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1020 SAT Score

This SAT score averages 510 points per section.

If you take the test multiple times, your score will most likely fluctuate between the range 930-1110.



Is 1020 a good SAT score?

This SAT score means that you scored better than 52.0% of test takers.

Total Percentile: 52.0%
Male Percentile: 49.9%
Female Percentile: 53.8%

In 2013, 17,084 students scored the equivalent of 1020 on the SAT. There were 1,660,047 test takers in 2013.


(Data for 2013: Percentiles change depending on the year)



How does an 1020 SAT score translate to an ACT score or to the old SAT scoring?

The score converts to an ACT score of 21 out of 36. A 1020 translates into an old SAT score (2005-2015) of 1530 out of 2400.


What are some schools I should consider with a 1020 SAT score?
(Scores below are for the 25-75th percentile of admitted students)

Research Universities

University of Nebraska-Lincoln - SAT Scores (1020-1330)
The New School - SAT Scores (1020-1235)
Montana State University - SAT Scores (1010-1250)
Regent University - SAT Scores (950-1190)
Samford University - SAT Scores (1010-1230)
North Dakota State University-Main Campus - SAT Scores (960-1250)
Andrews University - SAT Scores (910-1200)
Biola University - SAT Scores (1003-1240)
Iowa State University - SAT Scores (1010-1320)
Mississippi State University - SAT Scores (970-1250)
The University of Alabama - SAT Scores (980-1250)
The University of Montana - SAT Scores (960-1190)
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus - SAT Scores (1000-1250)
University of Utah - SAT Scores (980-1268)
Catholic University of America - SAT Scores (1010-1220)
Temple University - SAT Scores (1010-1230)
University of California-Santa Cruz - SAT Scores (960-1230)
University of Kentucky - SAT Scores (990-1250)
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - SAT Scores (940-1210)
University of Wyoming - SAT Scores (980-1250)
Liberal Arts Colleges

Coe College - SAT Scores (975-1350)
William Jewell College - SAT Scores (1010-1305)
Gordon College - SAT Scores (1009-1289)
Concordia College at Moorhead - SAT Scores (980-1270)
Hollins University - SAT Scores (960-1200)
Houghton College - SAT Scores (970-1225)
Millsaps College - SAT Scores (1020-1250)
Ripon College - SAT Scores (1010-1320)
Stephens College - SAT Scores (850-1190)
The Evergreen State College - SAT Scores (930-1190)
Principia College - SAT Scores (908-1210)
Eckerd College - SAT Scores (1010-1230)
Goshen College - SAT Scores (950-1250)
Hartwick College - SAT Scores (1000-1220)
Ohio Wesleyan University - SAT Scores (990-1250)
Salem College - SAT Scores (990-1190)
Sweet Briar College - SAT Scores (928-1200)
Drew University - SAT Scores (1000-1220)
Georgetown College - SAT Scores (880-1160)
Guilford College - SAT Scores (940-1180)


Recent History

SAT Score 1020, Top 5%
State or Country: California Program: Engineering SAT II: Math 760,BIO 760,US HIST 730 AP: Euro 4, Calc AB 5, APUSH 4, BIO 4 Dual Enrollment at community college: four courses all A GPA unweighted 3.93 weighted 4.39 Gender: F Senior courses: AP Physics C, AP Statistics and AP studio art Profile of Activities: - internship at local science museum - competitive robotics team (3 yrs) - robotics club leadership (2yrs) - CSF - honor society (3 yrs) - piano teacher and tutor:paid ...
5 Months Ago


SAT Score 1020, Top 10%
State or Country: CA Program: Applied Math, Political Science SAT II: Chemistry 790, Biology 780, Math II 780 AP: Chem 4, Bio 4, Macro 5, Stats 5, Calc AB 5, Micro 5 GPA: 3.9 W, 3.7 UW Gender: Female Profile of Activities: - Ethics Club (2 yrs) - Secretary (1 yr) - Vice President (1 yr) - Piano (10 yrs) - 4th Place Bach Advanced (2015) - 1st Place Chopin Advanced (2016) - 2nd Place Chopin Advanced (2017) - Math Team (2 yrs) - President (1 yr) - Mu Alpha Theta (2 yrs) - Mock Trial (4 yrs) -...
8 Months Ago


SAT Score 1020, Top 3%
State: Michigan Gender: Female Academics: - GPA: 3.97 - AP: US History 4, BC Calculus 4, Spanish, English, Chemistry 5, Biology - Health Magnet Program - 1st place Southeast Michigan Health and Science Fair - 4th place Michigan State Science Fair Activities: - Flute (Michigan All State) - President, National Honors Society - President, Student Council - Member of American Red Cross - Tennis (2 yrs) - Internship at Henry Ford Hospitals, University of Michigan Hospitals - Volunteering at Alpha House (5 yrs) ...
18 Months Ago


SAT Score 1020, Top 10%
Publicity Officer (runs pep rallies, etc.) Student Director of 2 plays. Yearbook Editor, started first Writing Club, won silver keys (Scholastic) last year, 3rd place overall science fair 2x, did lots of advertising jobs for clubs, Pre-colllege program for journalism at American University, started charity for putting flowers in rooms to brighten people's day (field of flowers is the working name), Official Thespian, did Track and Field, Cross Country, NHS secretary last year. High School Senior. Legacy includes Northwes...
4 Years Ago


SAT Score 1020, Top 5%
EXPERIENCE Prof. S Sampath. Chartered Accountant, New Delhi , India May,2011 Accounting and Business Intern  Learnt about preparation of feasibility studies and capital structuring.  Advising in direct and indirect taxes.  Obtaining regulatory approvals. Samskar Nature Cure Ashram Nizamabad, India May, 2010 Volunteer  Narrated the Benefits of yoga postures while people practiced.  Organized game sessions and eve...
4 Years Ago


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