College Entrance Exams: SAT vs. ACT

sat testIt seems more students are taking than ACT college entrance exam than the SAT. The test has grown in popularity, as 1.42 million high school graduates took the ACT this past year. The average score was 21.1 out of a possible 36.

Comparing the two college entrance tests there are many similarities. SAT tests critical reading, writing and math; while the ACT tests reading, math, english, science and an optional writing portion. The cost for the SAT is $45 and the ACT $46 (with writing). The SAT takes twenty minutes longer at 3 hours, 45 minutes; the ACT takes 3 hours, 25 minutes.

Watch this video from ABC affiliate WSYR to learn more, and help determine which test is most appropriate for you.

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