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National Merit Scholars Program

 

2019 Semi-Finalists

The 64th annual National Merit Scholarship program has announced the 2019 semi-finalists, naming approximately 16,000 students across the United States. These semi-finalists were chosen from the ranks of the over 1.6 million juniors that that entered the scholarship program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT test in 2017. It is estimated that around 15,000 of the semi-finalists will reach the finalist level and go on to compete for the 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, totaling over $31 million.

The pool of semi-finalists, representing less than 1% of all high school seniors in the nation, were chosen based on their high test scores. Once they become a finalist, they must submit a detailed scholarship application which will be assessed using their academic record, school activities, volunteer activities, employment and overall citizenship.

The finalists will be notified of their designation in February of 2019.

State of Texas

As of September 12, 2018, there were 1,410 students in the state of Texas that were named as semi-finalists for the 2019 National Merit scholar program. These semi-finalists will go on to compete for “finalist” titles in the spring of 2019.

 

Average SAT and ACT Scores at Top Colleges and Universities


Schools are listed by state, followed by average SAT Math Score, Average SAT Verbal Score and Average ACT Composite Score. N/A means that average test score information was not available.

Please Note: Scores listed are only average scores of students that have been admitted to the following universities and should be used as a reference point only.


Alabama

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Tuskegee University:  444 446 19

  • University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa:  N/A  N/A  23

  • Auburn University:  563 547 24

  • Samford University:  565 574 25

  • Birmingham University (State U):  642 591 26

  • Birmingham - Southern College:  588 598 26


Arizona

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Arizona State University:  555 542 23

  • University of Arizona:  556 545 23


Arkansas

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Arkansas:  575 565 25

  • Hendrix College:  604 628 27


California

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Sonoma State University:  516 514 N/A

  • University of California - Riverside:  557 508 21

  • Whittier College:  536 544 23

  • Saint Mary's College (CA):  547 548 N/A

  • University of Redlands:  561 565 23

  • University of California - Santa Cruz:  577 572 23

  • Loyola Marymount University:  581 573 N/A

  • University of the Pacific:  576 550 24

  • University of California - Davis:  600 565 24

  • University of San Diego:  589 573 25

  • University of California - Santa Barbara:  601 578 25

  • Pitzer College:  610 620 25

  • University of California - San Diego:  647 609 25

  • University of California - Los Angeles:  660 617 26

  • Santa Clara University:  618 601 27

  • Occidental College:  610 610 27

  • Pepperdine University:  630 622 27

  • University of California - Berkeley:  667 624 N/A

  • California Polytechnic State - San Luis Obispo:  569 532 28

  • Scripps College:  618 651 28

  • University of Southern California:  670 650 29

  • Claremont McKenna College:  700 690 30

  • Harvey Mudd College:  760 710 N/A

  • Pomona College:  710 720 32

  • California Institute of Technology:  772 736 N/A

  • Deep Springs College:  715 740 N/A


Colorado

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Denver:  569 555 24

  • University of Colorado - Boulder:  589 573 25

  • U.S. Air Force Academy:  650 620 N/A

  • Colorado College:  633 630 27

  • Colorado School of Mines:  650 590 28


Connecticut

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Connecticut:  573 562 N/A

  • Fairfield University:  596 584 26

  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy:  639 612 26

  • Connecticut College:  650 660 27

  • Trinity College (CT):  640 636 28

  • Wesleyan University:  690 690 29


Delaware

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Delaware:  N/A N/A 26


Florida

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Florida A&M University:  N/A  N/A  20

  • Stetson University:  559 562 24

  • Eckerd College:  563 574 25

  • Rollins College:  575 575 25

  • Florida State University:  602 602 26

  • Miami University:  N/A  N/A  26

  • New College Florida:  636 702 28


Georgia

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Morehouse College:  535 525 22

  • Spelman College:  524 549 22

  • Wesleyan College:  562 574 25

  • University of Georgia:  602 599 N/A

  • Agnes Scott College:  575 610 26

  • Oglethorpe University:  603 617 26

  • Georgia Institute of Technology:  687 642 N/A


Hawaii

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Hawaii - Manoa:  566 526 N/A


Idaho

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Idaho:  555 550 24

  • Albertson College of Idaho:  569 573 25


Illinois

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • DePaul University:  551 556 23

  • Lake Forest College:  570 570 25

  • Loyola University of Chicago:  575 579 25

  • Bradley University:  610 590 25

  • University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign:  660 613 27

  • Illinois Wesleyan University:  632 634 28

  • Illinois Institute of Technology:  679 643 28

  • Wheaton College (IL):  660 660 29

  • Northwestern University:  701 680 30


Indiana

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Indiana University - Bloomington:  554 542 24

  • Purdue University - West Lafayette:  584 550 25

  • Hanover College:  566 557 25

  • Wabash College:  600 580 25

  • Valparaiso University:  599 593 26

  • Earlham College:  590 630 26

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech.:  680 610 28

  • University of Notre Dame:  690 670 31


Iowa

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Iowa State University of Science:  620 590 24

