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1540 SAT Score

This SAT score averages 770 points per section.

If you take the test multiple times, your score will most likely fluctuate between the range 1450-1600.



Is 1540 a good SAT score?

This SAT score means that you scored better than 99.71% of test takers.

Total Percentile: 99.71%
Male Percentile: 99.66%
Female Percentile: 99.75%

In 2013, 758 students scored the equivalent of 1540 on the SAT. There were 1,660,047 test takers in 2013.


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



How does an 1540 SAT score translate to an ACT score or to the old SAT scoring?

The score converts to an ACT score of 34 out of 36. A 1540 translates into an old SAT score (2005-2015) of 2310 out of 2400.


What are some schools I should consider with a 1540 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)
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)
Grinnell College - SAT Scores (1250-1510)
Hamilton College - SAT Scores (1300-1470)
Colgate University - SAT Scores (1280-1460)


Recent History

SAT Score 1540, Top 1%
State: Virginia Program: Arts and Science SAT II: World History-750, Biology-720, Math II-? APs: Euro-5, Co' Gov't-5, BC Calculus-?, Physics-? IBs: Math SL-6-7?, others... GPA: 3.95 UW Gender: Male Full IB Diploma Candidate Profile of Activities: -NHS Historian (3 years) -Youth Group Officer (3 years) -French Club President (4 years) -JV Track (3 years) -Academic Team Captain (3 years) ---Conference Champions -Hospital Volunteer (1 year) -SPCA Volunteer (2 years) -Robotics (2 years) -Literary Mag. Art E...
2 Years Ago


SAT Score 1540, Top 5%
State or Country: Texas Program: Engineering, Pre-Med SAT II: Chemistry 800, Physics 800, Math IIC: 800, US History 720 AP: Chem 5, Physics 5, AP Human Geography: 5; Calculaus BC: 5; US History: 5; AP English III:5; Spansih: 3 GPA: 4.0 Gender: Male Profile of Activities: - Orchestra (Violin made Regions since 6 th grade) Student Council - Chair, Energy and Environment Committee Habitat for Humanity Volunteer (85 hours) Vice President, Interfaith Society President , Gay and Straight Alliance Welch Summer Reser...
5 Years Ago


SAT Score 1540, Top 1%
State or Country: International (US citizen) Program: Computer Science, Computer Engineering AP: Chemistry 5, Statistics 5, Macroeconomics 5, Microeconomics 5, Computer Science A 5 GPA: 4.15 (weighted 4.0 scale) Gender: Male Profile of Activities: - Student Council President (1 yr) - Varsity Volleyball (2 yrs) - Varsity Basketball (2 yrs) - National English Honor Society (2 yrs, treasurer) - National Honor Society (2 yrs) - HS Drama (2 yrs) - HS Jazz Band (1 yr) - Christian Fellowship Set-up/Tear-down and So...
5 Years Ago


SAT Score 1540, Top 1%
State or Country: Virginia Program: Engineering SAT II: Math II 780, Physics 730 AP: AP US Govt - 4, but N/A (IB Diploma Candidate) GPA: 3.9 unweighted, 4.43 weighted Gender: Male Profile of Activities: - 320 hour paid military lab internship, LC research (1 year) - 120 hour unpaid military lab internship, laser research (1 year) - Class Treasurer (1 year) - Science Olympiad (3 years) - Mu Alpha Theta (4 years) - Science NHS (1 year) - FBLA (2 years) - Spanish Honor Society (1 year)...
5 Years Ago


SAT Score 1540, Top 20%
State or Country: New York Program: Science, Math, English, and History SAT II: Chemistry 730, Physics 770, US History 800, Math Level II: 800 AP: World 5, English Lit 4, US History 3. GPA: 3.9 Gender: Male Profile of Activities: - US First Robotics Team 2 years; electrical and design systems - Science Olympiad Team 2 years; 4th Place in Chemistry Lab Regional. 4th Place Magnetic Levitation Regional, 9th place in Robotics Arm States, 17th in Astronomy States - NYCSEF Finalist; award from NSPE for Technical Comp...
5 Years Ago


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