lakers3peat wrote:Obama and Bush probably scored +/- 3 points of each other, not that it matters at all.
I highly doubt Obama scored in the High 160s.
I'm sure him and Bush both scored in the Mid-Upper 150s, just like almost all test takers do.
Obama has a pretty good advantage being an URM, and by pretty good I mean ridiculously good.
I scored 450 points higher(2040) and got waitlisted at my undergrad when a fellow african-american classmate scored 1600 and got accepted. When I asked him what schools he got into and he told me UCLA I was awe stricken. I was genuinely happy for the kid till he made it seem like UCLA was some piece of shit school that he wasn't even considering and it was my dream to go there and I had higher GPA, higher SAT score, tons of extra curricular etc. etc.
Point is: Check the African-American box on applications.
That blog is full of fail, and this post is full of fail.
If Obama went to some school ranked in the 30s, you could maybe argue his score couldn't have been that high - because with AA, he would've gotten into a better school if it had been. As it is, he went to the one of THE best law schools in the nation, so even if he had scored a 180 he would've likely attended HLS anyways. Could he have been AA boosted in? Certainly. Does that mean he was? No. Maybe this is a novel concept to you, but there is such a thing as an intelligent, educated black man.
Also, I completely don't understand the logic behind Vox Populi's reasoning here:
Obama graduated from my mother's alma mater, where everyone takes the various college prep tests. He was not a National Merit Scholar, a National Merit Semifinalist or an Outstanding Participant. This indicates a ceiling on his SAT percentile at 96.9, which indicates a maximum possible SAT score of 1230 and maximum IQ of 129.