SSAT Scores for the Best Boarding Schools
by Admissions Expert for Boarding Schools
An in-depth analysis and research of SSAT exam scores at the top boarding schools in America (USA).
So is your score good enough to get accepted to the best boarding schools in America (USA)? We've got this insider information that will help you understand what score you'll need to gain admission to top-ranked boarding schools and prep schools...
...bottom line: your SSAT score matters, and you need to do everything in your power to break into the 90th+ percentile, whether that means you take our SSAT Prep course, or you've got our book on boarding school admissions (titled, Admit You! How to Get Accepted to the Best Boarding School and Private Schools.)
Want to know what score average and/or median are required for top schools like Phillips Exeter, Phillips Andover, Lawrenceville, St. Paul's, Milton Academy, Groton School, St. Albans, Hotchkiss, Deerfield... and many more?
SSAT Scores for Top Boarding Schools
As you can see from the chart and data on the SSAT scores/median for top boarding schools, the range for the best such as the following:
Boarding Schools Included in our SSAT Exam Report
- Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
- Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ
- Phillips (Andover) Academy, Andover, MA
- St. Paul's School, Concord, NH
- Milton Academy, Milton, MA
- Groton School, Groton, MA
- St. Albans School, Washington, DC
- Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA
- Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
- Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
- Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA
- Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
- Middlesex School, Concord, MA
- Cate School, Carpinteria, CA
- Thacher School, Ojai, CA
- Taft School, Watertown, CT
- Concord Academy, Concord, MA
- St. Andrew's School, Middletown, DE
- Peddie School, Highstown, NJ
- Hill School, Pottstown, PA
- Northfield Mt. Hermon (NMH), Mount Hermon, MA
- Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ
- Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
- Webb Schools, Claremont, CA
- St. Mark's School, Southborough, MA
SSAT Score Medians and Averages for Top Boarding Schools in America:
Our SSAT prep team has research and analyzed data sets from more than 15+ years doing admissions counseling for private schools and boarding schools.
And we've noticed these trends about SSAT scores for candidates to top boarding schools:
- From 2000 to 2016, the median SSAT score has increased by 4% percentiles for top 10 boarding schools.
- From 2000 to 2016, the average SSAT score (raw) has increase by 59 points for top applicants who get accepted.
- From 2000 to 2016, more than 2.5x more students took the SSAT exam than in the previous 15 year period.
These statistics about what SSAT scores you need are particularly important as we're seeing an increase in the median and average SSAT scores of applicants to the best boarding prep schools from Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Andover, Lawrenceville, Groton to other private schools like Choate Rosemary Hall, Hotchkiss, Deerfield, to west coast schools like Cate School and Thacher School.
So What SSAT Exam Score Do You Need to Get Accepted to Boarding/Prep School?
Well, if you're fortunate enough to purchase our boarding school rankings list, we tell you the exact score you need to gain admission to all of the top 25 boarding schools in America.
We would recommend, if you're asking this question, to always aim for the top 10% percentile. In fact, if you're in our course, we'll give you the exact study plan for the SSAT exam that has worked for more than 7,388 students.
Also, the best boarding schools in America require you not only have top-notch SSAT scores, but that you also have a perfect admissions essay and prepare the perfect application for the "Gateway to Prep Schools."
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