Is the SSAT difficult?

While the test is designed to be of “middle difficulty,” this is a very competitive group of students against which you’re being scored—these are the select students applying to the finest independent schools.

Is SSAT harder than SAT?

The SAT is considerably harder than the SSAT, and there is a section in each of the tests that does not appear in the other. (grammar/writing in SAT and vocab/analogies in SSAT). If you use SAT materials to prep for the SSAT you will be over prepping and will end up learning extra topics in math.

How many times can you take the SSAT?

Yes, you may take the SSAT at Home up to 5 times in a testing year (August–July).

What SSAT score do you need to get into Andover?

“Although the Andover admissions committee has no minimum grade or score requirements for acceptance, the average Andover student maintained an “A” average at his or her previous school and scored in the 93rd percentile on the SSATs.”

What is the hardest boarding school to get into?

The Groton School, the No. 5 most elite boarding school, is tied with The Thacher School as the most selective, each with an acceptance rate of 12%….Additional reporting by Andy Kiersz.Middlesex School. Deerfield Academy. St. Cate School. Phillips Academy Andover. (TIE) The Thacher School. (TIE) Groton School.