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1290 SAT Score

This SAT score averages 645 points per section.

If you take the test multiple times, your score will most likely fluctuate between the range 1200-1380.



Is 1290 a good SAT score?

This SAT score means that you scored better than 90.3% of test takers.

Total Percentile: 90.3%
Male Percentile: 89.3%
Female Percentile: 91.2%

In 2013, 7,364 students scored the equivalent of 1290 on the SAT. There were 1,660,047 test takers in 2013.


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



How does an 1290 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 1290 translates into an old SAT score (2005-2015) of 1940 out of 2400.


What are some schools I should consider with a 1290 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)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - SAT Scores (1300-1498)
University of California-Berkeley - SAT Scores (1230-1510)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - SAT Scores (1280-1480)
University of Southern California - SAT Scores (1290-1500)
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)
Liberal Arts Colleges

Reed College - SAT Scores (1270-1460)
Macalester College - SAT Scores (1230-1440)
Middlebury College - SAT Scores (1280-1480)
Oberlin College - SAT Scores (1270-1455)
Scripps College - SAT Scores (1290-1460)
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)


Recent History

SAT Score 1290, Top 20%
Pre-9th grade Top scorer in the AMC 8 High school classes taken as an 8th grader (math and science) Club soccer One of the first to take the Suken Exam, a standardized mathematics test in Japan Top 1% student in Polish school John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Placed 3rd in New Jersey on Math Kangaroo for 8th and 9th graders altar boy Knowledge Masters placing on State Level BCA Math Team Boy scouts 9th grade top decile in school Starter on JV soccer team Top assister and goal scorer in my JV soccer tea...
2 Years Ago


SAT Score 1290, Top 1%
Pennsylvania Female 4.0 unweighted GPA; 4.7 weighted GPA AP classes: US history, English, chemistry II, calculus, psychology Intended major: biochemistry Activities: Varsity lacrosse (captain) (3 years) Tennis (1 year) National honors society (3 years) Ambassador of the national society of high school scholars (2 years) Stand tall club (drug/alcohol abuse prevention) (4 years) Zero conflict club (bullying prevention) (4 years) Pep squad Volunteered in blood drives, DVD drive for a hospital, Salvation Army ...
3 Years Ago


SAT Score 1290, Top 10%
Hawai GPA 4.86 International Baccalaureate HS-all IB Curriculum ACT 30/SAT 1940/SAT II Math 640 HS President/Executive Student Council DIV I Varsity Water Polo-4 yrs-Senior Captain DIV I Golf-4 yrs-Captain Varsity Outrigger Paddling -2 yrs Varsity Swim Team-2 yrs Ice Hockey-Club Jazz Band/Concert Band-Tenor and Alto Sax-4 yrs H.A.S.M.B-Marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade-Jan 1, 2014 MUN Delegate National Honor Society Japanese National Honor Society Established Athletic Club School Ambassador Yearbook...
3 Years Ago


SAT Score 1290, Top 10%
GPA 3.9/4.0 APs: World 4, Environmental 4, Lang 5, US History 5, Calc ABC 3, Physics 2 (not reporting), Currently in Gov/Politics, Calc BC, Euro, Lit, and AP Spanish National Honor Society Committee Chair Model UN Officer and Delegate Horseback Riding Working Student Congressional Internship Summer 2014 Run Business in my neighborood Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Award Piano lessons for 2 years Teaching myself Farsi and French Nearing fluency in Spanish Top 6% of class (32 out of 552) ...
3 Years Ago


SAT Score 1290, Top 30%
Weighted GPA: 4.01 National Honor Society Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica Honor Society Mentor for freshman students AP Scholar Award Played for High School Basketball team for three years 3 time scholar athlete award Academic Letter received with pins Varsity Letterman Youth Inspire Board Member AP Course completed Sophomore Year: World History - 4 AP Courses Completed Junior Year: Calculus AB - 4 Statistics - 4 Senior Year schedule: AP Physics B AP Computer Science A AP ...
3 Years Ago


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