ACT vs SAT Infographic

Not sure whether the SAT or ACT is best for you? We don’t blame you—many fantastic schools accept either test. And yet there are quite a few differences between the tests: the SAT is a reasoning test, the ACT is a content-based test; the ACT tests science, but the SAT doesn’t; the SAT gives you more time per question, while the ACT reading is slightly easier. And that’s not all…

Luckily, we have a handy infographic that can help you decide which test to take!

For everything else you need to know about comparing and deciding between the ACT and the new SAT, check out ACT vs SAT: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Test for You! And let us know if you still need help deciding which test to take, so that we can help you get your best score!

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Author

  • Kristin Fracchia

    Dr. Kristin Fracchia has over fifteen years of expertise in college and graduate school admissions and with a variety of standardized tests, including the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT, with several 99% scores. She had a PhD from the University of California, Irvine, an MA degree from The Catholic University, and BA degrees in Secondary Education and English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park. She was the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award and the Chancellor’s Club Fellowship from the University of California, Irvine. She’s worked as a high school teacher and university professor, as an independent college and graduate school admissions counselor, and as an expert tutor for standardized tests, helping hundreds of students gain acceptance into premier national and international institutions. She now develops accessible and effective edtech products for Magoosh. Her free online content and YouTube videos providing test prep and college admissions advice have received over 6 million views in over 125 countries. Kristin is an advocate for improving access to education: you can check out her TEDx talk on the topic. Follow Kristin on LinkedIn!

By the way, Magoosh can help you study for both the SAT and ACT exams. Click here to learn more!