Although an increasing number of US schools prefer to place more value on a student’s High school records, SAT scores still play a role in the admission process. This is because SAT scores generally puts your application into perceptive for the admission officers. They serve as a way to compare you with other students in the discipline you are applying for. Why else do you think some parents pay thousands of dollars for SAT-prep tutorials for their children? The answer is simple: They want their children to be admitted into good schools and probably with full or some financial aid.
The college Board, an organization which administers the SAT has released a tabled report of the average SAT Score for every prospective major.
Here is the report:
As you can see from the table, Mathematics and Statistics, Social Sciences, English languages, Literature/letter, Foreign Languages, Literature, and Linguistics, came out ahead of majors like Engineering.