Harvard does not publish the average SAT scores for admitted students. Other Ivy League schools do publish some of their percentages and you will find that around 40 to 50 percent scored 750 or above on each section of the SAT's. That means that the other half of the students must have scores below 750.
In my experience, most applicants have scores above 700 on each section along with a strong GPA, and some other quality that makes their application stand out.
Every student at Harvard is a "star" in something other than great board scores and a great GPA (a sport, musician, national recognition in something, etc..)
I have heard that strong athletes need all three scores above 600 on each section of the SAT with absolutely no C's on their transcript in order to be recruited.
Any student with a strong GPA and scores above 700 or a total of 2100 on all three sections with a unique quality that makes their application shine, should definitely apply to Harvard. If you feel your attributes would contribute to a well rounded student body, Harvard is a great place to be!
Middle 50% of first-time Students SAT Critical Reading: 700 - 800
SAT Math: 700 - 790
SAT Writing: 690 - 790
ACT Composite: 31 - 35
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According to Harvard's website, the average SAT score for entering Freshman at Harvard is between 2070 and 2350.
The breakdown of this is as follows:
Critical Reading: 690-780
for 2007 applied seniors from high school, the score was 1400_1590
I think you need at least a 2.6 GPA with at LEAST a 1640. A 1700 with a 2.8 will guarantee you a full ride. If you read this far, you probably won't make it in anyway. Sengkyu
S.A.T.'s of 700 and above on all levels including critical reading , math and writing will get you looked at but will not guarantee admission.
There really isn't an established average for high school freshman since not a lot of them actually take it, but the general scoring range tends to vary from 1300 to 1800 on the new SAT.
600 to 800 for Sat I and Sat II
a 3.95 or higher
The average SAT score for Harvard is a 2200.
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SAT scores: CR: 690-780 Math: 690-790 Writing: 690-780 ACT composite: 31-34 Just remember, even with perfect SAT scores and perfect GPA scores, Harvard is willing to deny your entrance if it doesn't think you're different than any other student.
critical reading-690 to 780 math-690 to 790
Harvard's 2014 25th-75th percentile SAT Math Scores are 710-790, meaning 25% of students scored 710 or lower on the Math portion of the SAT, and 75% of students scored 790 or lower (i.e. 25% of students scored 790 or higher).
Harvard's 2014 25th-75th percentile SAT scores are 700-800 on the Critical Reading section, 710-790 on the Math section, and 710-800 on the Writing section.
* Test scores SAT verbal scores over 500 96%, SAT math scores over 500 100%, ACT scores over 18 100%, SAT verbal scores over 600 69%, SAT math scores over 600 79%, ACT scores over 24 90%, SAT verbal scores over 700 19%, SAT math scores over 700 24%, ACT scores over 30 29%
Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile * SAT Critical Reading: 700 / 800 * SAT Math: 700 / 790 * SAT Writing: 700 / 790 * ACT Composite: 31 / 35 * ACT English: 32 / 35 * ACT Math: 30 / 35
First of all, you don't need a 4.0 GPA to be admitted to Harvard. Harvard considers a lot of things such as extracurricular activties, teacher recommendations, SAT I or SAT or ACT test scores, leadership in the community. There is also a foreign language requirement.
No guarantee! Ivy League Universities such as Harvard not only looks at your SAT scores but also your GPA since freshmen year of your high school as well as your activities--if your activities were diverse. But it is true that SATs and SAT Subject Tests support your resume strongly.