MUSIC STUDENTS

Score Higher on SATs

Average 57 points
higher in verbal
Average 41 points
higher in math

The College Entrance Examination Board reports the following:

“Students of the arts continue to outperform their non-arts peers on the SAT. In 2000, SAT takers with coursework/experience in music performance scored 57 points higher on the verbal portion of the test and 41 points higher on the math portion than students with no coursework/experience in the arts.”

Source: "Profile of SAT and Achievement Test Takers." The College Board, compiled by Music Educators National Conference, 2001. 

With an average combined increase of almost 100 points, access to music study could make the difference in gaining admission to a student’s college of choice.