Out of these two Examinations ACT offeres some additional features as compared to SAT though both are University Level Examinations.
1. There is a specific science section in the ACT exam
2. Testing Opportunities are only 6 in SAT while that is 24 in ACT
3. Apart from writing scores, ACT scores are declared within 2 days whereas SAT takes 14 days.
Hope it helps you to choose between these two,
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The ACT is comprised of a 35-minute reading test, 45-minute English test, 60-minute math section and 35-minute science test. The SAT does not include an independent science section but incorporates science questions throughout the exam. SAT features 154 questions vs. 215 for the ACT. Broken down by test components, the SAT has a reading test that takes 65 minutes, a 35-minute writing and language test and an 80-minute math section. The costs of the exams also vary. The SAT costs $52. The ACT costs $55 for only the exam and $70 if the optional writing test is included.
Considering these factors, you can decide which exam to take. Hope this helps!