SAT vs ACT

ACT

  • Questions claimed to be easier
  • Included science section
  • Essay (optional)
  • Out of 36 points
  • 45 minutes per section
  • Most colleges accept it (more widely known in the east coast)

SAT

  • No science section
  • Out of 2400
  • 9 graded sections
  • Essay mandatory
  • Six 25 minute sections, two 20 minute section, one 10 minute section
  • All colleges accept it (more widely known in the west coast)