Why do people with high SAT scores on their college application get rejected?

   a year ago

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Answered a year ago

There are people who have been rejected from colleges like Columbia University, Dartmouth and Princeton, despite having a very high SAT score. The only explanation of this is that students often consider SAT scores and the rest of the components on the application to be seesaw where is one side goes up; the other one can go low. Absolutely not! There is no excuse for the rest of the application to not be up to the mark. Thus, the scorers of SAT/ACT tests might get rejected if the rest of the application is unsatisfactory.