Entrance Exams: be ACT and SAT savvy

Posted on Jul 4th, 2016 | Career, College

We’d like to tell you that your score doesn’t matter, but it does. Luckily there is no limit to the number of time you can try for a better score (but you do have to pay each time). Looks like it’s time to hit the books.

  • One: The number of minutes you should spend on a question in the math and reading comprehension sections of the SAT.
  • Nine: The number of section out of ten that count toward your SAT score.
  • 2+ million students take the SAT every year.
  • 1.8 million High school students take the ACT every year.
  • 2400: A perfect SAT score.
  • 36: A perfect ACT score.
  • 1590: Bill Gate’s SAT score (out of 1600 at the time). That’s 99.4% correct.
  • 50% to 60%: Average percentage of SAT questions that are answered correctly.
  • Less than 0.33%: The percentage of test takers who achieved a perfect SAT score in 2013.
  • Three hours & 45 minutes is the total time allotted to take the SAT.
  • There are three types of questions on the SAT: multiple choice, student produced (math answers), and essay responses.