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SAT Score Comparison for Admission to California Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of SAT Admissions Data for 32 California Colleges

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What SAT scores do you need to get into one of the top California colleges and universities? This side-by-side comparison shows 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 top colleges in California.

Realize, of course, that SAT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers at these California colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

You can also check out these other SAT links:

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

 

Top California Colleges SAT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
  Reading Math Writing
  25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Berkeley 600 720 650 770 620 740
California Lutheran 500 600 520 610 - -
Cal Poly 550 640 580 690 - -
Caltech 700 790 760 800 700 790
Chapman University 550 650 560 660 570 670
Claremont McKenna 650 750 660 760 660 740
Harvey Mudd 690 770 740 800 680 760
Loyola Marymount University 550 640 560 660 560 660
Mills College 530 660 510 610 530 640
Occidental 600 700 600 700 610 700
Pepperdine 550 660 570 680 560 670
Pitzer College 590 700 600 670 - -
Point Loma Nazarene 520 630 530 630 520 620
Pomona 680 770 680 760 680 780
Saint Mary's College 500 600 500 610 500 600
Santa Clara University 570 680 600 690 - -
Scripps 640 730 620 700 650 730
Soka University 490 640 590 700 540 620
Stanford 680 780 700 790 700 780
Thomas Aquinas College 620 700 560 660 580 690
UC Davis 520 640 570 690 530 660
UC Irvine 490 610 540 680 500 630
UCLA 560 690 610 740 590 710
UCSD 520 650 590 710 550 670
UCSB 540 650 560 680 540 660
UC Santa Cruz 500 620 520 640 500 620
University of the Pacific 520 650 550 690 520 650
University of the Redlands 520 620 520 620 500 610
USD 550 650 570 670 - -
USF 510 620 530 630 520 620
USC 620 720 650 760 640 740
Westmont College 540 650 540 660 540 650
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