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what sat score is adequate if going to apply to Harvard?

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Constance K. | Highly Experienced Ivy League Tutor with Specialization in Test PrepHighly Experienced Ivy League Tutor with...
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OK, I have one student who just received RA acceptance letter from Harvard this year. I have been working as a private college consultant for 3 years (mostly for my SAT students), and I do notice that Harvard has this odd preference for perfect SAT score. So seriously, 2400 SAT + good application (especially the personal statement) are what Harvard admission officers value the most.
 
They do offer exceptions for athletes that is why their AVERAGE (because some students have VERY LOW SAT score, but they have special backgrounds) SAT is even lower than Yale.  
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SAT Critical Reading: 690 / 790SAT Math: 700 / 800SAT Writing: 690 / 790

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Mary W. | 5-Star Tutor / English & Writing Specialist / Invest in the Best!5-Star Tutor / English & Writing Special...
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Jonathan,
 
Your SAT scores will certainly be taken into consideration on your Harvard application, as will your high school GPA, which should be as close to 4.0 as possible. Because Harvard uses a holistic admissions process, more than only your academic standing will be considered. Your extracurricular achievements will be considered as well, like club participation or a unique talent. It will be important for you to show that you bring value to the campus community, not only to the classroom.
 
Al the best to you,
 
Miss Mary