|By Catalinaword (Catalinaword) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 03:09 pm: Edit|
I was wondering when websites like the College Board show the range of SAT scores for schools like UCLA which says 1140 to 1390..are these accurate when the actual schools website says different? hope that made sense...thanks
|By Medusa2003 (Medusa2003) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 03:25 pm: Edit|
Could be differences in years reported or methodology ( applicants, admitted students, enrolled students ).
|By Drusba (Drusba) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 03:47 pm: Edit|
A usual reason is timing. Those sites generally get their information from the colleges (many of which annually release a lot of such information in a document called the College Data Sheet). However, those sites are very often a year behind what the college may be reporting on its own site. To give an example, US News current rankings are actually showing, and relying on, figures for entry class of 2002; come August, it will issue its new annual rankings using the figures for entry class of 2003 and will not change them for a year, meanhile many colleges will be showing their 2004 freshman class figures on their own sites by as early as this fall. I believe what you will find currently at the College Board are 2002 figures while the UC's sites have 2003. Another possible reason is type of figures being reported: one may be reporting the range for those "admitted" and the other the range for those "enrolled" (a subgroup of those admitted).
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