강세를 보이는 경향이 있다.
◆수학, 과학 부문의 차이
SAT의 수학은 기하학(Geometry)와 대수(Algebra) 2까지 포함하며 ACT 수학은 삼각법(Trigonometry)까지 포함한다. 추가로 ACT에는 과학 부문이 있다. 이런 관점에서 보면 ACT는 SAT 2, AP등 지식을 묻는 시험이 아니라 오히려 도표 분석 및 과학적 사고능력을 평가한다고 할 수 있다. 다시 말해 추가적인 공부는 필요 없다는 것이다.
자신에게 적합한 시험을 찾는 가장 정확한 방법은 학원들이 무료로 제공하는 진단 시험을 보는 것이다. 가능한 빨리 내게 맞는 시험을 결정하고 초점을 맞추자. 개인적으로는 10학년 초기에 결정하는 것을 권장한다. 지난해 FLEX에서 6개월간 SAT 수업을 들은 다이앤은 점수를 400점이나 올려 1960점을 받았다. 그는 추가로 시험을 보지 않으려 했지만, 저자는 그의 특성을 고려해 ACT를 권장했다. 결과는 성공적이었다. 다이앤은 ACT에서 SAT 2200점과 동일한 33점을 받았다. 반면 타라의 경우 SAT에서 2040점을 받고 ACT는 치르지 않았다. 시험점수 외엔 두 학생이 거의 비슷한 조건이었다. 결과적으로 다이앤은 타라가 받지 못한 대학에서 입학 통지서를 받았다. 차이는 시험점수밖에 없었다.
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|SAT 시험 준비 요령..|
요즘시대에는 정보가 능력으로 통하는 시대가 되었다. 나는 정보에다가 올바른 계획을 추가하고 싶다. SAT 시험 준비 만큼은 올바른 계획 역시 매우 중요하다고 생각한다. 예전에 어느 SAT 온라인 코스를 운영중인 회사가 언급한 SAT 고득점 비법들에 대한 제안을 본 적이 있었다. 수학에 있어서는 동의가 되지 않는 부분이 있어서 몇가지 짚어보고 싶은 생각이 들었다.
1. 한가지 질문에 너무 많은 시간을 소비하지 마라. 모든 문제의 점수가 같기 때문에 시간낭비는 금물이다. ? 이것은 평소에 훈련을 하지 않으면 시험이 임박해서는 터득할 수 없는 매우 중요한 사안이다. 결코 간단하지 않은 문제다. 항상 시간을 재면서 문제를 푸는 습관을 갖도록 하여야 한다.
2. 삼각함수 등 고난도 수학은 출제가능성이 낮다. SAT 수학문제 대부분은 중학교 수준이다. 개정 SAT에서 Algebra II 문제가 포함되긴 하지만 11학년까지 수학공부를 꾸준히 했다면 쉽게 풀 수 있을 정도의 수준이다. 기본에 충실하라. ? 현재 Pre Calculus 나 AP Calculus 정도를 올바로 공부하고 있는 학생이라면 모르겠지만, 현실과는 많은 차이가 있다. Experimental section으로 출제되는 부분에서는 매우 어려운 개념들도 많이 응용되어 나온다. 시험 경험이 매우 풍부하다면, Experimental section을 따로 구분할 수도 있겠지만, 구별이 안되는 학생이라면, 이런 고난도 수학개념을 응용하는 문제가 시험에 있어서 매우 큰 부담으로 작용할 수도 있다. 11학년까지 학교에서 수학을 꾸준히 선택해왔다고 해서, 배운 내용들에 대한 복습이 잘 되어있는 학생을 만나기가 미국에서는 그리 쉽지 않다. 어떠한 개념을 알고 있다는 것과 그것에 능숙하다는 것이 분명히 구별되어야 하는 것이 미국 수학이 안고 있는 문제점들 중 하나이다. SAT 수학에서는 개념적인 지식못지 않게 능숙함이 크게 요구된다.
3. 유형 파악에 투자하라. 시험장에 가기 전부터 미리 질문 유형에 익숙해져야 당황하는 일이 없다. 연습문제를 많이 풀어보는 것이 좋다. ? 유형 파악을 할 수 있는 학생이라면, 이미 많은 문제를 가지고 고민해본 학생이다. 연습문제를 풀더라도, 관련 개념을 생각하면서 풀어가야 한다. 많은 학생들이 시험보는 기술에만 촛점을 맞추어 준비하는데, 기술적인 것 못지 않게, 지식적인 것 역시 중요할수 있다. 최근에 출제되는 시험문제들은 여전히 진화하고 있다.
