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Ivy League SAT Scores

Student taking testWant to know how your test scores measure up against the average SAT scores at an Ivy League school?

The 8 schools in the Ivy League are among the most competitive schools to get into. As a result, Ivy League SAT scores are some of the highest in the country.

The highest average? It’s a tie between Princeton and Harvard University. With students in the 25th-75th percentile of the admitted class scoring between 2120 and 2390, their SAT scores are the strongest in the Ivy League.

Keep in mind, though, that these average Ivy League SAT scores reflect only a portion of accepted students’ scores. If your SAT score is lower than this range, you can still be accepted to an Ivy League school if the rest of your application is strong.

If you’re thinking about applying to an Ivy League school, these average ranges should give you a ballpark score to aim for when taking your SAT.

Ivy League Universities

Average SAT Score

(Middle 50%)

Brown University

2000 – 2330

Columbia University

2090 – 2350

Cornell University*

1330 – 1510

Dartmouth College

2050 – 2340

Harvard University

2130 – 2400

Princeton University

2100 – 2400

University of Pennsylvania

2050 – 2330

Yale University

2120 – 2390

*Cornell does not report statistics for the writing component of the SAT.

Beyond the Ivy League

The Ivy League only includes a small portion of available schools, many of which have incredible academic and social offerings.

If you’re considering applying to an Ivy League college, keep your mind open to other possibilities as well.

It might be that your dream school exists outside the Ivy League. Other top schools reveal more of a range in their SAT scores than the Ivy League schools, and offer more of a variety of sizes and locations all over the country.


Last updated: October 2015

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