Unless you’ve blocked it out of your memory, if you applied to college, you should remember taking the SAT or the ACT.

The scores you received on these two tedious examinations had a large influence over where you would get accepted. Generally speaking, the better the institution, the higher your score needs to be. Flipping that equation around, looking at the average range of scores accepted at a university gives prospective students an indication of just how selective or “good” that school is.

The Princeton Review features information on relating to the SAT and ACT scores for each university’s admitted students. We’ve pulled out the average scoring range for each SEC school and listed them below.

*The SAT is made up of three sections. The highest possible score for each section is 800. The highest possible score for the ACT is 36.

SchoolSAT ReadingSAT MathSAT WritingACT
Mississippi State490-630500-640N/A21-28
Ole Miss480-590490-590N/A21-27
South Carolina540-630550-650N/A24-29
Texas A&M510-640550-670480-61023-30

Before college, your score on the SAT/ACT was everything. It seemed to symbolize the worth of your existence, put a quantity on your future success. In reality, a score on a standardized test is a woefully inadequate way to measure the quality of a college education or the caliber of a human being.