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SAT vs. ACT: How do They Compare?

The SAT and ACT are standardized tests that colleges and universities use to help make decisions about admissions and merit-based scholarships. But how do they compare? The following table provides a quick breakdown of the two exams.

Before registering for a test, consult your counselor to see which option is right for you.

The Exams at a Glance

Click the dropdown tabs to see how the two tests vary: