California Colleges for a 1180 on the SAT

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

With a 1180 on the SAT, these California colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all California colleges, we've found 31 schools where submitting a 1180 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students' average SAT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 1180 SAT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. 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 a good SAT 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 test takers of the SAT entrance exam. 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. If a 1180 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 1180 SAT score?

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.


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31 results

List of 1180 SAT Colleges

Displaying 31 colleges where your 1180 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 129 target schools (good chance), 39 reach (harder) schools and 96 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1220 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $14,499net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance30%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1300 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $15,268net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 24-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance19%
University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1290 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 38,167enrollment
  • $15,886net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1410SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance28%
San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1140 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,400enrollment
  • $14,471net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1260SAT range
  • 18-27ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance68%
California State University Long Beach
C
Long Beach, CA
California State University Long Beach

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1150 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in California

  • 37,466enrollment
  • $9,903net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance43%
University of San Francisco
S
San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1230 Average SAT

#14 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,713enrollment
  • $38,422net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance58%
California State University Fullerton
C
Fullerton, CA
California State University Fullerton

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1120 Average SAT

#16 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,280enrollment
  • $8,294net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1200SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance63%
University of California Riverside
C
Riverside, CA
University of California Riverside

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1230 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in California

  • 23,922enrollment
  • $13,045net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance50%
California State University Chico
C
Chico, CA
California State University Chico

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1090 Average SAT

#15 Best Public Universities in California

  • 17,578enrollment
  • $14,843net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance81%
Azusa Pacific University
A
Azusa, CA
 
Azusa Pacific University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1150 Average SAT

#16 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,095enrollment
  • $27,707net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance70%
University of California Merced
C
Merced, CA
University of California Merced

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1090 Average SAT

#14 Best Public Universities in California

  • 8,544enrollment
  • $14,013net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance81%
University of the Pacific
t
Stockton, CA
University of the Pacific

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

1240 Average SAT

#12 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 6,493enrollment
  • $33,178net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1360SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance60%
Humboldt State University
H
Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1090 Average SAT

#26 Best Public Universities in California

  • 7,972enrollment
  • $14,766net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 970-1200SAT range
  • 17-25ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance95%
California Baptist University
C
Riverside, CA
California Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1100 Average SAT

#33 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,486enrollment
  • $23,055net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 990-1210SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance84%
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
C
Pomona, CA
California State Polytechnic University Pomona

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1140 Average SAT

#13 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,598enrollment
  • $12,843net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1270SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance59%
Point Loma Nazarene University
P
San Diego, CA
Point Loma Nazarene University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1230 Average SAT

#21 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 4,592enrollment
  • $33,183net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance68%
University of Redlands
R
Redlands, CA
University of Redlands

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1170 Average SAT

#19 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 4,598enrollment
  • $31,180net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1270SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance77%
University of La Verne
L
La Verne, CA
University of La Verne

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1120 Average SAT

#28 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 8,064enrollment
  • $27,933net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1190SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Your 1180 SAT
Admission Chance66%