Is 1800 a good SAT score?

If you got a 1800 SAT score, you're probably wondering how you compare to other students, and whether a 1800 is good enough to get into college.

The truth is, it depends on your personal college goals and where you want to apply. We have the complete guide for you here. On this page, you'll find statistics about your score and what colleges you're competitive for. You can also use our Chance Estimator tool to figure out your chances of getting into your target schools.

1800 SAT Score Standings

Here's how you compare to other students and how many colleges you are competitive for:

  • score-percent Percentile: 81st

    Out of the 1.67 million test-takers, 310638 scored the same or higher than you.

  • score-compete Competitive For: 1204 Schools

    You can apply to 1204 colleges and have a good shot at getting admitted.

  • score-missing Missing Out On: 164 Schools

    You have a very low chance of getting into 164 with this score.

Top Choice Colleges Chances

Can you get into your top choice colleges?

We've collected data from millions of students and thousands of colleges to figure out your chances at getting admitted with a 1800 SAT score. You'll also see how your chances improve with a higher SAT score.

To add a school to your list, type in part of the school name, choose from the dropdown, and click the button.


What if you improved your SAT score by 200 points? You would:
  • be competitive for 101 more schools in the country
  • raise your chances of getting into target schools from 63.67% to 69.01%
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Other Schools For You

What schools can you get into with an SAT score of 1800?

We've picked out a set of schools that are within range. Click on each school to learn more about it.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are hard for you to get into now, because they have average SAT scores that are higher than a 1800. But if you improve your SAT score, you'll have a much better shot.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Boston University Boston, MA 1370 1946 29
Binghamton University Vestal, NY 1360 1929 29
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1340 1898 28
American University Washington, DC 1320 1858 28
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 1310 1849 28
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 1310 1846 28
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 1300 1839 28

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

These schools have average SAT scores that are close to a 1800. If you apply to these schools, you'll have a decent chance of admission. If you improve your SAT score by 200 points, you'll significantly improve your chances and get almost guaranteed admission for most schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1290 1226 27
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1290 1815 29
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1270 1786 27
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 1270 1782 27
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1270 1775 27
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 1240 1178 27
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1230 1726 26

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

With a 1800 SAT score, you're already strongly competitive for these schools. You're very likely to get admitted if you apply. If you improve your SAT score, your Safety Schools will get better and better.

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1230 1719 26
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 1200 1677 24
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1200 1670 25
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1190 1652 27
Ohio University Athens, OH 1180 1632 24
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1170 1620 24
University of North Texas Denton, TX 1160 1610 23


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