4. 수학공식을 잊었다면 각 섹션 앞부분을 뒤져라. 각 섹션 앞에는 이미 기본 공식들이 인쇄돼 있다. ? 전혀 현실적이지 못한 생각이다. 수학공식을 몰라서 섹션 앞부분을 봐야할 학생이라면, 고득점은 아예 포기하여야 한다. 섹션 앞부분은 아주 기본적인 공식들만 준다. 공식을 외우더라도 왜 이런 공식이 유도되었는지를 이해하도록 평소에 생각하면서 공부하는 학생들에게 고득점의 가능성이 열린다고 본다.
몇가지를 추가로 언급하자면,
1. 칼리지보드 웹사이트를 자주 방문할 것 ? 2007년 1월 현재, 웹사이트에 무료로 공개되는 시험이 2006년 10월 LA지역에서 실시된 시험이다. 웹사이트에서는 일정기간에 따라 실전문제들이 무료로 공개되고 있다. 자신의 현위치를 제대로 파악할수 있는 좋은 자료를 얻을수 있다.
2. 시험일정을 반드시 확인할 것 ? 시험등록 기간을 미리 달력에 확인해두고 적어도 한달전에 미리 등록하는 것이 중요하다. 시험일시가 가까우면 희망하는 시험장소 선택이 어려워지고, 등록마감일이 지나서 지각등록을 하게 되면(의외로 많은 한인 학생들이 등록마감일을 놓치곤 한다.) 많은 추가 비용을 지불하여야 한다.
3. 수학시험에 있어서 미리 경험한 많은 선배들을 만나서 언제 시험을 보는 것이 좋은지를 미리 결정할 것 ? SAT 2 시험과 같이 구상을 해나갈 것을 권한다.
왜 SAT Reading 점수 안오르나
올해를 기점으로 UC를 비롯한 많은 대학측에서 SAT 점수를 가장 높게 받은 점수를 입학 사정시 중점적으로 본다고 발표하였습니다. 그로인해 학생들이 SAT를 볼 수 있는 횟수가 자유로워졌으며 이에 따라 중요성은 한층 더 심화되었습니다. 그러나 한국 학생들이 비교적 쉽게 공부할 수 있는 수학이나 문법은 문제없지만 기본적 어휘력과 독해실력이 동반돼야 점수가 나오는 리딩 섹션은 여전히 학생들과 부모님들의 골칫거리로 남아있을 것입니다.
상담하러 오시는 학부모님들의 10의 8분은 “다른건 문제없는데 리딩 점수는 항상 그대로네요, 정말 미치겠어요.”라고 말씀 하십니다. 실제로 제가 가르친 학생중 주로 1960점 대를 받고온 학생들의 취약점은 거의 리딩 섹션이였으며 아쉽게 2000점을 넘기지 못하는 학생들도 많았습니다. 리딩을 힘들어하는 아이들의 이유를 들어보자면 크게 세가지입니다. 글 자체를 이해하지 못하는 학생, 시간이 모자라募?학생, 어휘력이 부족하다는 학생입니다. 흔히 많은 전문가들께서 어떤 책을 읽어라 어렸을때 부터 책읽는 습관을 길러라 여러가지 조언을 하지만 리딩같은 경우 일찍부터 피나는 노력과 체계적인 학습을 통해야만이 완벽한 고득점에 다가갈 수 있습니다.
SAT라는 것은 한국의 수능시험과 같은 맥락이므로 어떻게 보면 예측할 수 있는 질문 형식으로 구성되어 있습니다. 각 섹션마다 어떤 유형의 문제가 몇개가 나오며 몇 분이 주어지는가 정해져 있기 때문입니다. 그러므로 리딩을 잘하기 위해선 단순히 책을 빠른 시간에 많이 읽고 어휘력을 늘리게 중요한게 아니라 그 전에 문제 유형부터 충분히 이해하는것이 필요합니다.
SAT문제에는 함정이 많습니다. 보기 a, b, c, d, e 중 명백한 오답 2개, 헷갈리는 답 1개, 사실이지만 질문에 대답하고 있지 않은 답 1개, 그리고 정답입니다. 빠른 시간내에 오답과 헷갈리는 답을 제거한 후 질문에 대답하고 있는 정답을 고르는게 중요합니다.
Suffrage라는 단어는 미국사를 공부한 10,11학년 학생들 같은 경우 여성의 투표권에 대한 글이란걸 쉽게 알 수 있지만 처음 접해보는 학생들은 suffer(고통 받다)이란 단어와 비슷하게 생각해 자칫 글 전체를 이해못할 수 있습니다. 이처럼 SAT단어집을 외우는것도 중요하지만 prime word라고 불리워지는 단어들을 공부하는 것도 매우 중요합니다. 필자가 실제로 SAT 공부를 시작하였을때 문제의 한 글을 읽고 모르는 단어를 하이라이트 하였을때 50개의 단어중 불과 4개 정도만 SAT 단어집에 있었습니다. 즉, 문제는 학생이 SAT 단어 말고도 실제 미국에서 태어났을때 자연스럽게 배울수 있는 prime word를 외워야 한다는 겁니다.
