Is 2000 a good SAT score?

If you got a 2000 SAT score, you're probably wondering how you compare to other students, and whether a 2000 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.

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2000 SAT Score Standings

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

  • score-percent Percentile: 93rd

    Out of the 1.67 million test-takers, 120039 scored the same or higher than you.

  • score-compete Competitive For: 1305 Schools

    You can apply to 1305 colleges and have a good shot at getting admitted.

  • score-missing Missing Out On: 63 Schools

    You have a very low chance of getting into 63 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 2000 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 51 more schools in the country
  • raise your chances of getting into target schools from 69.01% to 71.71%
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Other Schools For You

What schools can you get into with an SAT score of 2000?

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 2000. 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
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 1490 2150 32
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1450 2080 31
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 1420 1376 30
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 1440 2060 32
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 1440 2050 32
Emory University Atlanta, GA 1430 2046 31
New York University New York, NY 1410 2016 30

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

These schools have average SAT scores that are close to a 2000. 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 .

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA 1370 1315 30
Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX 1370 1948 29
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 1370 1947 29
Boston University Boston, MA 1370 1946 29
Villanova University Villanova, PA 1370 1940 31
Binghamton University Vestal, NY 1360 1929 29
University of Miami Coral Gables, FL 1360 1925 30

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

With a 2000 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
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1340 1898 28
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 1330 1874 27
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
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1290 1815 29


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