Correlation Between ACT/SAT and MCAT Success

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  1. StritchMD2011

    StritchMD2011 Member

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    I've decided to do a little research and try to find out if there is some sort of correlation between the scores one has received on the ACT/SAT tests and the scores received on the MCAT. I'm still a high school student and I'm just very curious if there is some way to predict future MCAT success. I just got my September ACT back and I got a 30 composite, which I was pretty happy with, considering it was what I was shooting for.

    If everyone who has taken the ACT/SAT and then the MCAT could post their scores in some sort of order like this:

    ACT:XX
    SAT:XXXX
    MCAT:XX

    I would greatly appreciate it.. I also know that this isn't necessarily a great prediction, but I'm just practicing some research for my Psychology AP class. Thanks!:cool:
     
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  3. jglemonade1

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    SAT:1320
    MCAT:26 :confused:
     
  4. Dr. Wall$treet

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    SAT- 910 1st time 1040 2nd
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  5. Doctor Octopus

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  6. thal01

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  7. randomlogik

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    I got the exact same score on the ACT as i did on the MCAT. My mentor told me that is what i would make too. *kinda freaky* I think that they can be correlated but not necissarily. Everyone has good...and bad test taking days.
     
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    SAT: 1350
    MCAT: 28

    No correlation.:(
     
  9. wazupshah

    wazupshah Senior Member

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    Interesting Study.


    SAT: 1340

    MCAT: 30
     
  10. brownman24

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    SAT : 1510
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    Grades : BAD
     
  11. tatabox80

    tatabox80 Super-Duper Member

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    Here's an oddity. I took the ACT twice in high school. Got a 22 the first time, studied a little bit and ended up with a 26 the second time. Would've had a 27 if I hadn't gone down in one section (I think it was math). Took the mcat twice in college (april, august 2002). First time, got a 22, studied a little bit more got a 26. Would've had a 27 if I hadn't gone down in one section, biology. HAs a bit of a dejavu feeling to it doesnt' it?
     
  12. wazupshah

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    That's Just plain Freaky!

    :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  13. DrBravesgirl

    DrBravesgirl Surgeon for a year

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    ACT 31 (28 the first time)
    MCAT 32 (27 the first time)
     
  14. abw

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    Interesting study - no correlation with me at all:

    SAT: 1560
    GRE: 2300

    MCAT: 27
     
  15. same as kaos

    SAT: 1350

    MCAT: 28
     
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  17. MeGrowTall

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    I took both tests twice:

    ACT: 30(1st), 33(2nd)
    MCAT: 31(1st), 36(2nd)
     
  18. MaybeMD

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    I don't mean bag on anyone, but this thread gives me some inspiration. I was somewhat worried that since I only got a 1040 on my SAT, my MCAT score won't be that great (thinking strictly about my performance on standerdized(sp?) tests). But hey, if Wall$treet can get a 30 on the MCAT with a 1040 SAT, then I could too!
     
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  20. Enkedu

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    ACT: 27
    MCAT: 35
     
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    someone did this awhile back with SAT verbal and MCAT verbal score:

    here were some results:
    760 10
    750 10
    800 9
    630 13-15
    680 8
    730 13-15
    740 13-15
    750 11
    790 12
    640 7
    720 12
    710 10
    570 8,9
    660 11
    620 10
    760 11
    730 10
    550 12
    800 11
    710 11
    800 12
    800 13
    600 10
    660 11
     
  22. Adcadet

    Adcadet Long way from Gate 27

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    I think you'd get a much better correlation between MCAT verbal and SAT verbal, since the verbal sections of these tests are the closest to an IQ test. And supposedly IQ remains relatively constant over time. At least thats what I've read so far in The Bell Curve. Take it for what it's worth.
     