  • Coe College:  565 570 25

  • Cornell College:  580 579 25

  • Grinnell College:  665 672 29


Kansas

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Kansas State University:  N/A N/A 23

  • University of Kansas:  N/A  N/A  24


Kentucky

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Bellarmine University:  576 576 24

  • University of Kentucky:  N/A  N/A  25

  • Centre College:  603 619 27


Louisiana

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of New Orleans:  523 534 21

  • Louisiana State University:  N/A N/A 24

  • Centenary College of Louisiana:  N/A  N/A  25

  • Loyola University New Orleans:  597 621 26

  • Tulane University:  634 648 N/A


Maine

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Maine:  542 539 23

  • College of the Atlantic:  591 628 28

  • Colby College:  670 660 28

  • Bates College:  670 665 N/A

  • Bowdoin College:  680 690 N/A


Maryland

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Salisbury State University:  566 552 N/A

  • University of Maryland - Baltimore:  592 575 24

  • Goucher College:  575 605 26

  • Loyola College in Maryland:  608 606 N/A

  • St. Mary's College of Maryland:  599 620 N/A

  • U.S. Naval Academy:  667 637 N/A

  • Johns Hopkins University:  715 683 30


Massachusetts

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst:  565 552 N/A 

  • Bentley College:  599 552 N/A

  • Northeastern University:  590 567 25

  • Clark University:  579 586 25

  • Babson College:  640 600 N/A

  • Wheaton College (MA):  595 605 25

  • Simon's Rock College of Bard:  570 635 25

  • Emerson College:  584 617 26

  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute:  660 620 N/A

  • College of the Holy Cross:  628 630 N/A

  • Mount Holyoke College:  612 647 27

  • Boston University:  650 641 28

  • Hampshire College:  597 648 N/A

  • Smith College:  610 650 28

  • Brandeis University:  670 660 N/A

  • Wellesley College:  666 679 29

  • Williams College:  694 701 30

  • Amherst College:  697 705 30

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology:  756 711 32


Michigan

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Michigan State University:  577 555 24

  • Albion College:  582 562 25

  • Michigan Technological University:  605 563 25

  • Calvin College:  595 584 26

  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor:  657 622 28

  • Kalamazoo College:  624 633 28


Minnesota

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities:  611 588 25

  • Saint John's University/College of St Benedict:  600 590 25

  • Gustavus Adolphus College:  613 610 26

  • Saint Olaf College:  624 628 27

  • Macalester College:  658 685 29


Mississippi

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Mississippi:  N/A  N/A  23

  • Millsaps College:  590 600 26


Missouri

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • College of the Ozarks:  N/A  N/A  22

  • Stephens College:  513 566 23

  • William Jewell College:  560 580 24

  • Saint Louis University:  601 592 26

  • Truman State University:  599 618 27

  • University of Missouri - Rolla:  N/A  N/A  27


Montana

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Montana Tech of the University of Montana:  550 528 21

  • University of Montana - Missoula:  540 550 23



Nebraska

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln:  583 567 24

  • Creighton University:  582 574 26


Nevada

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Nevada - Las Vegas:  509 498 21


New Hampshire

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Saint Anselm College:  555 558 23

  • University of New Hampshire:  560 550 N/A

  • Dartmouth College:  713 702 31


New Jersey

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Rider University:  520 510 N/A

  • Seton Hall University:  533 532 23

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology: 600 534 N/A

  • Rutgers University - Rutgers College:  612 591 N/A 

  • The College of New Jersey:  633 609 N/A

  • Drew University:  597 610 N/A

  • Stevens Institute of Technology:  710 640 N/A

  • Princeton University:  750 740 33


New Mexico

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of New Mexico:  525 535 22

  • New Mexico Inst. of Mining & Tech.:  612 603 26

  • St. John's College (NM):  600 600 27


New York

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • CUNY - Hunter College:  504 494 N/A 

  • CUNY - Brooklyn College:  517 496 N/A 

  • CUNY - Queens College:  537 504 N/A

  • St. Bonaventure University:  541 537 22

  • Wagner College:  560 545 24

  • Hofstra University:  555 547 N/A

  • Siena College:  561 545 24

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges:  600 550 N/A

  • Stony Brook University:  603 558 N/A

  • Wells College:  540 570 24

  • Clarkson University:  614 572 N/A

  • University at Buffalo:  589 566 25

  • St. Lawrence University:  570 570 25

  • Ithaca College:  584 583 N/A

  • Syracuse University:  615 590 N/A

  • Fordham University:  574 596 25

  • Union College:  630 600 N/A

  • SUNY College at Geneseo:  610 602 26

  • Eugene Lang College:  570 610 27

  • SUNY Albany:  584 570 N/A

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:  671 611 27

  • Webb Institute:  700 650 N/A

  • Sarah Lawrence College:  620 670 27

  • Skidmore College:  610 610 28

  • U.S. Military Academy:  641 627 28

  • Barnard College:  660 670 28

  • Colgate University:  667 654 29

  • New York University:  670 671 29

  • Cornell University:  700 660 29

  • University of Rochester:  687 665 30

  • Cooper Union:  700 680 N/A

  • Vassar College:  662 685 N/A

  • Columbia University:  693 701 N/A


North Carolina

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Catawba College:  494 488 20

