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SAT 2014 Percentiles

SAT 2014 Percentiles

If you are planning to take the SAT for the first time or retaking the exam, percentile ranks are a great way to understand your SAT score requirements. Percentiles guide you towards setting a good target score for your choice of programs. In fact, SAT percentiles are a great way to maximize your chances of getting a good score.

So, what is a SAT score percentile? It is a number which helps compare your performance with other test takers. For instance, 80 percentile indicates that you have done better than 80% of your peers who took the exam. To learn more, read this detailed post on SAT score percentiles.

The College Board releases SAT Data Tables every year. These tables contain the composite scores along with the corresponding percentile rankings. Since these SAT data tables represent the most recent trends, students can learn about the score requirements needed to achieve the desired percentile.

Here’s the SAT 2014 percentile data:

SAT Score Critical Reading Percentile Mathematics Percentile Writing Percentile
800 99 99 99+
790 99 99 99
780 99 99 99
770 99 98 99
760 99 97 99
750 98 97 98
740 98 96 98
730 97 95 97
720 97 95 97
710 96 94 96
700 95 93 96
690 94 91 95
680 93 90 94
670 92 88 93
660 91 87 92
650 90 85 90
640 88 83 89
630 86 82 88
620 84 79 86
610 82 77 84
600 80 75 82
590 77 73 80
580 75 70 78
570 72 67 76
560 70 64 73
550 66 62 70
540 64 59 68
530 60 55 65
520 57 52 62
510 54 49 58
500 50 45 55
490 47 42 52
480 44 40 48
470 40 36 45
460 37 33 41
450 34 30 38
440 31 27 34
430 27 24 31
420 25 21 28
410 21 19 25
400 19 16 21
390 16 14 19
380 14 12 16
370 12 10 14
360 10 9 12
350 9 7 10
340 7 6 8
330 6 5 7
320 5 4 5
310 4 3 4
300 4 3 4
290 3 2 3
280 3 2 2
270 2 1 2
260 2 1 2
250 2 1 1
240 1 1 1
230 1 1 1
220 1 1
210 1 1
200

It is also worth noting that the percentile ranks drop down much faster with middle and lower scores. For instance, if you look at the critical reading percentile for a score of 800 and 700, the difference is just 4 percentile units (99 to 95). However, if you look at the difference between 600 and 500, the difference is 30 percentile units (80 to 50). This means that even a 10 point score increase can contribute greatly towards your SAT percentile rank.

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