Why are GEORGETOWN's SAT stats so LOW?





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: Why are GEORGETOWN's SAT stats so LOW?
By Confused on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 04:40 am: Edit

US News has the 25th-75th percentile SAT scores of admitted students at Georgetown as 1290-1460. So a 1460 represents the 75th percentile of those ADMITTED! What? Don't a lot of people who get over 1500's apply to GTown?

By Kahuna613 (Kahuna613) on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 02:51 pm: Edit

I dunno...let's not ask such provocative questions...let's just get accepted.

By humpty dumpty on Friday, December 06, 2002 - 05:35 pm: Edit

Oh give me a break. By reading these boards, you'd think that every senior in the country scored in the 1500 range.

If you go to the college board website you'll find that composite 1470 still ranks you in the top 1% of college bound seniors.

There are about 1.4 million seniors, so top 1% is 14000.

Georgetown admits 1500 students. Top 25% of that is 375. Looking at the scattergrams discussed elsewhere, we see that about 50% of applicants with scores about 1470 are rejected for GPA (or other) reasons. So they get maybe 800 applications from people with 1470 and above.

Problem is that they get a boad load of applications with 1300-1400 range, so here the selectivity drops to closer to the 1 in 10 range. If you score below 1300, it's even worse.


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