Prime word를 배우고 외우기에 좋은 제가 추천하는 잡지 목록입니다.
(클래식 같은 경우 sparknotes 에 가셔서 literature 섹션에 가시면 쉽게 찾아보실 수 있습니다.)
1. Time Magazine or Newsweek
2. Economist or Businessweek
3.Popular Mechanic or Popular Science
4. National Geographic
이런 잡지들을 종류별로 꾸준히 6개월만 읽어도 SAT의 non-fiction인 글을 접했을때 훨씬 쉽게 읽을 수 있으며 실제로 이런 글들에서 많이 인용되어 나옵니다.
단어를 많이 외운뒤 중요한 것은 Time management입니다. 실제 주어지는 시간인 25분보다 빠른 20분 안에 풀수있도록 연습해두며 가장 긴글은 2분 안에 중간 길이는 1분에서 1분 30초, 짧은 글은 30초에서 1분 안에 읽을 수 있도록 연습해둡니다. (연습전 충분히 어휘력을 올려 놓으세요.)
무의식 속에서 나오는 Common sense(상식)로 풀지말고 글이 주장하는 바를 인지하고 그에 따른 답을 고릅니다. 항상 글쓴이다 옳다라고 생각하고 문제를 푸는 연습을 하세요. 또한 글에서 항상 Keyword를 찾고 읽어 나가는것 중요합니다. 또한 학생들이 풀다 시간이 촉박해지면 문제를 대충 읽게 되는데 문제에 자주나오는 단어 Undermine과 Underscore은 비슷해보이지만 완전 다를 뜻으로 주의해야 합니다.
지금까지 SAT 리딩 섹션에 대한 간단한 팁이 였습니다. SAT 리딩 공부할때 항상 알면서 틀리는 문제가 많을 것입니다. 이건 습관에서 온 문제이기 때문에 항상 실수를 최소하기 위해 노력하고 제가 위에 열거한 방법들을 늦기 전에 시작해 보세요. 더 이상 리딩 800점은 꿈의 점수가 아닙니다.
1. Create your own template ? aka “Universal Template.”
2. Research your 25 default examples.
3. Learn to write a strong thesis sentence: <Keyword + Yes OR No Why/How/What?>
4. Work on transitions.
5. Create an interesting introduction and a strong conclusion.
Having taught classes on how to take the SAT for more than 10 years now, I find the SAT essay section to be the easiest and most predictable section of the test. The cool thing about this section is that the College Board can only test you on a limited range of prompts and your response(s) can be customized, prepared, practiced, and mastered. I am not talking about cheating on the SAT, but being prepared for all possible scenarios, to the point that nothing can surprise you.
Many academies and private tutors claim that you cannot prepare a specific essay on a particular topic in advance, but I disagree. This section of the SAT can indeed be predicted, prepared, and mastered before you even step into the test site.
The SAT Essay: The 80:20 Rule
Let’s take a scientific approach to the SAT essay. Unlike the math section of the SAT, the verbal section is feared by many students because of the abundance of advanced vocabulary, grammar rules, unpredictable reading genres, and essay prompts.
Students frequently ask:
1. How many SAT words should I memorize?
2. Which books should I read to prepare for the critical reading section?
3. How about dictions and idioms? How many are there?
4. Can I predict possible essay prompts?
5. Can I guarantee at least a double-digit score on my essay?
My responses are:
1. 3,000-5,000, depending on your previous exposure to the SAT
2. Combination of novels, magazines, journals, and textbooks (Ryan’s Top 10 Picks)
3. Less than 100 idioms and dictions
5. Absolutely, yes!
My approach is this: Instead of trying to figure out what prompts and/or passages to expect, why not concentrate on the design of the SAT itself ? in this case the SAT essay ? so no matter what is thrown at you, you are not easily surprised and you can calm yourself by having a step-by-step plan already in place.
So, I came up with the “80:20 Rule.” This rule applies not only to the SAT, but also to the ACT, GRE, and GMAT. The concept is simple: Find ways to predict and prepare for 80% of the test, and only worry about 20% (which can also be mastered) during the test. How? Simple. Again, learn the design, put yourself in the College Board’s shoes, and learn the tricks so you don’t fall into the traps. I will give you plenty of examples and guidelines, so don’t panic!
Basics of the SAT Essay
1. You are only given 25 minutes to complete the essay. But trust me … when you take the real test, it’s not going to feel like a whole 25 minutes. Make sure you give yourself less time when practicing (16-18 minutes), so you can build up mental and physical stamina.
