What Does It Take? SAT/ACT Scores and GPAs Needed to Get Into Top Universities

Many times we’ll get questions from the students and families of those we tutor asking what kinds of SAT/ACT scores and GPAs are required to gain acceptance to some of the nation’s top colleges. While every year’s college applicant pool is different, there are certainly trends in admissions data that reflect the types of students (and academic/standardized test profiles) that gain admission to certain schools.

Using US News and World Report’s 2013 college rankings and data from The College Board we’ve compiled some helpful lists for you to get a better idea of what it takes to be accepted into some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities.