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SAT I vs. ACT

Question: I am am a student in Canada doing some preliminary research on colleges (especially Ivy League). I have been more and more aware that SATs and ACTs are both accepted in the application process. This may be a naive question, but in your opinion, which one is higher weighed? Are they equally accepted, or does one have a higher status? Personally, I find that the ACT fits my learning style better.


The SAT I is the more commonly accepted test for elite admissions (Ivy League, etc.). Colleges in the Midwestern and Southeastern U.S. tend to prefer the ACT, but overall, the SAT is king.

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