Getting into a top US university requires good test scores. Let’s review the two major tests options available: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing (ACT).
Scoring well on one of these tests means you don’t need to sit the other, a top ACT score is equivalent to a top SAT score, so which test should you choose?
One important difference is duration, SAT (3 hours) vs ACT (2 hours 55 minutes).
The ACT allows the use of a calculator for the math questions, SAT does not!
If you don’t like science then consider the SAT it doesn’t have a science section, ACT does!
Both tests have optional essays (with additional time)
Here’s the SAT and ACT test scores for Yale :
Test score ranges (25th to 75th percentiles) for enrolled freshmen :
ACT: 31-35 (source: YALE)
Before making your decision on which test to use for your college application, consider using an online testing service that offers practice tests, Magoosh offers a range of tests at affordable prices. Goodluck!
Getting a silicon valley job is a dream job for many college grads who want to work at Apple, Google or Facebook. But a public university education is just as good (or better) than a private university, based on research in a recent report by (HiringSolved). Here are the 10 top universities for Silicon Valley Jobs. The results will surprise you.
There are so many stock choices available to investors, sometimes it can seem impossible to know where to put your money so that it will grow faster than treasuries. Here are 2 hot stock plays that are just to good to ignore. They are in fast growing sectors of the economy and seem likely to do well.
Payment technology is hot right now ! Square has a market cap of ($8.05 billion), and since January the stock is up 45%.
Nvidia makes personal computer (PC) graphics, graphics processing units (GPU). This technology is hot right now with the rise of self-driving car technology and gaming. The stock has a market cap of ($61.51 billion), and the stock is up 192% in the last year.
The Unicorn Frappuccino by Starbucks has sent the internet ablaze with it’s colorful mix of sugar and syrup; made with a dusting of pink powder blended into mango creme Frappucinno and mixed with a sour powder. The Unicorn even changes color while you drink it!
Happy Hour: Time to Try?
Until 14th May Starbucks is having a half- priced, Frappuccino happy hour between 3-6pm. I don’t know about you but I want to try their latest wild concotion, the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino, a layered drink made with extra-dark cocoa, mint sugar crystals, and whipped cream. Here’s a pic !
Warning:this article contains stereotypes of university students which may be offensive to people who can’t make fun of their own educational privilege.
Getting accepted into a ivy league college is quite the achievement. Ivy league schools have a admittance rate between 5-10%, so they are exclusive! To get accepted you need to fit one of the following three types of ivy league students:
Family name and wealth beyond the reach of most people. Trust fund millionaires.
The Geek is usually a high achiever that has grown up being the smartest kid in the room. The Harvard average HS GPA is 4.17.
The athlete excels at one particular sport, which makes them the envy of everybody on the track and field.
Tesla is an innovative car and solar energy company, and is founded by Elon Musk. The stock has been the source of a lot of controversy due to a sky high valuation (Tesla market cap $53.9 Billion), despite Tesla not expecting to be able to turn a profit until 2020 (source: seekingalpha).
The company is betting on it’s latest Model 3 electric car ( currently in production) to deliver financial results, any delays or mistakes to the production of the Model 3 could cause the stock to crash, & investors will be left with a sore head!
The high stock price of Tesla ($323.95) is boosted up by investors faith in the company to become a leader in autonomous driving and electric vehicles, there is no guarantee to investors Tesla will win. It is likely that larger car manufacturing companies with stronger balance sheets will win in this market in the long run, unless Tesla can pull a rabbit out of a hat!