ACT score for LOA

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  1. EagleScout13

    EagleScout13 USMA Class of 2017

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    What would be an average ACT score for those receiving an LOA. I have a 32 right now but I have a superscore of 34.
    Math-35
    Reading-35
    Science-34
    English-31
    Does Westpoint only care about the highest individual subject scores. If so, should I retake the ACT, or are my scores adequate. I'm a high school junior.
     
  2. Pellets007

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    Your scores are excellent. On the ACT, I got a composite of 29 and I received an LOA.

    Hope this helps. Cheers.
     
  3. AaronChurchill

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    It sounds like your a shoe in as far as academics go. I got an SAT superscore of 1860, which corresponds to about a 29 on the ACT. Make sure that you do all that you can to round out your package in other categories like leadership and community service. Stay motivated, and good luck!
     
  4. clamelken2

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    Wow bud, you are well on your way! Make sure the activities that you do have meaning to you. I've seen applicants with 20+ activities, so the question becomes "is he/she really involved in each and every activity?" There are some exceptions, but don't join every club just to have your app "look good". Btw i have a 29 on my ACT and I also received an LOA like Pellets007. Best of luck!
     
  5. dunninla

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    I think all three Academies have published SAT CR + M averages of 1270 - 1285, which equates approx. to a 28 ACT.

    However, average doesn't mean much. There are recruited athletes (about 20-25% of a class of 1100) and Diversity targets of African American, Asian, Hispanic (about another 20%). So, if you are not a recruited athlete, and not a diversity candidate, then you should probably figure that average for your "non-hooked" cohort is about 1350SAT/31ACT.

    Since you are above that non-hooked average, you get a slight bump in that area of evaluation. Then the committee is on to classroom: grades, difficulty of courses, master of math/science. Then on to Leadership positions. Then on to athletic prowess/physical fitness.

    Just as with any selective college, it is an aggregation of strenths... however with the Academies, Physical Fitness and especially domonstrated Leadership are also critical.
     
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  6. Packer

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    Your scores are good enough for an LOA but that does not mean you can expect one. There is much more that goes into deciding who will get an LOA than the test scores.

    Are your scores adequate? They are good but if you can do better you should.
     
  7. BigNick

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    I agree with Packer. West Point is looking for the "total package" - good academics, good leader, good atheltics. Being tops in one or two of these areas is normally not enough. The ACT is very important but a high ACT alone will not get you in.
     
  8. navy2016

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    I got a LOA to USNA and USMMA with math-35 and English-33. Your scores are definitely very high!

    However, you might be out of luck for a LOA to WP ( I heard they sent very few and not sending anymore).

    With those scores, you are still extremely competitive for admissions- assuming you have the EC's and leadership to support them.
     
  9. EagleScout13

    EagleScout13 USMA Class of 2017

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    @navy2016 I'm a junior in high school. Still have a year to wait. Thank you everyone for your replies. I'll take it again just to see if I can get higher.
     

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