  • University of North Carolina - Greensboro:  514 519 N/A

  • Elon College:  564 561 N/A

  • North Carolina State University:  602 573 23

  • Warren Wilson College:  544 579 24

  •  Guilford College: 557 579 24

  • University of North Carolina - Asheville:  576 584 24

  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill:  633 623 26

  • Davidson College:  656 659 28

  • Duke University:  N/A  N/A  30

  • Wake Forest University:  690 690 30


North Dakota

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of North Dakota:  590 570 25


Ohio

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Ohio University - Athens:  550 540 24

  • Hiram College:  566 573 24

  • Wittenberg University:  560 552 25

  • Ohio Northern University:  590 560 25

  • University of Dayton:  589 573 25

  • Ohio State University - Columbus:  584 575 25

  • Denison University:  606 604 26

  • Ohio Wesleyan University:  608 602 27

  • Kenyon College:  631 653 29

  • Oberlin College:  652 684 29


Oklahoma

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Oklahoma:  576 572 25

  • University of Tulsa:  610 630 27


Oregon

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Oregon:  551 554 25

  • Willamette University:  620 620 27

  • Reed College:  653 694 29


Pennsylvania

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Temple University:  521 521 N/A

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania:  520 530 N/A

  • Duquesne University:  540 539 24

  • Westminster College (PA):  543 544 24

  • Drexel University:  590 560 N/A 

  • Moravian College:  560 562 N/A

  • The University of Scranton:  562 565 N/A

  • Junianta College:  583 577 N/A 

  • University of Pittsburgh:  587 582 25

  • Penn State - University Park:  617 593 N/A

  • Muhlenberg College:  602 594 N/A

  • Gettysburg College:  600 595 25

  • Allegheny College:  590 597 25

  • Ursinus College:  601 601 N/A

  • Lafayette College:  658 615 27

  • Dickinson College:  612 623 27

  • Franklin & Marshall College:  638 627 N/A 

  • Bucknell University:  654 628 N/A

  • Grove City College:  635 634 27 

  • Villanova University:  630 615 28

  • Lehigh University:  659 615 N/A

  • Bryn Mawr College:  626 657 28

  • Carnegie Mellon University:  718 647 29

  • University of Pennsylvania:  706 679 30

  • Swarthmore College:  711 722 N/A


Rhode Island

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Bryant College:  561 523 23

  • University of Rhode Island:  546 544 N/A

  • Providence College:  590 589 26

  • Brown University:  690 690 30


South Carolina

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of South Carolina:  558 547 23

  • College of Charleston:  579 584 24

  • Wofford College:  612 600 25

  • Clemson University:  607 584 26


South Dakota

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of South Dakota:  N/A  N/A  22


Tennessee

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Fisk University:  441 448 19

  • University of Tennessee:  549 551 24

  • Rhodes College:  641 650 28


Texas

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Texas Christian University:  580 570 25

  • Texas A&M University - College Station:  602 576 25

  • The University of Texas at Austin:  622 595 25

  • Austin College:  601 599 26

  • Southwestern University:  612 615 26

  • University of Dallas:  600 590 27

  • Trinity University:  645 633 29


Utah

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Utah:  N/A  N/A  24

  • Brigham Young University:  N/A  N/A  27


Vermont

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Vermont:  569 564 24

  • Marlboro College:  580 610 N/A

  • Bennington College:  571 620 N/A 

  • Middlebury College:  700 700 30


Virginia

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Hampton University:  500 520 20

  • George Mason University:  542 534 N/A

  •  Randolph - Macon College:  546 556 N/A

  • Hampden-Sydney College:  562 561 22

  • Sweet Briar College:  542 570 24

  • James Madison University:  585 578 N/A

  • Hollins University:  545 585 24

  • Randolph - Macon Woman's College:  577 608 26

  • Virginia Tech:  600 577 N/A

  • Mary Washington College:  604 616 27

  • University of Virginia:  665 648 28

  • College of William and Mary:  654 663 31


Washington

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Washington State University:  518 513 N/A

  • The Evergreen State College:  537 590 21

  • Gonzaga University:  588 580 26

  • University of Puget Sound:  618 630 27


Washington, D.C.

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Howard University:  517 533 N/A

  • Goddard College:  541 609 N/A

  • American University:  597 609 26

  • The George Washington University:  620 620 26

  • Whitman College:  649 659 28


West Virginia

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • West Virginia University:  521 512 22


Wisconsin

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • Ripon College:  549 541 24

  • Marquette University:  576 575 25

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison:  648 600 27

  • Beloit College:  600 640 27

  • Lawrence University:  637 631 28


Wyoming

School Name: SAT Math SAT Verbal ACT Composite

  • University of Wyoming:  N/A  N/A  23