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    ACT: 32

    MCAT: 37
     
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    SAT - 1390
    ACT - 32
    MCAT - 38
     
  25. gotgirth

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    Perhaps, although SAT verbal always seemed to me to measure more vocabulary than intelligence...I remember taking it and just not knowing what a lot of the words meant (scored 560 on SAT verbal, 11 on MCAT verbal)...MCAT verbal may be closer to an IQ test in terms of reasoning, although there are still going to be many other factors that prevent accuracy (slow readers, non-native speakers, etc.)
     
  26. mvervaine

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    SAT: 1460
    MCAT: 31 (1st), 39 (2nd)

    (psss...interview = big fat zero)
     
  27. PluckyDuk8

    PluckyDuk8 Pluck of all Plucks

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    Anyone find it interesting that U of C/Pritzker's secondary asks for your SAT/ACT scores? Does any other secondary do so?
     
  28. abw

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    evms and usuhs also ask for sat scores
     
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    so does jefferson
     
  30. Random Access

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    Wow...a 37 and then took it again? That's like Dr. Kevin style... ;)
     
  31. nero

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    Interesting study, no correlation at all..

    ACT : 25
    SAT : 1280
    MCAT: 37
     
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    It's funny to see how little correlation there is...
     
  33. saga112

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  34. JScrusader

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    SAT: 1350
    ACT:30
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  35. katem

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    only i didn't even consider retaking the mcat!!
     
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    this is interesting... all the advisors i've talked to have said there's a strong correlation btw SAT and MCAT scores. maybe there's not...

    SAT: 1400
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  38. dpark74

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    ACT: 30

    SAT:1310

    MCAT: 34
     
  39. dpark74

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    Wash U (even asks for High School GPA and ranking!
     
  40. theterminator

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    Just wondering for those who got above 30 on the mcat what did you get on the ACT verbal.
     
  41. theterminator

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    To clarify the ACT Reading score!!
     
  42. nero

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    i got a 23 on the reading part and a 21 on the grammar part........and 570 on SAT verbal........pathetic...huh?.......ended up with a 10 on mcat verbal.......its a completely different ball game...........



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    29 Reading
    26 English
    9 V MCAT

    MCAT verbal has 3 types of passages: Humanities, Soc Science, Nat Science
    From what I remember, the SAT (1992) and ACT (1992) did not have any reading passages pertaining to the natural sciences. As a previous post stated, there really is no correlation between SAT verbal and MCAT Verbal. I don't know about ACT correlation though, but I'm guessing that there's no correlation either.
     
  44. lola

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    hmm... i don't think the SAT verbal tests IQ. maybe to some extent, but it is a huge vocabulary test. a non-native english speaking genius might have a lot of trouble with it.
     
  45. smilez428

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    SAT 1400
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    not really a high correlation there :( i think the correlation exists because some people are good test takers and will do well on any standardized test.
     
  46. STi555

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    SAT: 1500
    ACT: 34 (36 reading for the person who asked)
    MCAT: 40-42
     
  47. aquaboy

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    Here it goes:

    SAT: 1190
    ACT: 29

    MCAT: Ist try (29P), 2nd try (31Q)
     
  48. Sicamic

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  49. Gumshoe

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    I know that i improved greatly in terms of reading and such (which is MOST important) my senior year in high school. I just started to get more interested in reading, philosophy, the humanities in general, and became more scholarly, although I have always had madd fun. I did well on the SAT but I don't think there is any correlation besides a ballpark figure. All that matters is did you take diagnostics? Those are the KEY to cracking the tests. it certainly is the key with the MCAT. just take madd practice tests, and you'll certainly get a 28-33, I think

    Gumshoe
     
  50. ellen22

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    SAT 1450
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  51. StritchMD2011

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    I just want to thank everyone for their info.. Appears to me that there isn't really any definite correlation as of now, although we only have a very small sample of info. I'm just curious what is considered a "good" MCAT Score. I've seen numerous times that 29-30 is an average MCAT.
     
  52. Random Access

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    29-30 is the avg MCAT of people getting into med school, I believe. Not sure on that though... The average MCAT is around a 24...
     

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