Is 2230 a good SAT score?

If you got a 2230 SAT score, you're probably wondering how you compare to other students, and whether a 2230 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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2230 SAT Score Standings

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

  • score-percent Percentile: 99th

    Out of the 1.67 million test-takers, 21404 scored the same or higher than you.

  • score-compete Competitive For: 1361 Schools

    You can apply to 1361 colleges and have a good shot at getting admitted.

  • score-missing Missing Out On: 7 Schools

    You have a very low chance of getting into 7 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 2230 SAT score. You'll also see how your chances improve with a higher SAT score.

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What if you improved your SAT score by 170 points? You would:
  • be competitive for 7 more schools in the country
  • raise your chances of getting into target schools from 71.97% to 72.34%
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Other Schools For You

What schools can you get into with an SAT score of 2230?

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 2230. 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
California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA 1560 2310 35
Yale University New Haven, CT 1540 2265 33
University of Chicago Chicago, IL 1540 2260 34
Harvard College Cambridge, MA 1540 2250 34
Duke University Durham, NC 1540 2250 34
Columbia University New York, NY 1530 2240 34
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 1520 2221 34

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

These schools have average SAT scores that are close to a 2230. If you apply to these schools, you'll have a decent chance of admission. If you improve your SAT score by 170 points, you'll significantly improve your chances .

School Name Location SAT Avg (1600) SAT Avg (2400) ACT Avg
Princeton University Princeton, NJ 1520 2220 33
Stanford University Stanford, CA 1520 2220 33
Rice University Houston, TX 1510 2200 33
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 1510 2181 32
Brown University Providence, RI 1500 2178 32
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH 1500 2160 32
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 1490 2150 32

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

With a 2230 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
Tufts University Medford, MA 1490 2149 32
Cornell University Ithaca, NY 1480 1430 32
Northeastern University Boston, MA 1470 2110 33
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1450 2080 31
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 1420 1376 30
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA 1440 2050 32
Emory University Atlanta, GA 1430 2046 31


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