The SAT has three sections and three scores, each on a scale of 200 to 800.
- Writing (200-800)
- Math (200-800)
- Critical Reading (200-800)
An average score is acceptable for most colleges and universities. However, some of the top schools will expect you to achieve an SAT score of 2,100 of more. A score above 2,100 puts you in the 90th percentile, meaning that you scored better on the test than 90% of test takers.
A perfect score is 2,400 points. Approximately 1,000,000 students take the SAT each year and on average, only 20 of them get a perfect score. Click here to learn more about preparing for the SAT.