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Good enough for private colleges, or retake?

jojokim14jojokim14 1 replies1 discussions Forum Champion
I only took the SAT once, but my mom is pushing me to retake again because private colleges like higher SAT scores than this apparently.

CR: 760
M: 740
W: 730
T: 2230

My dream private school is Pomona, but is it really worth taking another SAT?
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  • billcshobillcsho 241 replies2 discussions Junior Member
    It depends on which private school you are looking at. If this is your first attempt and you feel you can do better than this, you should retake to increase your chance. Your current score is slightly higher than their admission average. So you need to have very good GPA and strong EC to give you a better chance.
    edited May 2013
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  • jojokim14jojokim14 1 replies1 discussions Forum Champion
    I think I can do better; it's just... I have subject tests, decathlon, band, college admissions, etc, and I'm not sure if it's hubris to reject the SAT in favor of extracurriculars
    I'm just too busy tbh and I don't want to cut down my ECs for SAT studying
    edited May 2013
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  • billcshobillcsho 241 replies2 discussions Junior Member
    Then do a final retake in Fall.
    edited May 2013
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  • kevinzhengifykevinzhengify 5 replies1 discussions Forum Champion
    I think you could definitely work with that SAT score, but it wouldn't hurt to test again if you think you can do better.

    I got a 2240 SAT, and was admitted to Johns Hopkins and wait-listed at Duke. I think when your SAT gets into the 2200-2400 range, it all comes down to EC's/you as an individual.
    edited May 2013
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