Emily Xie
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AP Test Ranking by Difficulty

This is for all of you who have been searching for an AP test ranking by difficulty. I've taken a few of these as classes so, just know that my ranking is based on my own personal experience taking each of these tests and how difficult or not so difficult I thought they were. Just as a general rule, the ones that I self studied are in bold - otherwise, the others are all classes that I took through my high school.

  1. Psychology
  2. Environmental Science
  3. Human Geography
  4. United States Government
  5. Statistics
  6. Language and Composition
  7. Macroeconomics
  8. World History
  9. Comparative Politics
  10. Microeconomics
  11. Literature and Composition
  12. Physics B
  13. Biology
  14. Physics C Mechanics
  15. Calculus BC
  16. Chemistry
  17. US History
  18. European History
  19. Computer Science
  20. Art History
  21. Physics C Electricity and Magnetism

Finally, if you would like more information on a certain test, feel free to just click the link that will take you to the blog post (excluding Psychology, US History, and Statistics). Otherwise, feel free to just contact me! I'd love to answer any questions you may have.

Please note: this AP test ranking is only based upon the tests I have taken, and how hard I think they would be/were to self-study or take the class.