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980 SAT Score

This SAT score averages 490 points per section.

If you take the test multiple times, your score will most likely fluctuate between the range 890-1070.



Is 980 a good SAT score?

This SAT score means that you scored better than 44.5% of test takers.

Total Percentile: 44.5%
Male Percentile: 42.4%
Female Percentile: 46.2%

In 2013, 17,478 students scored the equivalent of 980 on the SAT. There were 1,660,047 test takers in 2013.


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



How does an 980 SAT score translate to an ACT score or to the old SAT scoring?

The score converts to an ACT score of 20 out of 36. A 980 translates into an old SAT score (2005-2015) of 1470 out of 2400.


What are some schools I should consider with a 980 SAT score?
(Scores below are for the 25-75th percentile of admitted students)

Research Universities

Regent University - SAT Scores (950-1190)
Andrews University - SAT Scores (910-1200)
Mississippi State University - SAT Scores (970-1250)
The University of Montana - SAT Scores (960-1190)
University of California-Santa Cruz - SAT Scores (960-1230)
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - SAT Scores (940-1210)
Utah State University - SAT Scores (970-1250)
George Fox University - SAT Scores (930-1200)
Ohio University-Main Campus - SAT Scores (970-1190)
Oregon State University - SAT Scores (970-1240)
Trinity International University - SAT Scores (930-1150)
University of Colorado Denver - SAT Scores (970-1205)
University of Memphis - SAT Scores (910-1190)
Howard University - SAT Scores (960-1170)
Louisiana Tech University - SAT Scores (950-1190)
Nova Southeastern University - SAT Scores (950-1190)
Portland State University - SAT Scores (920-1170)
South Dakota State University - SAT Scores (900-1190)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - SAT Scores (930-1220)
St. John's University-New York - SAT Scores (970-1220)
Liberal Arts Colleges

Hollins University - SAT Scores (960-1200)
Stephens College - SAT Scores (850-1190)
The Evergreen State College - SAT Scores (930-1190)
Principia College - SAT Scores (908-1210)
Goshen College - SAT Scores (950-1250)
Sweet Briar College - SAT Scores (928-1200)
Georgetown College - SAT Scores (880-1160)
Guilford College - SAT Scores (940-1180)
Luther College - SAT Scores (950-1238)
Randolph College - SAT Scores (960-1190)
Saint Johns University - SAT Scores (950-1215)
University of Puerto Rico-Cayey University College - SAT Scores (944-1240)
Hiram College - SAT Scores (880-1160)
Wells College - SAT Scores (940-1170)
Marymount Manhattan College - SAT Scores (930-1150)
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - SAT Scores (920-1120)
Westminster College - SAT Scores (910-1140)
Virginia Wesleyan College - SAT Scores (910-1140)
College of Saint Benedict - SAT Scores (940-1188)
Fort Lewis College - SAT Scores (945-1150)


Recent History

SAT Score 980, Top 3%
Program: Arts & Science, Business, Engineering.. SAT: 1470 AP: Chem 5, Calculus A/B 4, Calculus B/C 5, European History 4, Computer Science 4, Physics 4, Micro Economics 5, Macro Economics 4, US History 5, World History 4, US Government 5, Biology 5, English Lit 4, Physics C Mechanics 5, AP Spanish 4, GPA: 3.97 Gender: Male Profile of Activities: - Varsity Basketball - Varsity Soccer - National Economics Challenge - Eagle Scout - Maintained part time job for for all of Junior and Senior year - National Honors So...
11 Months Ago


SAT Score 980, Top 5%
State or Country: California Program: Arts & Science AP: AP Lang 5, APUSH 4, AP Psych 4, AP euro 3 SAT II: Italian 800, Spanish 800, chemistry tbd GPA: 3.8 unweighted, 4.46 weighted ACT: 32 9 honors classes; 5 AP classes; plan to take 6 APs and one honors senior year Gender: Female Profile of Activities: - Varsity tennis (3 years) - Cancer Awareness Club (4 years) - tutor a freshman bi-weekly (paid) - over 100 hours of volunteer work (4 years) - school poetry test winner - founder of health club...
13 Months Ago


SAT Score 980, Top 10%
State or Country: Texas Program: Computer Science Enrolled in full dual credit academy program High school GPA: 97.98 College GPA: 3.813 Projected SAT: 1470 Gender: Male Profile of Activities: - Choir (Member, 1 yr) - Guitarist and singer for monthly mass - National Honor Society (Member, 2 yrs) - Glee Club (Member, 2 yrs) - Performed live on campus - Volunteered for Relay for Life - House of Collective Performers (Member, 1.5 yrs) - Performed live on campus - Independent Singer/songwriter ...
2 Years Ago


SAT Score 980, Top 10%
760 SAT Reading, 710 SAT Math Online Editor of School Newspaper (made huge impact) Hispanic Male (top 0.5% of hispanics nationwide) Parents are Immigrants 4.05 GPA 33 ACT (34/31/34/31) Summer Camp Job 3 years Won journalism awards Worked on political campaigns for 2 people, few months each National Honors Society Spanish Honors Society Came out in High School (affected grades a little bit but still did well) LGBT Club Protested during High School, participated in protest that caused resignation of superintendant ...
2 Years Ago


SAT Score 980, Top 20%
State or Country: Houston,Texas AP: Psychology GPA: 3.9 Gender: Female Profile of Activities: - Varsity Football (Captain, 4 yrs) - Yearbook (Editor, 2 yrs) - Math League (3 yrs) - Model United Nations (2 yrs) - Won Best Delagate Award - Best Presentation Drawing/Illustration, Painting Performing Arts Leadership: -Student Council Young Women's Leadership -Volunteer Activities: -Volunteered at Chelsea Gardens Rehabilitation Center -Volunteered at Fort Bend -Community Church to pack backpacks for stu...
4 Years Ago


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