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SAT Scores(Results)2023: Steps to Check Scores, Score Release Dates, Score Report Analysis, Scores for Top Universities

The SAT scores are released by the College Board on its official website. The score report gives the total score, percentile, section scores, test scores, cross-test scores and subscores. The scores can be checked through the College Board account.
SAT Scores 2023

SAT Scores 2023

What’s New?

SAT score release dates have been declared by the College Board for candidates taking the exam August 2023 onwards. For candidates taking the SAT exam on August 26, 2023, the scores will be released on September 8, 2023. SAT score release date for the SAT October 2023 exam is October 20, 2023. Scores of SAT November 2023 exam will be released on November 17, 2023. SAT score for the exam in December 2023 will be available on December 15, 2023. 

SAT June 2023 results have been released on June 16, 2023. The SAT June 2023 exam was conducted on June 3, 2023. Candidates can check their SAT scores by logging into their College Board account. The College Board provides students with a detailed SAT score report mentioning the total score, section scores, test scores, cross-test scores, and subscores.

SAT Scores 2023 : The College Board releases the score report of the SAT exam on its official website. The SAT scores for the exam held on May 6, 2023 were declared on May 19, 2023. SAT scores for the exam conducted on June 3, 2023, have been released on June 16, 2023. The SAT score report can be checked by logging in to the College Board account by entering the required login credentials. 

Also Check: SAT Login

The SAT total score ranges between 400 - 1600 and is calculated on the basis of section scores, test scores, cross-test scores, and sub-scores. The section scores range from 200 - 800 and are based two sections : Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score, and Math Score. The total score is a combination of these two sectional scores. In the score report, the percentile score of the student is also mentioned. The percentile score gives the percentage of students who scored equal or less than the candidate. 

Any score that is above the average score is considered acceptable enough for most college admissions. In 2022, the average SAT score recorded was 1050; hence, any candidate who scored much higher than 1050 would be at a competitive advantage in securing admission to the comparatively selective colleges. 

SAT Scores 2023 

The College Board provides the SAT results in the form of a score report. The SAT score report mentions the total score of the candidate, which ranges between 400 - 1600 and determines the probability of a candidate securing admission in their preferred college. The SAT exam comprises of three tests : Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. The score report outlines the section-wise scores which range from 200 - 800 and the test scores which vary from 10 - 40. 

The two sectional scores are : Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score, and Math score. The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section is based on the scores of the tests: Reading Test, and Writing and Language Test. The evidence-based reading and writing section takes into account skills such as contextual grasp of words, command over evidence, expression of ideas, and hold over Standard English conventions. The Math section score is based on the Math test, including both calculator and non-calculator portions. 

The SAT score types, their score range, and respective content areas are given in the table below. 

SAT Score Types

Steps to Check SAT Scores 2023

Candidates can check their SAT scores by visiting the official website of College Board and signing in to their College Board account. Students can refer to the steps given below to view their SAT score report.

Step 1 : Students are required to visit the official website of College Board

Step 2 : On the homepage of the website, click on the link - ‘ view score report’ or ‘get your scores’

Steps 3 : Students will be redirected to the Sign In page of the College Board website

Step 4 : Candidates are required to sign in to their College Board account

Step 5 : Students will be able to view their score report after logging in to their College Board account

SAT Score Report 2023 

The SAT score report gives the total scores, percentile score, section-wise scores, test scores, cross-test scores and subscores. The following details are mentioned in the SAT score report : 

