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 114 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.

114 results found

List of 1600 SAT Colleges

Displaying 114 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 160 target schools (good chance), 62 reach (harder) schools and 2,800 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

1520 Average SAT

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $17,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.04Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance10%
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Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

1500 Average SAT

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,381enrollment
  • $16,562net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1570SAT 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

1360 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $15,283net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance76%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance64%
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University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1420 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $16,408net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance46%
University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1410 Average SAT

#5 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,537enrollment
  • $14,760net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.29Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance29%
University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1440 Average SAT

#5 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 47,310enrollment
  • $32,892net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance28%
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University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

1340 Average SAT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $42,204net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance69%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
N
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1380 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in America

  • 30,011enrollment
  • $11,100net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.6Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance48%
New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1410 Average SAT

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $36,256net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance41%
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Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1510 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $22,011net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance18%
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1510 Average SAT

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $23,295net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance22%
Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1510 Average SAT

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $16,302net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance10%
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Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1510 Average SAT

#12 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,152enrollment
  • $29,066net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance24%
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

1420 Average SAT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 34,657enrollment
  • $33,728net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance47%
Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1350 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,042net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.76*Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance80%
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University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

1490 Average SAT

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,539net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance18%
Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1520 Average SAT

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,433enrollment
  • $18,053net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95*Avg GPA
Your 1600 SAT
Admission Chance13%

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.