Shaan Patel

Who is the Smartest Race? (Infographic)

Race and SAT Scores

Although SAT scores do not necessarily correlate with how smart a person is, the above infographic is still interesting. Based on data from the College Board, there is an almost 400-point difference between Asians and Blacks on the SAT. However, race may not be the whole story. Here is the average household income by race:

Asian – $68,088
White – $54,957
Hispanic – $41,534
Black – $35,341

Income seems to also directly correlate with average SAT scores. So what do you think is a bigger factor in determining your SAT score — race or income?


Shaan Patel

Shaan Patel is the founder of Prep Expert Test Preparation (formerly 2400 Expert), a #1 bestselling SAT prep author, an MD/MBA student at Yale and USC, and winner of an investment deal with billionaire Mark Cuban on ABC's Shark Tank. He raised his own SAT score from average to perfect and teaches students his methods in an online SAT prep class.