Colleges for a 1080 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 1080 SAT score?

These colleges are a good match for you

If you've achieved a score of 1080 on your SATs, this places you squarely within the average range for accepted students at 749 U.S. colleges. This list features popular colleges where your application will likely be competitive, given their historical acceptance of students with a 1080 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 U.S. colleges

Is a 1080 SAT good?

A score of 1080 is a little better than average. It situates you in the top 55th percentile on the national scale, outperforming the majority of the 1.7 million SAT test takers. This score signifies your slightly above 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 1080 score represents 68% of the total possible points. If a 1080 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 1080

Let's examine how a 1080 SAT score stacks up to the national averages across various demographic groups

Gender

  • Male: A 1080 is 13 points (1%) higher than the average male SAT score of 1067
  • Female: A 1080 is 26 points (2%) higher than the average female SAT score of 1054

Race/ethnicity

  • White: A 1080 is 32 points (3%) lower than the average white SAT score of 1112
  • Black: A 1080 is 146 points (16%) higher than the average black SAT score of 934
  • Hispanic: A 1080 is 113 points (12%) higher than the average Hispanic SAT score of 967
  • Asian: A 1080 is 159 points (13%) lower than the average Asian SAT score of 1239
  • Pacific Islander: A 1080 is 130 points (14%) higher than the average Pacific Islander SAT score of 950
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: A 1080 is 153 points (17%) higher than the average American Indian/Alaska Native SAT score of 927
  • Two or more races: A 1080 is 36 points (3%) lower than the average two or more races SAT score of 1116

All groups

  • All Students: A 1080 is 20 points higher than the average SAT score for all students of 1060

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1080 SAT score?

A 1080 on the SAT translates to a 21 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 1080 SAT score?

Scoring a 1080 on the SAT places you in the 55th percentile nationwide. This implies that your performance surpassed 55% 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 935,000 students placing you ahead of the majority with only 765,000 test takers achieving a higher score.

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List of 1080 SAT Colleges

Displaying 749 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 2,241 target schools (good chance), 840 reach (harder) schools and 1,506 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Utah State University
U
Logan, UT

Utah State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1180 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#3 Best Value Colleges in Utah

  • 27,943enrollment
  • $14,577net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1300SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance91%

Portland State University
P
Portland, OR

Portland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1130 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 21,609enrollment
  • $16,273net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1250SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance91%

Hampton University
H
HBCU
Hampton, VA

Hampton University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

1030 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#6 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 3,286enrollment
  • $32,421net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 840-1220SAT range
  • 17-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance77%

Applications Due Mar 1

California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA

California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1000 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#23 Best Public Universities in California

  • 23,999enrollment
  • $7,507net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 890-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.12Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance97%

Applications Due Dec 15

Azusa Pacific University
A
Azusa, CA
 

Azusa Pacific University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1110 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#18 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 7,169enrollment
  • $26,666net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 980-1240SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance85%

Applications Due Jun 1

University of Northern Colorado
N
Greeley, CO

University of Northern Colorado

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1100 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#6 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 9,380enrollment
  • $18,310net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance77%

Applications Due Aug 1

University of Michigan Dearborn
M
Dearborn, MI

University of Michigan Dearborn

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1150 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 8,223enrollment
  • $12,444net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1290SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance46%

Applications Due Apr 1

The University of West Florida
W
Pensacola, FL

The University of West Florida

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1140 Average SAT Score

 

#7 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 13,521enrollment
  • $8,609net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance38%

Applications Due Jun 1

Montclair State University
M
Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1080 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#10 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 21,784enrollment
  • $13,742net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 950-1200SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance91%

Radford University
R
Radford, VA

Radford University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1060 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#10 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 7,718enrollment
  • $17,105net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance94%

Wingate University
W
Wingate, NC

Wingate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1080 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#13 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,396enrollment
  • $18,823net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance86%

Sonoma State University
S
Rohnert Park, CA

Sonoma State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#16 Best Public Universities in California

  • 6,637enrollment
  • $15,507net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance95%

Culinary Institute of America
C
Hyde Park, NY

Culinary Institute of America

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1110 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

 

  • 3,124enrollment
  • $33,499net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 980-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance94%

University of Arkansas
A
Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1130 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Arkansas

  • 30,936enrollment
  • $16,208net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance74%

Applications Due Aug 1

Oakland University
O
Rochester Hills, MI

Oakland University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1130 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#11 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 16,108enrollment
  • $15,161net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1015-1245SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance87%

Western Michigan University
W
Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1110 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#7 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 17,000enrollment
  • $20,030net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 990-1220SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance83%

Stephen F Austin State University
S
Nacogdoches, TX

Stephen F Austin State University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

1070 Average SAT Score

 

#19 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 11,327enrollment
  • $13,858net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance91%

Northern Illinois University
N
Dekalb, IL

Northern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1060 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 15,649enrollment
  • $13,884net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 1080 SAT
Admission Chance74%

Applications Due Aug 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?

University of Kentucky, East Carolina University and University of Hawaii at Manoa 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.