Is the SAT still important?

Yes. The SAT puts your achievements into context. That means it demonstrates your qualifications to colleges and universities and helps you stand out.

  • Each year, students across the U.S. and nearly 200 countries take the SAT to apply to colleges and universities across the globe.
  • Even though there are wide variations in curricular standards, grading systems, and course offerings, the SAT evens out the disparities from school to school and region to region.
  • In the class of 2023, nearly 1.3 million U.S. students had SAT scores that affirmed or exceeded their high school GPA. That means that their SAT scores were a point of strength on their college applications.
  • When surveyed, 83% of students said they want the option to submit test scores to colleges.

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