2. Be aware of the psychological effect of section 1. The essay will always be the first section of the SAT. If you mess it up for whatever reason, it’s going to haunt you for the rest of the test. But if you nail it, you will gain the confidence to continue to the rest of the sections.
3. Many academies say it is OK to use “I” but again … I say no. Although “I” is acceptable to express your personal point(s) of view, it weakens your thesis. If you begin with “I believe,” you are presenting your personal, fundamentally biased opinion ? therefore, avoid using “I” if possible.
4. Essays are scored by two graders. Each grades on a scale of 1-6 (for a total of 12). Remember, though, that each grader has only a minute or so to read and grade your essay. That is why highlighting certain sections of your essay might do the trick to help you succeed.
5. Do not veer off topic! Answer the question. If you don’t, you will receive a grade of zero. Believe me … I have seen it happen.
6. Your essay equals 1/3 of your writing score: +/- 250. So, it is crucial that you do well!
How to Prepare for the 80:20 Rule
There are 10 steps you must learn and master. Once you have your own custom-made template, 25 quality examples, 3 to 5 transitions, and detail plug-ins, you are ready to tackle all possible prompts.
1. Universal Template: A pre-built template/structure that you can use to write your essay.
2. 25 Quality Examples: Edison, JFK, and Hitler are elementary examples. They are trite, and most graders will not be impressed by them. Use high-quality examples, such as Jack Welch, Howard Schultz, Steven Jobs, the Enron scandal, the Patriot Act, etc. Remember! Graders get only a minute or so to read and grade your essay. You must do everything possible to impress them.
3. Transitions: There are pre-built transitions that you can easily pick and choose to smooth out the flow of your essay. I will give you some examples as we go.
4. Plug-ins: Plug-ins are all details that were pre-researched, pre-written, and memorized ? ready to be used at a moment’s notice.
So, Here Are the 10 Steps:
Step 1 (20 seconds): Brainstorm and come up with three to five quality examples.
Do not choose a side before you come up with examples. This is extremely important because without examples you will not be able to complete your essay. In other words, your opinion does not matter unless you can support it. Let your examples dictate which side you choose ? not the other way around.
Step 2 (10 seconds): Agree or disagree with the prompt.
Now that you have three to five examples, it is time for you to take a stance. Agree or disagree with the prompt. If it is an open-ended question, by now you should have come up with a response.
Step 3 (1 minute): Write your thesis: <Keyword + Agree OR Disagree + Why/How/What?>
Follow this simple formula to write you thesis. Later, you will be allowed to make it more personal by adding adjectives, examples, etc., but for now, I want you to stick with this. Why? To create a backbone to your thesis writing so you know exactly what to do and what not to miss.
First, start with the keyword. If the prompt is: “Honesty is always the best policy,” then start with “honesty” so your reader/grader knows that you are on point. After your keyword, immediately agree or disagree with the prompt.
For example: Honesty is crucial … (Agree) OR Honesty can be detrimental … (Disagree). Once you’ve done this, then you have to explain the Why and the How. Without this step, all you are doing is repeating the prompt. You must explain why you agree or disagree with the prompt.
For example: Honesty is crucial to build and maintain trust.
1. Ladies and gentlemen of the College Board …
2. What would Jesus do? ...
3. Once upon a time …
4. “Failure is the mother of success!!!” …
By the way, I have actually seen these introductory phrases written by real students. Please, don’t make the same mistake.
Step 4 (1 minute): Complete your introduction.
Now spend a minute or so completing your introductory paragraph. Make sure you write at least two sentences but no more than three, as you’ll run out of time.
My version: <Thesis. Several examples from history/current events/literary works/classic films/science clearly demonstrate that Keyword is Paraphrased Thesis.> <Elaborate a bit more if you want.>
For example: Honesty is crucial to build and maintain trust. Several examples from literary works and current events clearly demonstrate that honesty always prevails.
That’s it. Two sentences are good enough for the SAT essay. I am not saying don’t write more, but there is no need to write five to six sentences. It’s important that you move on since you only have 25 minutes to complete a full-length essay. Remember! This is not your typical school essay, in which you have to develop your thesis and write your thesis at the end of your introductory paragraph. The SAT essay does not work that way. You must get straight to the point, answer the prompt/question, and move on to your examples. That’s the only way you’ll finish on time. Also, it is important to remind you that readers/graders know that you were given only 25 minutes to complete your essay. They will be lenient and not penalize every grammatical error. Readers/graders, however, will penalize you for excessive patterns of spelling and grammar errors ? I mean … who wouldn’t?
Step 5 (1 minute): Write your transitional thesis: <Transition + Modified Thesis>.
It is time to introduce your first example. Avoid being abrupt. Start with a transitional phrase that will smoothly transition from your introduction to your body paragraph 1.
Here are some recommended transitional phrases:
1. As demonstrated by …
2. As shown by …
3. In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, …
4. In the film Metropolis by Fritz Lang, …
5. Through the actions of …
6. <Name/Example>, Description, …
Then you have to add a modified version of your thesis. You need to add your example and blend it with your thesis to make it more relevant.
For example: In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, Winston’s rebellious thoughts/actions are direct results of the party’s deceptive/dishonest political tactics.
Step 6 (2 minutes): Use accelerated plug-in 1.
This is where the 80:20 Rule really shines. Now that you have pre-researched and memorized all details related to your example(s), it’s time to make full use of them and plug them in to build volume and persuasive content. Give yourself two minutes to write at least six sentences of pure supportive details/content. Of course, all details/content must be relevant to the prompt! If not, you are padding; that will get you not a zero, but somewhere in the 2-4 range.
Important: Make sure you pepper your plug-in with some statistics, full names, and dates ? a sure tactic to impress your graders.
AWFUL: “Students should not play PS3 because my mom told me so!”
BAD: “Students should avoid playing PS3 because I play it three to four hours a day and my GPA is 2.5”
OKAY: “Students should avoid playing PS3 as it may lead to a lower GPA, dependency/addiction to gaming, and distraction from other important activities/duties.”
GOOD: “According to the National Behavioral Research Center (NBRC), students who play PS3 for more than an hour a day will likely develop a Game Dependency Syndrome, which will negatively affect students’ GPA <and/or> their chances of getting into college.”
Step 7 (1 minute): Provide personal Input (PI).
Now that you’ve plugged in everything you know about your first example, it’s time to make some sense out of it and tie your plug-ins back to the prompt. Without a clear explanation and/or justification of why you plugged in those details, your paragraph will just be a copy-pasted version of Wikipedia.
Write one to two sentences ? in your own words ? about how your plug-ins help support your thesis.
For example: Therefore, Winston’s actions prove that (government/leaders/country/party’s) dishonesty/deception can lead to societal/widespread chaos and rebellion.
Step 8 (8 minutes): Repeat the above process two times.
Remember! You need three examples/three body paragraphs ? not two. Providing three examples/body paragraphs is another way to guarantee a double-digit score.
Step 9 (2 minutes): Write a strong conclusion: The power of “indeed.”
Your conclusion is extremely important as it is the final piece of information graders will read before grading your essay. Think of it as the last impression you leave on your graders ? the stronger it is, the higher the score. Your conclusion must be succinct, to the point, and, most importantly, well crafted. By this, I mean that you should not leave such an important part of your essay up to improvisation. You must pre-plan for this and create multiple plug-ins.
For example: After a careful analysis of X, Y, Z (Plug-ins), Keyword is “indeed” Modified Thesis. <Contrasting Statement to Further Support Your Thesis>. <Optional: Ending Personal Input>.
For example: After a careful analysis of 1984, Of Mice and Men, and Fahrenheit 451, one can see that honesty is, indeed, the best policy in building and maintaining long-lasting trust. Without honesty, societies can fall into chaos. Staying true to one another is the only way to prevent such destructive happenings/occurrences.
Step 10 (1-2 minutes): Whew! You’re almost done.
All you need to do now is go back and make sure you did not make any silly mistakes. Spend a minute or so revising and proofreading your essay. I’ve seen so many silly mistakes from my students that I must ask you to not make these same mistakes.
Q: Is honesty always the best policy?
<THESIS> Honesty is crucial to build and maintain trust. <Plug-In> Several examples from history/current events/science/literary works clearly demonstrate that KEYWORD...
<TRANSITIONAL THESIS 1> As demonstrated by EXAMPLE 10, <MODIFIED THESIS>. <ACCELERATED PLUG-IN> ……………….……………..(six sentences)………...……………………. <PERSONAL INPUT> Therefore/Hence/Thus ...
<REPEAT ABOVE PROCESS TWO TIMES>
<CONCLUSION with “INDEED”> After a careful analysis of X, Y, and Z, KEYWORD is INDEED crucial to... <ENDING PERSONAL INPUT> Had X, Y, Z been KEYWORD, they would have/not have …
Make sure the template you build can be applied to all possible prompts. The key is to make it generic/broad enough. For example, Intro Plug-In: “Several examples from…” is generic enough that you can use it no matter what the prompt.
Give yourself less time during practice; 16-18 minutes should do to simulate the real test. Trust me … when you take the real test, it is not going to feel like a whole 25 minutes. Because of all the pressure and anxiety, you will feel rushed ? thus, 16-18 minutes are perfect to prep for this section.
Graders are humans after all, and there is no way of predicting how they will react to your essay. That is why relying on a proven template is a safer way to go than improvising during the test. Avoid using controversial examples such as those relating to religion, politics, race, and gender. You never know who will be reading and grading your essay.
