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1490 SAT Score

This SAT score averages 745 points per section.

If you take the test multiple times, your score will most likely fluctuate between the range 1400-1580.



Is 1490 a good SAT score?

This SAT score means that you scored better than 99.1% of test takers.

Total Percentile: 99.1%
Male Percentile: 99.0%
Female Percentile: 99.3%

In 2013, 1,428 students scored the equivalent of 1490 on the SAT. There were 1,660,047 test takers in 2013.


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



How does an 1490 SAT score translate to an ACT score or to the old SAT scoring?

The score converts to an ACT score of 33 out of 36. A 1490 translates into an old SAT score (2005-2015) of 2240 out of 2400.


What are some schools I should consider with a 1490 SAT score?
(Scores below are for the 25-75th percentile of admitted students)

Research Universities

California Institute of Technology - SAT Scores (1490-1600)
Harvard University - SAT Scores (1410-1600)
Princeton University - SAT Scores (1410-1600)
University of Chicago - SAT Scores (1430-1580)
Yale University - SAT Scores (1410-1590)
Columbia University - SAT Scores (1390-1570)
Dartmouth College - SAT Scores (1360-1560)
Stanford University - SAT Scores (1380-1570)
Vanderbilt University - SAT Scores (1400-1570)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - SAT Scores (1430-1580)
Brown University - SAT Scores (1330-1540)
Duke University - SAT Scores (1370-1560)
Northwestern University - SAT Scores (1390-1550)
Rice University - SAT Scores (1370-1550)
University of Pennsylvania - SAT Scores (1370-1550)
Washington University in St Louis - SAT Scores (1420-1550)
Georgetown University - SAT Scores (1310-1500)
Tufts University - SAT Scores (1370-1530)
University of Notre Dame - SAT Scores (1340-1530)
Carnegie Mellon University - SAT Scores (1340-1530)
Liberal Arts Colleges

Williams College - SAT Scores (1340-1560)
Amherst College - SAT Scores (1350-1530)
Bowdoin College - SAT Scores (1360-1510)
Harvey Mudd College - SAT Scores (1400-1560)
Pomona College - SAT Scores (1380-1550)
Swarthmore College - SAT Scores (1350-1530)
Wellesley College - SAT Scores (1310-1510)
Carleton College - SAT Scores (1340-1520)
Haverford College - SAT Scores (1310-1490)
Reed College - SAT Scores (1270-1460)
Claremont McKenna College - SAT Scores (1330-1500)
Macalester College - SAT Scores (1230-1440)
Middlebury College - SAT Scores (1280-1480)
Oberlin College - SAT Scores (1270-1455)
Vassar College - SAT Scores (1310-1470)
Washington and Lee University - SAT Scores (1310-1460)
Wesleyan University - SAT Scores (1300-1480)
Scripps College - SAT Scores (1290-1460)
Barnard College - SAT Scores (1260-1450)
Davidson College - SAT Scores (1220-1430)


Recent History

SAT Score 1490, Top 1%
Country: India SAT 2 : Maths Level 2 - 750, Physics -770 TOEFL : 110 -Intern with Member of Parliament & ex-Minister- Selected on own initiative via a 3-step interview; Research: rural survey on welfare schemes and voter dynamics; recognized in Govt. annual report - President Debating Society Best Speaker (Class11&12) in 8 national debates; Core Member, Best Team Class 9- 12; Debate Distinction at Global Round, Singapore, World Scholar's Cup - Founder, www.voiceofteenindia.com Maintain website, feature in...
5 Years Ago


SAT Score 1490, Top 5%
state: indiana program: pre-med -cross country 2 years -debate team 2 years -model un 2 years -key club 1 year -student government 4 years -national honors society member 1 year -national merit semifinalist -independent research 1 summer -choir 1 year -founded club 2 years -med club 2 years -book club 3 years -newspaper staff with editor position 3 years -3.8 unweighted gpa -4.5 weighted gpa -ap classes (world, macro, micro, bio, chem but didnt take the exam, euro, psych, gov, stats, french, physics) score...
5 Years Ago


SAT Score 1490, Top 1%
State or Country: India Program: Economics SAT II: Math 2 800, Physics 800, IB: Math HL 7, Economics HL 7, History HL 7, English SL 7, French ab initio 6, Physics SL 7 GPA: not provided in school Gender: Male Profile of Activities: - Varsity cricket ( 2 yrs) - Launched school economics journal - Model United Nations (4 yrs) - Won 2nd best delegate an special mentions -Internship at Center for Civil Society think tank - Published research paper on Delhi parking policy - Interned at GNH comm...
6 Years Ago


SAT Score 1490, Top 1%
GPA 4.57 1 year National Honor Society 1 year English National Honor Society 1 year Science National Honor Society 4 years Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society) 4 years Member of Interact Club and Junior Representative for 11th grade year and Senior Representative for 12th grade year 4 years Member of Habitat For Humanity 1 st place and 2 nd place JETS TEAMS Competition 4 years Youth Legislature 2 years Model United N...
6 Years Ago


SAT Score 1490, Top 5%
State or Country: New York Program: engineering and nursing SAT II: Chemistry 710, Physics 750, US History 760 AP: Chem 5, Physics 4, Bio 4 GPA: 3.9 Gender: Male Profile of Activities: - Weightlifting (3 years) - National Honors Society (4 yrs) - varsity football (3 yrs) - interned for hospital for special heart surgery (2 yrs) - Arthur Ashes Health Science Academy (4 yrs) - 150+ hours of community service Helping the disabled Delivering food to the elderly cooking for the homeless - newspaper clu...
7 Years Ago


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