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1280 SAT Score

This SAT score averages 640 points per section.

If you take the test multiple times, your score will most likely fluctuate between the range 1190-1370.



Is 1280 a good SAT score?

This SAT score means that you scored better than 89.2% of test takers.

Total Percentile: 89.2%
Male Percentile: 88.0%
Female Percentile: 90.1%

In 2013, 7,821 students scored the equivalent of 1280 on the SAT. There were 1,660,047 test takers in 2013.


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



How does an 1280 SAT score translate to an ACT score or to the old SAT scoring?

The score converts to an ACT score of 28 out of 36. A 1280 translates into an old SAT score (2005-2015) of 1920 out of 2400.


What are some schools I should consider with a 1280 SAT score?
(Scores below are for the 25-75th percentile of admitted students)

Research Universities

College of William and Mary - SAT Scores (1260-1450)
Case Western Reserve University - SAT Scores (1280-1480)
New York University - SAT Scores (1260-1460)
University of California-Berkeley - SAT Scores (1230-1510)
University of Virginia-Main Campus - SAT Scores (1250-1460)
Boston College - SAT Scores (1280-1460)
Brandeis University - SAT Scores (1240-1480)
Emory University - SAT Scores (1280-1470)
University of Tulsa - SAT Scores (1130-1390)
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus - SAT Scores (1260-1460)
Tulane University of Louisiana - SAT Scores (1240-1410)
University of Miami - SAT Scores (1230-1420)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - SAT Scores (1190-1410)
University of Rochester - SAT Scores (1260-1450)
American University - SAT Scores (1150-1340)
George Washington University - SAT Scores (1200-1400)
Southern Methodist University - SAT Scores (1220-1380)
University of Maryland-College Park - SAT Scores (1210-1430)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - SAT Scores (1180-1420)
Brigham Young University - SAT Scores (1150-1360)
Liberal Arts Colleges

Macalester College - SAT Scores (1230-1440)
Middlebury College - SAT Scores (1280-1480)
Oberlin College - SAT Scores (1270-1455)
Barnard College - SAT Scores (1260-1450)
Davidson College - SAT Scores (1220-1430)
Grinnell College - SAT Scores (1250-1510)
Whitman College - SAT Scores (1220-1413)
Colgate University - SAT Scores (1280-1460)
Kenyon College - SAT Scores (1230-1410)
New College of Florida - SAT Scores (1170-1360)
Wheaton College - SAT Scores (1210-1420)
Beloit College - SAT Scores (1090-1360)
Bryn Mawr College - SAT Scores (1220-1480)
Colby College - SAT Scores (1260-1440)
Colorado College - SAT Scores (1230-1420)
St. Olaf College - SAT Scores (1170-1410)
Earlham College - SAT Scores (1120-1310)
Lewis & Clark College - SAT Scores (1170-1370)
Occidental College - SAT Scores (1210-1400)
Thomas Aquinas College - SAT Scores (1150-1340)


Recent History

SAT Score 1280, Top 1%
Extracurricular include writing, church activity, house leadership in school, secretary of NHS, banquet committee, former yearbook staff, softball, volunteer work with Meals on Wheels, Fort Worth Sister Cities, Fort Worth Youth International Board, Salvation Army, Christ Chapel Bible Church, events at Calvary Christian Academy,tutoring, working with Christmas Wish Project for foster care, Magic Schoolhouse Learning Center, Humane Society, Red Oak Foundation, and Fortress Youth Development Center, learning Japanese with Fort ...
3 Years Ago


SAT Score 1280, Top 20%
United States Senate Page Girls State Founder & President of the RHS Gender Equality Club Spanish Club Public Relations Night of Nations organizer Intern at PLAN Co-coordinator of Youth action for revised sex ed legislation Academic Olympics Algerian Youth Leadership Program Ski Team Tutor Frack Free Nevada Coalition Great Basin No KXL Coalition Environmental Club Foreign Affairs Club Canvassing for Obama United States Senate Page Secretary and Treasurer United States Senate Page Yearbook...
3 Years Ago


SAT Score 1280, Top 1%
International Student with a US citizenship Awarded academic excellence in 10 at the national level (CBSE National board) Captain of the school softball team Two internships Red cross blood donation drives and clothes donation to flood relief program Merit in Trinity College piano Grade 2 practical Distinction in Trinity College piano Grade 1 and 2 theoretical Awarded best sportsperson of the year Academic excellence in high school Proficiency in local language Currently doing A levels, my subjects are : Economi...
4 Years Ago


SAT Score 1280, Top 10%
1. Leader of History Club (Grade 9 and 10) 2. Grade 9 History Award and Grade 10 History Award 3. Awarded "Most reputed tutee" award in class. 4. Vice Chair of Bombay Leprosy Project (helps fundraise for lepers in Bombay) (Grade 10) 5. Recently became Chairman of Bombay Leprosy Project (in school) (Grade 11-12) 6. Short term member of SHILPA GC (group supporting a school for the mentally disabled in India) 7. Member of the School Ambassador Committee (helps look after new students, organize school events, student body ...
4 Years Ago


SAT Score 1280, Top 5%
male academics gpa unweighted 3.8 weighted 5.4 act-29 subject tests us history -780 math 2-710 ap classes all As ap biology(4) ap economics (5) ap calculus ab/bc(5s) ap us history(5) ap english language/literature(4s) ap world history(3) activites music 4 years percussion ensemble 1st chair(3years) John phillip souza & louis armstrong award winner all county jazz band 2 years all- state jazz band 1 year member of school jazz band 4 years 3 year member of klezmer band that plays for elderly spo...
4 Years Ago


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