Wednesday, December 24, 2008

SAT2 Score Analysis (Using Thailand Case Studies)

It's 2am. I would stop reading essays for now first. I know this means that for some of you, your essays feedback would be delayed by 1 day, but my brain is tired after reading essays for the past 4 hours. So, would do this for the rest of the night. :) (Not long more, before I called it a night).

Today, December SAT Reasoning Test/SAT Subject Test results were out. And there were happy and sad moments.

Thinking of how I should synthesize the importance of SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Test scores, I decide to analyze it this way using results from the Thai scholars. You can find their scores here .

What I would do is that I would analyze based on the average score for those who get admitted, wait listed and rejected for each of the main universities.

Harvard University
Admit (2 students):- CR (665), Math (800), Writing (685) Essay (10), SAT2 (2400).
Wait List (2 students):- CR (585), Math (795), Writing (605) Essay (8.5), SAT2 (2350)
Reject (2 students):- CR (515), Math (790), Writing (575) Essay (8), SAT2 (2365)

Princeton University
Admit (1 student):- CR (710), Math (800), Writing (710) Essay (10), SAT2 (2400)
Reject (1 student):- CR (570), Math (800), Writing (640) Essay (8), SAT2 (2400)

Yale University
Admit (3 students):- CR (667), Math (800), Writing (657) Essay (9.67), SAT2 (2400)
Reject (5 students):- CR (570), Math (770), Writing (586) Essay (8.2), SAT2 (2248)
(there is one candidate who got rejected with SAT2 of 1960, if remove that candidate, the average for rejected for SAT2 is 2320.

Columbia University
Admit (7 students):- CR (569), Math (796), Writing (584) Essay (8.57), SAT2 (2347)
Wait List (6 students) :- CR (505), Math (787), Writing (533) Essay (7.33), SAT2 (2345)
Reject (2 students):- CR (455), Math (760), Writing (505) Essay (7.5), SAT2 (2180)

Cornell University
Admit (16 students):- CR (539), Math (785), Writing (568) Essay (8.5), SAT2 (2348)
Wait List (2 students):- CR (465), Math (780), Writing (510) Essay (6.5), SAT2 (2260)
Reject (11 students):- CR (477), Math (758), Writing (507) Essay (7.54), SAT2 (2205)

Brown University
Admit (3 students):- CR (543), Math (797), Writing (607) Essay (7.67), SAT2 (2370)
Wait List (6 students):- CR (519), Math (792), Writing (542) Essay (7.83), SAT2 (2318)
Reject (2 students):- CR (515), Math (740), Writing (535) Essay (8.5), SAT2 (2275)

Dartmouth College
Admit (5 students):- CR (600), Math (794), Writing (634) Essay (8.6), SAT2 (2356)
Wait List (1 student):- CR (530), Math (680), Writing (520) Essay (7), SAT2 (1910)

University of Pennsylvania
Admit (10 students):- CR (585), Math (792), Writing (599) Essay (8.6), SAT2 (2369)
Wait List (2 students):- CR (525), Math (770), Writing (570) Essay (8), SAT2 (2300)
Reject (3 students):- CR (487), Math (793), Writing (510) Essay (7.33), SAT2 (2227)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Admit (3 students):- CR (693), Math (800), Writing (727) Essay (10), SAT2 (2400)
Wait List (1 student):- CR (610), Math (800), Writing (580) Essay (8), SAT2 (2400)
Reject (11 students):- CR(551), Math (791), Writing (568) Essay (8), SAT2 (2359)
(1 of the rejected candidates score 2070 in SAT2, if taken that out, average SAT2 for rejected is 2386.)

Stanford University
Admit (7 students):- CR (633), Math (792), Writing (650) Essay (9), SAT2 (2400)
Wait List (1 student):- CR (600), Math (800), Writing (580) Essay (8), SAT2 (2400)
Reject (22 students):- CR (512), Math (777), Writing (532) Essay (7.78), SAT2 (2303)
(2 of the rejected candidates score 1910 and 2070 respectively, if taken those two out, average SAT2 for rejected is 2339.)

I know that these 10 universities are not complete representation, but I would stop here. If any of you could help me to churn out this stats for other universities, that would be much appreciated. I would quote you for your calculation.

Some points to note:-
1. Do note that the figure above are all average, which means technically about half of them got better than that score and half got worse than that score.
2. We see some correlation of higher SAT and admit rate, but it is not conclusive.
3. I would safely say that SAT2 is much more crucial. Do note the high score of their SAT2.
4. English score for Thais are a little lower, but their SAT2 are impressive. That's the case for SAT2 for most other students too. So, students from Malaysia need to buck up on this.

Please feel free to quote these figures to share with others.

Am hoping to conduct a similar analysis for Malaysia come this April 2009.

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4 comments:

Xon said...

thumb up to your spirit.

Charis said...
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Charis said...

Nice way to relax :p

It would be very interesting to do this with figures for Malaysia, but it might be hard to get scores from everyone to make a sufficiently accurate analysis. (I mean the people not on ReCom etc)

Chen Chow said...

Thanks!

Charis, yeah, it is a good relaxation... :) (Commenting on your comment that was removed...LOL)

Guess, we would try our best to see how best we can get an analysis... May need a few people to go around and ask them to share the results and we can analyze..

See how.. :)