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: 1150 Schools

    You can apply to 1150 colleges and have a good shot at getting admitted.

  • score-missing Missing Out On: 156 Schools

    You have a very low chance of getting into 156 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 97 more schools in the country
  • raise your chances of getting into target schools from 60.81% to 65.94%
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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 1930 29
Binghamton University Vestal, NY 1350 1910 29
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1340 1894 29
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 1320 1853 28
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 1310 1840 27
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 1300 1837 28
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1270 1208 27

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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 California, Davis Davis, CA 1290 1805 27
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1280 1790 28
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 1270 1788 26
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1260 1762 27
Auburn University Auburn University, AL 1240 1736 27
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1240 1730 26
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 1220 1150 25

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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 1210 1682 24
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1210 1682 25
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1200 1679 26
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1200 1670 25
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 1180 1640 24
Pace University New York, NY 1160 1090 24
Ohio University Athens, OH 1160 1618 24


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