Once wildly more popular than the ACT, the SAT saw a big drop in market share in the mid 2000’s. Which test is more popular today?
Many colleges have waived SAT and ACT score requirements due to the impact of COVID-19. However, a majority of schools are only test-optional – not test-blind. This means colleges will consider your test score if you send it. By preparing for and taking the SAT or ACT test, you can provide a more complete picture of your academic abilities.
Average SAT scores vary from state to state. Although the national average SAT score is 1059, more than 2.2 million students take the SAT test! Knowing the average SAT score in your state helps you understand where you stand among students in a similar situation and what a good SAT score is for you.