I got 77th percentile for PSAT then an 1180 on the SAT EDIT: (600 CR, 580 Math) I just took the ACT today and have signed up for SAT again which is pretty bad for applying to the SA's but my question is WHY? Based on my scores from these test I can tell I am not a very 'naturally' intelligent person. But all of my teachers agree I am one of the hardest workers theyve ever seen and my grades reflect that. I had a 94 average unweighted. so im a VERY hard worker and I do 3 varsity sports, ill be an Eagle Scout, I am a Boys state representative, next year ill be the director of community service for our interact club So if Im so dedicated and hard working then why does my SAT math score count for 31% of my admissions ( another member from this forum stated this statistic). I understand it is an engineering school so obviously you need to be good at math, and I am in Pre-calc this year with a 98 average.