National SAT score comparison: Fine Arts members vs. non-Fine Arts students

Students of the arts continue to outperform their non-arts peers on the SAT, according to reports by the College Entrance Examination Board. Data from the College Board "Profile of CollegeBound Seniors National Reports" from 2011–2015 show that students who studied music/arts for four years score 10–12% higher than students who studied one-half year or less.

School YearSAT score with Fine Arts studySAT score without Fine Arts study
201115881419
201215821422
201315801428
201415931440
201516031455

Source: The College Board College-Bound Seniors Total Group Profile Reports, 2011–2015.