Colleges for a 1590 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 1590 SAT score?

These colleges are a good match for you

If you've achieved a score of 1590 on your SATs, this places you squarely within the average range for accepted students at 168 U.S. colleges. This list features popular colleges where your application will likely be competitive, given their historical acceptance of students with a 1590 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 1590 SAT good?

It can't be beat. You have a shot at getting in anywhere with a score of 1590. It situates you in the top 99th percentile on the national scale, outperforming the majority of the 1.7 million SAT test takers. This score signifies your truly exceptional 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 1590 score represents 99% of the total possible points. If a 1590 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 1590

Let's examine how a 1590 SAT score stacks up to the national averages across various demographic groups

Gender

  • Male: A 1590 is 523 points (49%) higher than the average male SAT score of 1067
  • Female: A 1590 is 536 points (51%) higher than the average female SAT score of 1054

Race/ethnicity

  • White: A 1590 is 478 points (43%) higher than the average white SAT score of 1112
  • Black: A 1590 is 656 points (70%) higher than the average black SAT score of 934
  • Hispanic: A 1590 is 623 points (64%) higher than the average Hispanic SAT score of 967
  • Asian: A 1590 is 351 points (28%) higher than the average Asian SAT score of 1239
  • Pacific Islander: A 1590 is 640 points (67%) higher than the average Pacific Islander SAT score of 950
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: A 1590 is 663 points (72%) higher than the average American Indian/Alaska Native SAT score of 927
  • Two or more races: A 1590 is 474 points (42%) higher than the average two or more races SAT score of 1116

All groups

  • All Students: A 1590 is 530 points higher than the average SAT score for all students of 1060

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1590 SAT score?

A 1590 on the SAT translates to a 36 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 1590 SAT score?

Scoring a 1590 on the SAT places you in the 99th percentile nationwide. This implies that your performance surpassed 99% 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 1,683,000 students placing you ahead of the majority with only 17,000 test takers achieving a higher score.

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List of 1590 SAT Colleges

Displaying 168 colleges where your 1590 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 201 target schools (good chance), 147 reach (harder) schools and 4,671 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Notre Dame
N
Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

1500 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Value in Indiana

  • 13,105enrollment
  • $28,474net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance32%

Applications Due Jan 1

Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA

Emory University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1490 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#24 Best Colleges in America

  • 14,841enrollment
  • $26,680net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance26%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA

University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1380 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 42,006enrollment
  • $16,111net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.82Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance54%

Applications Due Nov 30

Carnegie Mellon University
C
Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1530 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 16,002enrollment
  • $33,499net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance24%

Applications Due Jan 1

Syracuse University
S
Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

1350 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#19 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 22,698enrollment
  • $43,651net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Jan 1

Rice University
R
Houston, TX

Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

1530 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#9 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,672enrollment
  • $19,902net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Jan 1

Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1490 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#7 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 15,287enrollment
  • $30,559net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1435-1540SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance42%

Applications Due Jan 1

Brown University
B
Providence, RI

Brown University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

1540 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#11 Best Colleges in America

  • 11,189enrollment
  • $26,723net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance10%

Applications Due Jan 5

Stony Brook University
S
Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1410 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#25 Best Public Universities in America

  • 25,710enrollment
  • $17,213net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1500SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance78%

Applications Due Jan 15

SUNY at Binghamton
B
Vestal, NY

SUNY at Binghamton

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1430 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#23 Best Public Universities in America

  • 18,312enrollment
  • $19,535net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance72%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Massachusetts Amherst
M
Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1370 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 32,229enrollment
  • $22,291net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Jan 15

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

1560 Average SAT Score

 

#8 Best Colleges in America

  • 11,858enrollment
  • $20,232net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1530-1580SAT range
  • 35-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance9%

Applications Due Jan 1

Northeastern University
N
Boston, MA

Northeastern University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

1500 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#16 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 30,013enrollment
  • $35,827net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance19%

Applications Due Jan 1

Columbia University in the City of New York
C
New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1540 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#22 Best Colleges in America

  • 34,782enrollment
  • $22,058net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1580SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance8%

Applications Due Jan 1

United States Air Force Academy
A
USAFA, Colorado

United States Air Force Academy

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1400 Average SAT Score

 

 

  • 4,085enrollment
  • -net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1480SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance45%

Applications Due Dec 31

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
I
Champaign, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1420 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 56,916enrollment
  • $14,544net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance73%

Applications Due Jan 5

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1380 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 33,767enrollment
  • $24,286net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1470SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance80%

College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1450 Average SAT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 9,654enrollment
  • $25,688net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1375-1520SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1590 SAT
Admission Chance64%

Applications Due Jan 2

FAQs

Is a 1590 a good SAT score?

It can't be beat. You have a shot at getting in anywhere with a score of 1590. The score puts you in the top 99th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1590 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 1590 SAT score?

Harvard University, Stanford University and University of Florida are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1590 SAT score.

What percentile is 1590 on the SAT?

A 1590 ranks in the top 99th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1590 SAT?

A 1590 converts to a 36 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 36 ACT score.