Test Comparisons

Many students wonder what their ACT score would be equivalent to on the current or new SAT. The chart below contains comparative scores for all three tests.

It is important to note that a student that scores well on the ACT is not guaranteed to have similar success on the SAT and vice versa. (Scores between the Current SAT and the New SAT should be consistent.) For example, say a student earns an ACT composite score of 31; colleges will view this score as being in the same range of a 1360 – 1400 on the SAT. But it does not mean the student will actually earn that score if he took the SAT. This relationship is merely a way of looking at the competitive equivalent of the two tests, and is not meant to be a predictor of student performance.

ACT
If you scored…
CURRENT SAT
or a…
NEW SAT
It’s about the same as a…
36 1600 2400
35 1560-1590 2340
34 1510-1550 2260
33 1460-1500 2190
32 1410-1450 2130
31 1360-1400 2040
30 1320-1350 1980
29 1280-1310 1920
28 1240-1270 1860
27 1210-1230 1820
26 1170-1200 1760
25 1130-1160 1700
24 1090-1120 1650
23 1060-1080 1590
22 1020-1050 1530
21 980-1010 1500
20 940-970 1410
19 900-930 1350
18 860-890 1290
17 810-850 1210
16 760-800 1140
15 710-750 1060
14 660-700 1000
13 590-650 900
12 520-580 780
11 500-510 750