Simply put - length matters. No matter what the makers of the SAT say, it is a fact that longer essays reflect more profound knowledge of the subject matter. I find that length and thesis are the two most important factors in determining an essay’s grade. Do not leave any space if possible.
Make sure your essay is readable. I have seen some horrible handwriting and I have given them mostly 6s and 8s, depending on what I could get from the essays. Write legibly and make sure that your writing is not too big or too small.
Too many students make the mistake of using excessive SAT words in hopes of impressing the graders. Don’t be a pretender! only use those words that you are comfortable using. Sometimes, it is better to just use simple words as long as you can get your point across.
You won’t be penalized severely as long as you don’t make obvious mistakes. Graders understand that you are writing under pressure and that you are only given 25 minutes to write a full-length essay. Therefore, spend the last a minute or so proofreading for obvious/silly mistakes.
Memories act as both a help and a hinderance to the success of someone. Many people advise you to learn from the past and apply those memories so that you can effectively succeed by avoiding repeating your past mistakes. On the other hand, people who get too caught up with the past are unable to move on to the future.
Elie Wiesels memoir Night perfectly exemplifies the double nature of memories. Wiesel, a Jewish man, suffered heavily throughout the Holocaust and Night is rife with horrific descriptions of his experience. These memories help to spread the view of what life was like. Through recounting these memories, Wiesel is able to educate world readers about the atrocities committed in hopes that the same blatant violations of human rights are never repeated again. Through reliving the Holocaust through his writing, Wiesel was inspired to become proactive in the battle for civil rights. Some would point to his peaceful actions and the sales of his book and label him a success.
Despite the importance of recounting such memories, Wiesel acknowledges the damage that memories can also cause. Following his liberation from the Auschwitz concentration camp, Wiesel was a bitter, jaded man. He could not even write Night until several years later. The end of the novel describes Wiesels gradual but absolute loss of faith throughout the experience. His past experiences haunted him for several years, rendering him passive. It was not until he set aside his past that he could even focus on the future. Had he remained so consumed with the pain and damage caused in the past, he may never have achieved the success that he has attained.
Overall, Wiesels experiences exemplify the importance of the past as a guide. Wiesels past experiences helped to guide him in later life, but it was not until he pushed them aside that he could move on. To me this means that you should rely on your past without letting it control you. Allow your past to act as a guide, while making sure that you are also living in the present and looking to the future.
Why this Essay Received a Score of 6
This essay exhibits outstanding critical thinking by effectively and insightfully developing its point of view ("you should rely on your past without letting it control you") through the clearly appropriate example of Elie Wiesels Holocaust memoir, Night. The essay demonstrates clear coherence and smooth progression of ideas, carefully contrasting Wiesels success in using his memories to gain attention for his cause with the difficulty Wiesel faced in dealing with those same powerful memories. The essay uses language skillfully to convey Wiesels struggle ("Despite the importance of recounting such memories, Wiesel acknowledges the damage that memories can also cause. Following his liberation from the Auschwitz concentration camp, Wiesel was a bitter, jaded man. He could not even write Night until several years later"). The essay demonstrates clear and consistent mastery and receives a 6.
Without our past, our future would be a tortuous path leading to nowhere. In order to move up the ladder of success and achievement we must come to terms with our past and integrate it into our future. Even if in the past we made mistakes, this will only make wiser people out of us and guide us to where we are supposed to be.
This past year, I was auditioning for the fall play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." To my detriment I thought it would be a good idea to watch the movie in order to prepare. For two hours I studied Elizabeth Taylors mannerisms, attitude, and diction, hoping I could mimic her performance. I auditioned for the part of "Maggie" feeling perfectly confident in my portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor, however, I was unaware that my director saw exactly what I had been thinking. Unfortunately, I didnt get the part, and my director told me that he needed to see "Maggie" from my perspective, not Elizabeth Taylors.
I learned from this experience, and promised myself I would not try to imitate another actress, in order to create my character. Perservering, I was anxious to audition for the winter play just two months later. The play was Neil Simons "Rumors," and would get the opportunity to play "Chris," a sarcastic yet witty role, which would be my final performance in high school. In order to develop my character, I planned out her life just as I thought it should be, gave her the voice I thought was right, and the rest of her character unfolded beautifully from there. My director told me after the first show that "Rumors" was the best work hed ever seen from me, and that he was amazed at how Id developed such a believable character. Thinking back to my first audition I was grateful for that chance I had to learn and to grow, because without that mistake I might have tried to base "Chris" off of someone Id known or something Id seen instead of becoming my own character. I utilized the memory of the Elizabeth Taylor debacle to improve my approach to acting and gave the best performance of my life so far.