  • Total Score : The total score ranges between 400 - 1600, and is a combination of two sectional scores : Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score, and Math Score. 
  • Percentile : The percentile rank gives the percentage of students who scored less than or equal to the score of the candidate. Two types of percentile scores are given in the score report.
  1. Nationally Representative Sample Percentiles : This is based on a research study of U.S. students in grades 11 and 12 and are weighted to represent all U.S. students in those grades, irrespective of whether they typically take the SAT exam. 
  2. SAT User Percentile :  This is based on the actual scores of students in the past three graduating classes who appeared for the current SAT during high school. 
  • Section Scores : The SAT section scores range from 200 - 800 and is given for two sections : Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math. The score of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing is a combination of the scores received in Reading Test and Writing and Language Test. The Math section score is based on the Math test score, that includes both calculator and no-calculator portion. 
  • Test Scores : The test scores are given for the three tests : Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. The test score is a number ranging from 10 - 40. 
  • Subscores : The SAT subscores range from 1 - 15 and give feedback on student performance in the following areas:
  1. Command of Evidence
  2. Words in Context
  3. Expression of Ideas
  4. Standard English Conventions
  5. Heart of Algebra
  6. Problem Solving and Data Analysis
  7. Passport to Advanced Math
  • Cross-Test Scores : The cross-test score also ranges from 10 - 40. The cross-test scores are based on more than one test. The two cross-test scores are : Analysis in History/ Social Studies and Analysis in Science. 

SAT Score Release Dates 2023

Candidates can check the score report release dates for the corresponding exams from the table given below. 

SAT Exam Date

SAT Score Release Date

August 26, 2023

September 8, 2023

October 7, 2023

October 20, 2023

November 4, 2023

November 17, 2023

December 2, 2023

December 15, 2023

Digital SAT Score Report

  • The Digital SAT score report will mention the total score which ranges from 400 - 1600.
  • The score report of Digital SAT exam will specify the scores of the two sections: 1) Reading and Writing and 2) Mathematics.
  • Each of the two sectional scores in Digital SAT ranges from 200 - 800.
  • The Digital SAT score report also provides details of the average SAT scores of the candidate’s school, district, state, country and total test takers’ population.
  • The Digital SAT exam score report mentions the percentile scores of the candidates with reference to their state, country, and total candidate pool.
  • Further, the score report of the Digital SAT test specifies the performance of the student in each section across content areas and skills.
  • For instance, in the Math section, the performance score band is given for Algebra, Advanced Math, Problem-solving and data analysis, and geometry and trigonometry.

Digital SAT Benchmark Scores

  • The College Board provides specifications of the SAT score benchmarks which indicate a candidate’s college and career readiness. 
  • The SAT College and Career Readiness benchmarks help to evaluate the student's progress and growth in high school and their predicted performance at college. 
  • The SAT benchmark score for the Reading and Writing section is 480.
  • The SAT benchmark score for the Math section is 530.
  • The SAT benchmark scores indicate a 75% probability of a student receiving at least a C grade in the first semester of a credit-bearing college program in a related subject.

What is a Good SAT Score?

A good SAT score can be subjective in nature as it depends on the following factors : 

  • College SAT Cutoff Score: Highly selective colleges have a higher SAT score requirement. For instance, Ivy League universities require an SAT score that ranges between 1450 - 1570. However, colleges that accept a large number of applicants may have a lower SAT score requirement. Hence, a good SAT score largely depends on the college to which the candidate is applying. 
  • College Application Requirements: SAT score is usually one of the many factors that determine the candidate's selection. Other admission criteria include personal essays, GPA (Grade Point Average), extracurricular achievements, letters of recommendation, and samples of academic work. A high SAT score might not suffice if the candidate's other admission documents do not meet the college requirements. Hence, a good SAT score requirement varies according to the student's overall application.  
  • Average SAT Score: The SAT score ranges from 400 - 1600. A good SAT score can be any score that is at a competitive advantage compared to the average score recorded for the total candidate pool. A good score is well above the average SAT score of the test takers’ population and is considered acceptable for most college admissions. 

The average SAT score is calculated by adding the SAT scores of all test takers of the graduating class for the specific year and then, dividing the sum of all SAT scores by the number of test takers. SAT exam aspirants can check the average SAT scores of the last 5 years from the table given below. 

Graduating Class (Year)

Average SAT Score

2022

1050

2021

1060

2020

1051

2019

1059

2018

1068

How to Send SAT Scores to Colleges?

Students can send their SAT scores to the colleges in which they are applying for admission through their College Board account.  

