Is an IQ of 129 Good?

An intelligence quotient, or IQ, score of 129 is rated superior. The average IQ score is 100. About 7 percent of the population scores between 120 and 129.

Approximately 50 percent of the population scores between 90 and 110, while 25 percent scores above 110 and 25 percent below 90.

An IQ score is a measure of academic intelligence on a standardized test. IQ scores are sometimes used as indicators of success for certain occupations and college applications. The average IQ of professional and technical workers is 112, whereas the average IQ of an unskilled worker is 87. It is believed quality education, especially at a young age, can improve a person's IQ score.