Why this Essay Received a Score of 6
This essay effectively and insightfully develops its point of view ("In order to move up the ladder of success and achievement we must come to terms with our past and integrate it into our future") through a clearly appropriate extended example drawing on the writers experience as an actor. The essay exhibits outstanding critical thinking by presenting a well-organized and clearly focused narrative that aptly illustrates the value of memory. The essay also uses language skillfully, demonstrating meaningful variety in sentence structure ("To my detriment I thought it would be a good idea to watch the movie in order to prepare. For two hours I studied Elizabeth Taylors mannerisms, attitude, and diction, hoping I could mimic her performance. I auditioned for the part of "Maggie" feeling perfectly confident in my portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor, however, I was unaware that my director…"). Despite minor errors, the essay demonstrates clear and consistent mastery and is scored a 6.
Readers use the Essay Scoring Guide, with exemplar papers illustrating each score point, to evaluate your essay. Two readers have independently assessed your essay and assigned it a score of 1 to 6 based on the criteria in the Scoring Guide. The Essay Subscore reported is the sum of both readers scores (2 to 12). For example, if your Essay Subscore was 9, one reader gave your essay a score of 4, and the other reader gave your essay a score of 5. If your Essay Subscore was 6, then both readers gave your essay a score of 3. If the two readers scores differ by more than one point, a third reader will score the essay.
The Essay Scoring Guide was developed by a committee of scholars consisting of college faculty and high school teachers actively engaged in the teaching of writing. The Scoring Guide addresses critical thinking, development of ideas, organization, vocabulary, sentence structure, and the mechanics of writing.
Score of 6
An essay in this category demonstrates clear and consistent mastery, although it may have a few minor errors. A typical essay
- effectively and insightfully develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates outstanding critical thinking, using clearly appropriate examples, reasons, and other evidence to support its position
- is well organized and clearly focused, demonstrating clear coherence and smooth progression of ideas
- exhibits skillful use of language, using a varied, accurate, and apt vocabulary
- demonstrates meaningful variety in sentence structure
- is free of most errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics
Score of 5
An essay in this category demonstrates reasonably consistent mastery, although it will have occasional errors or lapses in quality. A typical essay
- effectively develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates strong critical thinking, generally using appropriate examples, reasons, and other evidence to support its position
- is well organized and focused, demonstrating coherence and progression of ideas
- exhibits facility in the use of language, using appropriate vocabulary
- demonstrates variety in sentence structure
- is generally free of most errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics
Score of 4
An essay in this category demonstrates adequate mastery, although it will have lapses in quality. A typical essay
- develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates competent critical thinking, using adequate examples, reasons, and other evidence to support its position
- is generally organized and focused, demonstrating some coherence and progression of ideas
- exhibits adequate but inconsistent facility in the use of language, using generally appropriate vocabulary
- demonstrates some variety in sentence structure
- has some errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics
Score of 3
An essay in this category demonstrates developing mastery, and is marked by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses:
- develops a point of view on the issue, demonstrating some critical thinking, but may do so inconsistently or use inadequate examples, reasons, or other evidence to support its position
- is limited in its organization or focus, or may demonstrate some lapses in coherence or progression of ideas
- displays developing facility in the use of language, but sometimes uses weak vocabulary or inappropriate word choice
- lacks variety or demonstrates problems in sentence structure
- contains an accumulation of errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics
Score of 2
An essay in this category demonstrates little mastery, and is flawed by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses:
- develops a point of view on the issue that is vague or seriously limited, and demonstrates weak critical thinking, providing inappropriate or insufficient examples, reasons, or other evidence to support its position
- is poorly organized and/or focused, or demonstrates serious problems with coherence or progression of ideas
- displays very little facility in the use of language, using very limited vocabulary or incorrect word choice
- demonstrates frequent problems in sentence structure
- contains errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics so serious that meaning is somewhat obscured
Score of 1
An essay in this category demonstrates very little or no mastery, and is severely flawed by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses:
- develops no viable point of view on the issue, or provides little or no evidence to support its position
- is disorganized or unfocused, resulting in a disjointed or incoherent essay
- displays fundamental errors in vocabulary
- demonstrates severe flaws in sentence structure
- contains pervasive errors in grammar, usage, or mechanics that persistently interfere with meaning
Score of 0
Essays not written on the essay assignment will receive a score of zero.
Test Dates & Fees
2009-10 Test Dates and Registration Deadlines
Important Information for All Test-Takers
- Sunday administrations usually occur the day after each Saturday test date, for students who cannot test on Saturday due to religious observance. For the test administration on October 10, the Sunday test date has been moved to October 18 to avoid conflict with the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah.
- The Language Tests with Listening are offered only in November.
- Deadlines for international test-takers are given below the tables for U.S. students.
- The Question-and-Answer Service (QAS) is offered only on the Saturday test dates in October and January, and for Saturday, Sunday, and school-based testing dates in May.
