The Best Colleges for a 1090 on the SAT

What colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 1090?

With a 1090 on the SAT, these are the colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 844 schools where a 1090 SAT places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into and those which have historically accepted a 1090 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 1090 on the SAT a good score?

A score of 1090 is a little better than average. It places you in the top 57th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million students taking the SAT entrance exam this year. 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.

For comparison purposes, a 1090 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.

Important: If you took the SAT prior to March 2016, your test was scored on the old 2400 point scale. All SAT scores on this site have been updated to reflect the SAT 1600 point scale per the College Board's concordance tables.

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Displaying 844 target schools where your SAT score is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 183 reach schools and 120 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1090/1270
    • ACT Range 24/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.57*
    • Students: 7,608
    • Tuition:$8,254
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1090 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 29%
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    State University of New York at New Paltz

    • SAT Range 1080/1320
    • ACT Range 23/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 1,028
    • Tuition:$42,299
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1090 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 61%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 49%
    • SAT Range 1050/1310
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.63
    • Students: 5,015
    • Tuition:$51,870
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1090 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
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    Pratt Institute Main

    • SAT Range 1060/1280
    • ACT Range 23/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 38,390
    • Tuition:$10,780
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1090 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 49%
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    The University of Alabama

    • SAT Range 1030/1270
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.68
    • Students: 808
    • Tuition:$34,400
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1090 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
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    William Jewell College

    • SAT Range 1080/1360
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 5,853
    • Tuition:$7,749
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1090 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
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    Truman State University

    • SAT Range 1080/1220
    • ACT Range 22/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.55
    • Students: 2,171
    • Tuition:$29,064
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1090 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 29%
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    Spelman College

    • SAT Range 1050/1310
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 2,005
    • Tuition:$42,290
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1090 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 54%
    • SAT Range 1050/1300
    • ACT Range 19/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.39
    • Students: 537
    • Tuition:$24,834
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1090 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 22%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 16%
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    New York School of Interior Design

    • SAT Range 1030/1290
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.45
    • Students: 2,178
    • Tuition:$48,630
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1090 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%

Frequently Asked Questions

A score of 1090 is a little better than average. The score puts you in the top 57th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1090 SAT score.

State University of New York at New Paltz, Cornell College and Pratt Institute Main are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1090 SAT score.

A 1090 ranks in the top 57th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

A 1090 converts to a 21 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 21 ACT score.