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What’s the SAT range that good colleges are looking for?

What SAT/ACT scores are UC’s looking for?

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Most good schools will want a minimum of about 1800, but the better UC’s, like Berkeley and LA will require over a 2000. Take a look at the average SAT score at the UC you are interested in – that should give you some idea. If you are aiming for Cal and LA, though, I suggest aiming for a 2100 and over 650/700 in the SAT II Subject tests, because those are incredibly competative schools.

College Board’s website is good for this:

They have the SAT/ACT ranges of the middle 50% of admitted students for any University you’d like to look up:


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