Colleges for a 1080 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 1080 SAT score?

With a 1080 on the SAT, these colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, here are 676 schools where submitting a 1080 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students. This list represents the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 1080 SAT score. Keep in mind, a SAT score alone won't get you admitted. It's equally important to have the GPA that the college is expecting for incoming students.

Is a 1080 a good SAT score?

A score of 1080 is a little better than average. It places you in the top 55th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a slightly above average job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test. If a 1080 isn't strong enough to get into your dream school, consider taking a test prep course to see if you can raise your score.

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1080 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 1080 on the SAT converts to a 21 on the ACT based on the College Board / ACT concordance. Not all colleges report both SAT and ACT score admission data so you should check our comparable listings for both standardized tests to find academically similar schools.

What are the best colleges can I get into with a 1080?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 1080 SAT Colleges

Displaying 676 colleges where your 1080 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 2,094 target schools (good chance), 552 reach (harder) schools and 1,287 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1190 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,548net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance66%

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#1 Best Value in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1180 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 29,986enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance93%

Applications Due Feb 15

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1100 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 28,798enrollment
  • $15,403net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Apr 15

University of Hawaii at Manoa
H
Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1180 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Hawaii

  • 18,025enrollment
  • $15,193net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due Feb 1

Kennesaw State University
K
Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw State University

Public 4 Year

18 reviews

1160 Average SAT

 

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,451net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • 3.33Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance48%

Applications Due Mar 1

Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1100 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 37,812enrollment
  • $13,750net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due May 1

Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1160 Average SAT

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 40,322enrollment
  • $15,452net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due Jan 1

Georgia State University
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1150 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 36,360enrollment
  • $17,750net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due Mar 1

San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1130 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,208enrollment
  • $15,995net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance61%

Applications Due Feb 10

California State University Long Beach
C
Long Beach, CA
California State University Long Beach

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1130 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,069enrollment
  • $10,568net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.68Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance35%

Applications Due Nov 30

Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1160 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 20,023enrollment
  • $10,687net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.98Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due Mar 31

Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1180 Average SAT

#3 Best Value Colleges in Colorado

  • 32,428enrollment
  • $17,609net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due May 11

Florida Atlantic University
F
Boca Raton, FL
Florida Atlantic University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1140 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 30,805enrollment
  • $11,451net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1220SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.66Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance65%

Applications Due Apr 1

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 27,349enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due May 1

Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1120 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 31,159enrollment
  • $17,931net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due Jan 31

Oregon State University
O
Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 32,312enrollment
  • $21,444net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1310SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance71%

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1160 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 31,822enrollment
  • $16,105net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1310SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due Jul 1

FAQs

Is a 1080 a good SAT score?

A score of 1080 is a little better than average. The score puts you in the top 55th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1080 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 1080 SAT score?

Penn State Main Campus, The University of Alabama and University of Kentucky are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1080 SAT score.

What percentile is 1080 on the SAT?

A 1080 ranks in the top 55th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1080 SAT?

A 1080 converts to a 21 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 21 ACT score.