Congratulations AMY YU on perfect ACT score

Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017 by Chuck

Excel To a Perfect score

Breaking Down Vocabulary

Published Friday, January 23, 2015 by Alina Krjukova

So you’ve been studying your vocabulary list for the last few weeks, and you have a pretty good hang of it. You know the definitions, and you feel pretty comfortable about understanding the words in context, but what about the other hundreds of thousands of words in the English language? One thing that you can do to prepare yourself for a run-in with the more remote words is learn to dissect words and figure out their meanings based on the roots. By dividing words into familiar parts, you can learn how to decode even the… Continue Reading

Yale Boat

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by Tarang

Continuing in our tradition of reporting SAT averages to you guys, I now bring you Yale University. Admissions Data (2010): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 8% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile SAT Critical Reading: 700 / 800 SAT Math: 700 / 780 SAT Writing: 700 / 790 ACT Composite: 30 / 34 Enrollment (2009): Total Enrollment: 11,593 (5,275 undergraduates) Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female 100% Full-time Percent of applicants accepted is usually around 9%. Fun Fact: The Yale Corinthian Yacht Club is the oldest collegiate sailing club in the world. It was… Continue Reading

Hard Work for Harvard

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by Tarang

Earlier, this blog had posted some information about SAT/GPA stats for the UC schools as well as Stanford. Let us continue that tradition with Harvard. Class of 2014 Statistics Class Profile Students Total Applicants 30,489 Admitted 2,205 Matriculates 1,664 Yield 75.5% Admitted from the Waiting List 94 OK. Now let’s look at the SAT distribution: Percent of Applicants Admitted: 7% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile (The first number shows that 25% of enrolled students scored below that number. The second number shows that 75% of enrolled students scored below that number.) SAT Critical… Continue Reading

Upcoming Changes to the SAT

Published Friday, April 1, 2011 by Tarang

As you all know, the SAT has constantly changed itself over the years to stay alive. It went from being a 1600 point test to a 2400 point test in 2005. Instead of having only verbal and math, the SAT now has critical reading, math, and writing. The writing section includes an essay, which was not previously present. Also, the SAT added more focus on Algebra 2 in 2005 as well. Recently, the SAT has been feeling the pressure from rival standardized test ACT. The ACT also has a PSAT counterpart called PLAN, which is… Continue Reading


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