ACT Scores

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  1. navyorairforce19

    navyorairforce19 Prospective Cadet/Mdshpmn

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    What are safe ACT scores that, considering my school activities and requirements are great, would i need to give me a chance at admission.
     
  2. Craig

    Craig Member

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    Safe scores are the ones you have once your Appointment is in hand. Of course each class to any university or SA is different. You can always compare yourself to past years by looking at previous class profiles. Last time I looked, profile for Class of 2014, http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/USNA 2014 Class Portrait.pdf , was posted. There you'll find the statistcs for the middle 50%. This is a common statistic posted by most schools. However it is just a benchmark, next year could be tougher. If you haven't already read, the SA superscores, so you might want to take it often until you have 36 or feel really comfortable. Good luck.
     
  3. Whistle Pig

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    USNA SAT/ACT scores have been declining "on average" over the past 3 years, despite a near 60% increase in candidate applicant numbers over the past 4 years. This is a function of aggressive recruiting for specific priority diversity groups and consequent increasing variability in scores. More specifically, more appointments are being made to students scoring lower from specific racial and ethnic groups.

    Said more simply and specifically to the OP's question, what is now a "competitive" (not safe ... Craig's explained that well.) score will depend upon which group one is in, i.e. priority diversity or otherwise. btw, women are no longer a priority group.

    The point here is in attempting to self-assess one's competitiveness could be sorely misleading in looking only at the USNA profile. Increasingly, there is no "average" USNA Mids. Rather there are now two.
     
  4. nickm5

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    just a quick little question but i noticed how the portraits of previous classes mention the percent of 1st generation american. If you are a first generation american, does it help at all?
     
  5. Whistle Pig

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    no. Intentionally, overtly elitist institutions take pride is such stuff attempts and/or suggestions of social engineering, "lifting up" the ignorant and poor, etc. At USNA, it should be part of the "norm" where merit should trump all.
     
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  6. 1964BGO

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    Since YOU are the one who will have to live with the outcome, it is not for someone else to tell you what is a "safe score". Rather, you decide when you have done as well as you can on the SAT and ACT. There is no way any of here can accurately predict the performances of those you will be competing against. Best wishes to you all.
     

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