Colleges for a 1600 on the SAT

What colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 1600?

With a 1600 on the SAT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 126 schools where submitting a 1600 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 1600 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 1600 a good SAT score?

It can't be beat. You have a shot at getting in anywhere with a score of 1600. It places you in the top 99th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a truly exceptional job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test.

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1600 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 1600 on the SAT converts to a 36 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.

What colleges can I get into?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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126 results nationwide

List of 1600 SAT Colleges

Displaying 126 colleges where your 1600 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 228 target schools (good chance), 108 reach (harder) schools and 4,122 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1520 Average SAT

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $18,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.04Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance11%
Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

1510 Average SAT

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,381enrollment
  • $16,779net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance8%
University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1390 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $10,457net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance70%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance57%
University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1440 Average SAT

#20 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $17,357net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance43%
University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1420 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,537enrollment
  • $15,718net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 4.29Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance24%
University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1450 Average SAT

#5 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 47,310enrollment
  • $37,521net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance25%
University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $33,102net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance63%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,961net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance80%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
N
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1410 Average SAT

#12 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 30,011enrollment
  • $10,085net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.6Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance47%
New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1440 Average SAT

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $37,739net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance33%
Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

1530 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $24,386net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance17%
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

1510 Average SAT

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $25,855net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance20%
Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1520 Average SAT

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $18,712net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance13%
Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1510 Average SAT

#12 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,152enrollment
  • $28,999net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance24%
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

1430 Average SAT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 34,657enrollment
  • $29,479net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance41%
Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,706net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.76*Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance80%
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 1600 SAT
Admission Chance57%

FAQs

Is a 1600 a good SAT score?

It can't be beat. You have a shot at getting in anywhere with a score of 1600. The score puts you in the top 99th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1600 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 1600 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 1600 SAT score.

What percentile is 1600 on the SAT?

A 1600 ranks in the top 99th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1600 SAT?

A 1600 converts to a 36 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 36 ACT score.