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SAT Scores for Admission to the Big Ten

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data

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If you're wondering if you have the SAT scores you'll need to get into one of the Big Ten universities, here's a side-by-side comparison of scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these universities.

Realize, of course, that SAT scores are just one part of the application. The Big Ten admissions officers will also be looking for a strong high school record and meaningful extracurricular activities.

You can also check out these other SAT links (or ACT links):

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data from National Center for Educational Statistics

Big Ten SAT Score Comparison (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)

SAT Scores
Reading Math Writing
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Illinois 550 680 680 790 570 680
Indiana 510 620 540 660 510 610
Iowa 470 630 550 695 490 610
Michigan 610 700 650 760 620 720
Michigan State 430 580 540 680 460 580
Minnesota 540 690 620 740 560 670
Nebraska 510 660 540 680 - -
Northwestern 680 760 700 780 680 770
Ohio State 540 650 610 710 550 650
Penn State 530 630 560 670 540 640
Purdue 510 620 550 680 510 620
Wisconsin 550 670 620 740 590 680
View the ACT version of this table
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