The Best Colleges for a 1180 on the SAT

What colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 1180?

With a 1180 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 748 schools where a 1180 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 1180 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 1180 on the SAT a good score?

Yes, a score of 1180 is a good score. It places you in the top 73rd percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million students taking the SAT entrance exam this year. The score indicates you've done an above above average job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test.

For comparison purposes, a 1180 on the SAT converts to a 24 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 748 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 105 reach schools and 611 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1180/1440
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 2,467
    • Tuition:$50,960
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1180 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 16%
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    Rhode Island School of Design

    • SAT Range 1160/1400
    • ACT Range 24/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.99
    • Students: 38,167
    • Tuition:$14,402
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1180 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 31%
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    University of California Davis

    • SAT Range 1180/1410
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 442
    • Tuition:$33,146
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1180 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 27%
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    Soka University of America

    • SAT Range 1160/1350
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.29*
    • Students: 7,686
    • Tuition:$16,551
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1180 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
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    The College of New Jersey

    • SAT Range 1180/1410
    • ACT Range 25/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 4,365
    • Tuition:$41,509
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1180 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 29%
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    University of Tulsa

    • SAT Range 1180/1370
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 22,803
    • Tuition:$51,853
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1180 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 37%
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    Syracuse University

    • SAT Range 1150/1340
    • ACT Range 26/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.68*
    • Students: 10,918
    • Tuition:$46,950
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1180 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 33%
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    Texas Christian University

    • SAT Range 1170/1370
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.67
    • Students: 11,952
    • Tuition:$50,556
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1180 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 44%
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    University of Denver

    • SAT Range 1160/1360
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 46,810
    • Tuition:$18,454
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1180 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 45%
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    Penn State Main Campus

    • SAT Range 1120/1340
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.82
    • Students: 2,542
    • Tuition:$40,652
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1180 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 33%
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    University of Dallas

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, a score of 1180 is a good score. The score puts you in the top 73rd percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1180 SAT score.

Rhode Island School of Design, University of California Davis and Soka University of America are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1180 SAT score.

A 1180 ranks in the top 73rd percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

A 1180 converts to a 24 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 24 ACT score.