The Princeton Review Hosted Comedian Hasan Minhaj at Its NYC Headquarters for a Practice SAT

- Video on Minhaj's Practice SAT Experience Is On Social Media Channels of His Netflix Show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

NEW YORK, Februrary 8, 2019 / — The Princeton Review®, which over its 38-year history has helped tens of millions of high school students score their best on the SAT®, recently helped a 33-year-old college grad — comedian Hasan Minhaj — learn whether he could improve his performance on the test 16 years after taking it. 

Minhaj, host of the popular Netflix series Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, took a full-length practice SAT in January at The Princeton Review’s midtown Manhattan headquarters.

Scenes from his three-plus hours of actual (and clearly anxious!) test-taking were captured and condensed into a five-minute video that posted February 7th on his Netflix show’s social media channels. The hilarious video — which reveals whether Minhaj improved on his initial SAT score of 1310 — is viewable on YouTubeTwitter, and Facebook and also on The Princeton Review’s website and social media channels.

Minhaj was challenged by fans of his show to retake the SAT after the first episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj aired in October. Titled “Affirmative Action,” it features his perspective on a lawsuit alleging that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants in its undergrad admission decisions.

The video of Minhaj’s visit to The Princeton Review includes scenes with his father, who accompanied him to the practice test, and with The Princeton Review’s Editor-in-Chief Robert Franek, who proctored the exam and later revealed Minhaj’s score to him and his father. Franek is The Princeton Review’s chief college expert, a former SAT instructor/tutor, and author of six books including College Admission 101 (Penguin Random House, May 2018).

Said Franek, “Many of us at The Princeton Review are big fans of Hasan Minhaj, so of course we were delighted that he wanted to come to our offices to take a practice SAT— a free service we provide to students nationwide. Hasan was great fun to work with, and as the video shows, a good sport to test his SAT-taking skills and to publicly share his score in the video. We know what a daunting experience the SAT can be — especially for anyone taking it ‘cold.’ We hope Hasan taking a practice SAT will encourage students to take a practice SAT as well.”

Information on The Princeton Review’s resources for the SAT and locations and dates to register to take a practice SAT or ACT® at one of its company locations can be found at

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj begins its second season on Netflix Sunday February 10.

About Hasan Minhaj and Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj is the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that premiered on Netflix in October 2018.  It returns for all new episodes this Sunday, February 10th. The series explores the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his unique comedic voice. In 2017 Minhaj earned rave reviews for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King that earned him a 2018 Peabody Award, and for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner. A first-generation American, Minhaj joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he was Jon’s last hire, in November 2014 as a correspondent and continued on in that role after Trevor Noah took over as host the following year.  He remained on the show through August 2018.

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school–bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit Follow the company on Twitter @ThePrincetonRev.

Contacts: Jeanne Krier, Publicist, The Princeton Review, 212-539-1350, and Suzanne Podhurst, Director of Communications & Social Media, The Princeton Review, 888-347-7737 ext. 1404,

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