- The Student Answer Service (SAS) is available only on the test dates for which QAS is not offered?those in November, December, March, and June. It is also available for Sunday and school-based testing dates in October and January.
|U.S. Registration Deadlines|
|Test||Regular Registration Deadline|
|October 10, 2009||SAT & Subject Tests||September 9, 2009|
|November 7, 2009||SAT & Subject Tests||October 1, 2009|
|December 5, 2009||SAT & Subject Tests||October 30, 2009|
|January 23, 2010||SAT & Subject Tests||December 15, 2009|
|March 13, 2010||SAT only||February 4, 2010|
|May 1, 2010||SAT & Subject Tests||March 25, 2010|
|June 5, 2010||SAT & Subject Tests||April 29, 2010|
Important Information About U.S. Registration
- U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. commonwealths
- U.S. registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines.
- On March 13, only the SAT is offered.
If you are testing in the United States, U.S. territories, or U.S. commonwealths, and you miss the registration deadline, you still have time to submit a registration, but you must pay a late fee. Note that late registrations made by mail have a different deadline from those made by phone or online.
|U.S. Late Registration Periods (late fee applies)|
|By Mail||By Phone/Online|
|Late Registration |
|Late Registration |
|October 10, 2009||September 10, 2009||September 23, 2009||September 10, 2009||September 23, 2009|
|November 7, 2009||October 2, 2009||October 15, 2009||October 2, 2009||October 15, 2009|
|December 5, 2009||October 31, 2009||November 12, 2009||October 31, 2009||November 12, 2009|
|January 23, 2010||December 16, 2009||December 30, 2009||December 16, 2009||December 30, 2009|
|March 13, 2010||February 5, 2010||February 18, 2010||February 5, 2010||February 18, 2010|
|May 1, 2010||March 26, 2010||April 8, 2010||March 26, 2010||April 8, 2010|
|June 5, 2010||April 30, 2010||May 13, 2010||April 30, 2010||May 13, 2010|
|International Registration Deadlines|
(must be received by)
(must be received by)
|October 10, 2009||SAT & Subject Tests||August 19, 2009||September 9, 2009|
|November 7, 2009||SAT & Subject Tests||September 16, 2009||October 1, 2009|
|December 5, 2009||SAT & Subject Tests||October 14, 2009||October 30, 2009|
|January 23, 2010||SAT & Subject Tests||December 2, 2009||December 15, 2009|
|May 1, 2010||SAT & Subject Tests||March 10, 2010||March 25, 2010|
|June 5, 2010||SAT & Subject Tests||April 14, 2010||April 29, 2010|
Important Information About International Registration
- International deadlines apply to anyone testing outside of the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. commonwealths.
- Completed international registration materials must be received by the international deadlines.
- There is no late registration for international testing. Online and telephone registrations must be completed by the international deadline dates listed above.
- Students registering through International Representatives must submit their paper registration with full payment by the early registration deadline.
- On March 13, the SAT is not offered outside of the United States, U.S. territories, and U.S. commonwealths.
Amherst College 697 705
Arizona State U 565 542
Babson College 640 600
Boston University 650 641
Bowdoin College 680 690
Brown University 690 690
Bryn Mawr College 626 657
California Institute of Technology 772 736
Carnegie Mellon University 708 647
Claremont McKenna College 700 680
Colby College 670 660
College of William and Mary 654 663
Columbia University 693 711
Cornell University 700 650
CUNY - Brooklyn College 517 496
CUNY - Hunter College 504 494
CUNY - Queens College 537 504
Dartmouth College 703 702
Davidson College 656 659
Deep Springs College 715 740
Georgia Institute of Technology 687 642
Grinnell College 705 672
Harvey Mudd College 760 710
Indiana University Bloomington 554 552
Johns Hopkins University 715 683
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 756 711
Michigan State University 577 565
Middlebury College 700 700
New York University 670 671
Northwestern University 701 680
Oberlin College 652 684
Ohio State University 584 575
Penn State - University Park 617 593
Pomona College 710 720
Princeton University 750 740
Purdue University 584 550
Reed College 653 694
SUNY Albany 584 570
Stony Brook University 603 558
Swarthmore College 711 722
Syracuse University 615 590
Temple University 521 521
Texas A&M University 602 576
The University of Texas at Austin 622 595
University at Buffalo 589 566
University of Arizona 556 545
U of California - Berkeley 667 624
U of California - Davis 600 565
U of California - Irvine N/A N/A
U of California - Los Angeles 660 617
U of California - Riverside 557 508
U of California - San Diego 647 609
U of California - Santa Barbara 601 578
U of California - Santa Cruz 577 572
University of Colorado - Boulder 589 573
University of Illinois at Urbana 660 613
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