Mid Atlantic Colleges for a 1020 on the SAT

What Mid Atlantic colleges accept a 1020 SAT score?

1020 SAT Score, 43% Percentile

These Mid Atlantic colleges are a good match for you

If you've achieved a score of 1020 on your SATs, this places you squarely within the average range for accepted students at 68 Mid Atlantic colleges. This list features popular colleges where your application will likely be competitive, given their historical acceptance of students with a 1020 SAT score. However, it's crucial to remember that a good SAT score is not the sole criterion for admission. In fact, may colleges are now test optional. It's equally significant to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) that aligns with the college's expectations for incoming students. The creation of this list is rooted in a comprehensive analysis of SAT scores from students admitted to all Mid Atlantic colleges

Is a 1020 SAT bad?

A score of 1020 is a little worse than average. It situates you in the bottom 43rd percentile on the national scale, underperforming the majority of the 1.7 million SAT test takers. This score signifies your slightly below average performance in answering questions in the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the exam. The SAT is scored out of a maximum of 1600 and a minimum of 400, meaning your 1020 score represents 64% of the total possible points. If a 1020 does not meet the requirements of your preferred college, you might want to consider enrolling in a test prep course to potentially enhance your score.

Demographic comparisons for a 1020

Let's examine how a 1020 SAT score stacks up to the national averages across various demographic groups

Gender

  • Male: A 1020 is 47 points (4%) lower than the average male SAT score of 1067
  • Female: A 1020 is 34 points (3%) lower than the average female SAT score of 1054

Race/ethnicity

  • White: A 1020 is 92 points (8%) lower than the average white SAT score of 1112
  • Black: A 1020 is 86 points (9%) higher than the average black SAT score of 934
  • Hispanic: A 1020 is 53 points (5%) higher than the average Hispanic SAT score of 967
  • Asian: A 1020 is 219 points (18%) lower than the average Asian SAT score of 1239
  • Pacific Islander: A 1020 is 70 points (7%) higher than the average Pacific Islander SAT score of 950
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: A 1020 is 93 points (10%) higher than the average American Indian/Alaska Native SAT score of 927
  • Two or more races: A 1020 is 96 points (9%) lower than the average two or more races SAT score of 1116

All groups

  • All Students: A 1020 is 40 points lower than the average SAT score for all students of 1060

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1020 SAT score?

A 1020 on the SAT translates to a 19 on the ACT according to the concordance provided by the College Board and ACT. It's important to note that not all colleges disclose admission data for both the SAT and ACT. As such, we recommend checking our listings for each test to identify schools with similar academic profiles.

What percentile is a 1020 SAT score?

Scoring a 1020 on the SAT places you in the 43rd percentile nationwide. This implies that your performance surpassed 43% of all test takers. To put this in perspective, about 1.7 million students sit for the SAT each year. Thus, with your score, you've outperformed about 731,000 students with only 969,000 test takers achieving a higher score.


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List of 1020 SAT Colleges

Displaying 68 colleges where your 1020 SAT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 198 target schools (good chance), 219 reach (harder) schools and 183 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Kean University
K
Union, NJ

Kean University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1020 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#10 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 12,759enrollment
  • $17,401net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Aug 15

Montclair State University
M
Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1110 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 20,744enrollment
  • $15,061net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance85%

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
J
New York, NY

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1090 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#24 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 15,210enrollment
  • $4,221net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1160SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance30%

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
K
Kutztown, PA

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1100 Average SAT Composite

 

#12 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 7,673enrollment
  • $21,673net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance95%

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
S
Shippensburg, PA

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1080 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#9 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 5,667enrollment
  • $21,631net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance90%

SUNY College at Buffalo
B
Buffalo, NY

SUNY College at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#26 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 7,173enrollment
  • $13,400net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 930-1160SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.84Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance83%

Bloomfield College
B
Bloomfield, NJ

Bloomfield College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

940 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#11 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,300enrollment
  • $19,101net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 817-1064SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.69Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance89%

Applications Due Aug 1

California University of Pennsylvania
C
California, PA

California University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#16 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 6,509enrollment
  • $19,116net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance97%

Applications Due Aug 22

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
L
HBCU
Lincoln University, PA

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

980 Average SAT Composite

 

#17 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,916enrollment
  • $17,405net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 890-1073SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due May 1

CUNY Brooklyn College
B
Brooklyn, NY

CUNY Brooklyn College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1100 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#15 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 15,938enrollment
  • $4,736net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1180SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance35%

Applications Due Feb 1

Farmingdale State College
F
Farmingdale, NY

Farmingdale State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1100 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#21 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 9,348enrollment
  • $7,948net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance60%

Applications Due May 1

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
S
Slippery Rock, PA

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1070 Average SAT Composite

 

#10 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 8,405enrollment
  • $18,117net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance73%

SUNY College at Oneonta
O
Oneonta, NY

SUNY College at Oneonta

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1020 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#22 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 5,918enrollment
  • $16,635net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 910-1121SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance71%

Lock Haven University
L
Lock Haven, PA

Lock Haven University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

1090 Average SAT Composite

 

#13 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 2,920enrollment
  • $19,521net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance93%

Millersville University of Pennsylvania
M
Millersville, PA

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1110 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#6 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 7,191enrollment
  • $21,599net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.21Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance93%

Morrisville State College
M
Morrisville, NY
 

Morrisville State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

960 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#28 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 1,957enrollment
  • $18,198net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 860-1060SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 2.7Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance86%

Applications Due Aug 15

CUNY Lehman College
L
Bronx, NY

CUNY Lehman College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1020 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#25 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 14,392enrollment
  • $3,913net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 960-1080SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance58%

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
E
East Stroudsburg, PA

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1060 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#8 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 5,129enrollment
  • $18,500net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Your 1020 SAT
Admission Chance91%

Applications Due Apr 1