  • Step 1: Students need to sign in to their College Board Account. 
  • Step 2: Candidates are required to visit the ‘Send SAT Scores page’. 
  • Step 3: Choose the option for a fee waiver if applicable. 
  • Step 4: Students will have to select the colleges by searching colleges by name or code. 
  • Step 5: Add the selected colleges to the score recipients list. 
  • Step 6: Candidates need to send SAT scores to each of the selected colleges.
  • Step 7: Students are required to review their order and check out.

Fee for Sending SAT Score to Colleges

Students can schedule for sending of SAT scores to colleges at the time of registration for free. There is no fee for sending SAT scores to colleges within the timeline starting from the SAT registration date till nine days after the SAT test date. 

Schedule of Sending SAT Score

Fee for Sending Score Report to College

From the Date of SAT Registration Till 

9 Days After SAT Test Date

  • No Fee
  • 4 Free Score Reports

Score Reports Sent After Nine-Day Timeline

  • $12 per score report

SAT Score Rush Reporting

Candidates can get their SAT score reports delivered to the colleges faster than the regular timeline of delivery. If a candidate wishes to send their SAT scores early to the colleges to where they are applying, they can opt for rush reporting. There is an additional fee of $ 31 for SAT score rush reporting. 

College applicants need to be mindful of the following factors while opting for rush reporting : 

  • SAT rush reports are sent within the period of 1-4 business days (not considering holidays and weekends). 
  • SAT rush reports are available only for the scores which have already been released by College Board.
  • SAT rush reports cannot be changed or cancelled.
  • Candidates are advised to confirm how quickly the scores will be processed by the colleges.
  • Further, if a candidate is applying for early decision or early action, they need to confirm whether October and November scores are accepted for meeting college application deadlines. 

Applicants need to follow the usual steps to send SAT scores to colleges and on the ‘review your order’ page, they need to select rush reporting. Candidates can also request for rush reporting through phone (Toll-free: 866-756-7346; International: 1-212-713-7789) or email. 

SAT Score for Ivy League Universities

High-ranking universities such as the Ivy League colleges need an SAT score that ranges from anywhere between 1450 - 1570. Read More: SAT Cutoff 2023 

Ivy League University

SAT Score Range

Brown University

1470 - 1550

University of Pennsylvania

1450 - 1560

Cornell University

1470 - 1550

Dartmouth College

1480 - 1560

Princeton University

1470 - 1560

Yale University

1470 - 1560

Columbia University

1500 - 1560

Top 10 Universities in USA: Average SAT Score

The average SAT score of the graduating class of the top 10 universities in the United States ranges from around 1500 - 1545. The average SAT score of the enrolled students is calculated on the basis of the SAT scores of the admitted students for the particular university. Students can get an idea about the SAT score they need to achieve in order to secure admission to the top 10 U.S. universities from the table given below. 

U.S. News and World Report National Ranking 2022-23

Q.S. World Ranking 2023

University

Average SAT Score

1

16

Princeton University

1500

2

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1538

3

5

Harvard University

1510

3

3

Stanford University

1528

3

18

Yale University

1511

6

10

University of Chicago

1545

7

13

University of Pennsylvania

1513

10

32

Northwestern University

1496

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who releases the SAT exam scores ?

The College Board releases the SAT exam scores on its official website.

How can students check their SAT exam scores ?

Students can check their SAT exam scores by logging into their College Board account.

What details does the SAT score report mention ?

The SAT score report mentions total score, percentile rank, section scores, test scores, cross-test scores and subscores. 

When will the results of SAT June 2023 exam be announced ?

The results of SAT June 2023 exam have been announced on June 16, 2023. 

When will the SAT June 2023 exam be conducted ?

The SAT June 2023 exam was conducted on June 3, 2023.

What are SAT section scores ?

The SAT section scores range from 200 - 800 and consists of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score, and Math score. 

What is the range of SAT total score ?

The SAT total score ranges from 400 - 1600.

What is a good SAT score ?

A good SAT score is a score above the average score. The average SAT score recorded in 2022 was 1050. Any score that is above the average score is considered acceptable for most college admissions. 

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