How does the essay affect SAT score?

The essay is optional and scored separately from the multiple choice portions of the test (your essay score doesn’t affect your Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score). Another difference in the scoring methodology is the elimination of point deductions for wrong answers.

Is 1380 a good SAT score for Harvard?

Yes, a score of 1380 is excellent. It places you in the top 94th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you’ve done a significantly above above average job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test.

Is a 1500 on SAT good?

Is a Score of 1500 Good? A 1500 puts you in nearly the 99th percentile of all 1.7 million test takers. Just 100 points shy of a perfect score, a 1500 makes you eligible to apply to every college and university in the country and be competitive for admission at almost every single one, including elite institutions.