Colleges for a 1090 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 1090 SAT score?

These colleges are a good match for you

If you've achieved a score of 1090 on your SATs, this places you squarely within the average range for accepted students at 767 U.S. colleges. This list features popular colleges where your application will likely be competitive, given their historical acceptance of students with a 1090 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 1090 SAT good?

A score of 1090 is a little better than average. It situates you in the top 57th 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 1090 score represents 68% of the total possible points. If a 1090 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 1090

Let's examine how a 1090 SAT score stacks up to the national averages across various demographic groups

Gender

  • Male: A 1090 is 23 points (2%) higher than the average male SAT score of 1067
  • Female: A 1090 is 36 points (3%) higher than the average female SAT score of 1054

Race/ethnicity

  • White: A 1090 is 22 points (2%) lower than the average white SAT score of 1112
  • Black: A 1090 is 156 points (17%) higher than the average black SAT score of 934
  • Hispanic: A 1090 is 123 points (13%) higher than the average Hispanic SAT score of 967
  • Asian: A 1090 is 149 points (12%) lower than the average Asian SAT score of 1239
  • Pacific Islander: A 1090 is 140 points (15%) higher than the average Pacific Islander SAT score of 950
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: A 1090 is 163 points (18%) higher than the average American Indian/Alaska Native SAT score of 927
  • Two or more races: A 1090 is 26 points (2%) lower than the average two or more races SAT score of 1116

All groups

  • All Students: A 1090 is 30 points higher than the average SAT score for all students of 1060

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1090 SAT score?

A 1090 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 1090 SAT score?

Scoring a 1090 on the SAT places you in the 57th percentile nationwide. This implies that your performance surpassed 57% 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 969,000 students placing you ahead of the majority with only 731,000 test takers achieving a higher score.

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List of 1090 SAT Colleges

Displaying 767 colleges where your 1090 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 2,304 target schools (good chance), 756 reach (harder) schools and 1,545 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA

San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1200 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 37,402enrollment
  • $13,017net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance25%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1180 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 31,547enrollment
  • $18,693net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance92%

Applications Due Feb 15

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC

East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1100 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#9 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 27,151enrollment
  • $14,410net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance92%

University of Hawaii at Manoa
H
Honolulu, HI

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1180 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Value in Hawaii

  • 19,074enrollment
  • $13,639net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance62%

Kennesaw State University
K
Kennesaw, Georgia

Kennesaw State University

Public 4 Year

20 reviews

1160 Average SAT Score

 

 

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,451net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • 3.33Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance50%

Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

1080 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,171enrollment
  • $14,120net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance89%

Applications Due Jun 1

Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

1190 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 40,378enrollment
  • $17,896net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance52%

Georgia State University
G
Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1140 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 36,516enrollment
  • $17,589net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1250SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance61%

Applications Due Apr 1

San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA

San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1130 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#13 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,751enrollment
  • $14,219net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.35Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance73%

Applications Due Dec 15

California State University Long Beach
C
Long Beach, CA

California State University Long Beach

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1130 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#11 Best Public Universities in California

  • 38,973enrollment
  • $9,346net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance35%

Applications Due Nov 30

The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL

The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

1160 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#12 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 10,566enrollment
  • $34,653net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance18%

Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1190 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#3 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 33,403enrollment
  • $16,926net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance85%

Applications Due Jul 1

Howard University
H
HBCU
Washington, DC

Howard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1170 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Private Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 12,886enrollment
  • $28,279net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1290SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance42%

Applications Due Feb 15

Florida Atlantic University
F
Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1110 Average SAT Score

 

#8 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 29,592enrollment
  • $9,711net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due May 1

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1030 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,282enrollment
  • $13,267net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance96%

Applications Due Nov 30

Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA

Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1120 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#3 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 27,539enrollment
  • $17,911net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due Jan 31

Savannah College of Art and Design
S
Savannah, GA

Savannah College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1170 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#11 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 16,414enrollment
  • $45,976net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance74%

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA

Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1220 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 29,969enrollment
  • $15,310net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1350SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 1090 SAT
Admission Chance83%

FAQs

Is a 1090 a good SAT score?

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.

What colleges can I get into with a 1090 SAT score?

San Diego State University, University of Kentucky and East Carolina University 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.

What percentile is 1090 on the SAT?

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

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1090 SAT?

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