Colleges for a 980 on the SAT

What colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 980?

With a 980 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 483 schools where submitting a 980 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 980 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 980 a good SAT score?

You can probably do better than a score of 980. It places you in the bottom 36th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a below average job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test. Since your score is on the lower end of the range, consider taking a test prep course and re-taking the SAT to see if you can do better.

What is the ACT equivalent to a 980 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 980 on the SAT converts to a 18 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.

483 results found

List of 980 SAT Colleges

Displaying 483 colleges where your 980 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 962 target schools (good chance), 974 reach (harder) schools and 668 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1060 Average SAT

#19 Best Public Universities in California

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $13,551net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance64%
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California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

990 Average SAT

#25 Best Public Universities in California

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,907net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance41%
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1040 Average SAT

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $9,841net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance57%
Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#16 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $26,809net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance44%
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Morgan State University
M
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,508net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.65Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance63%
University of Memphis
M
Memphis, TN
University of Memphis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1090 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 21,458enrollment
  • $13,663net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 970-1210SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance76%
Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

950 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $12,327net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 860-1030SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance98%
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North Carolina A & T State University
N
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#15 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $11,049net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance53%
Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

910 Average SAT

#26 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $13,205net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 830-990SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance68%
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $14,351net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance55%
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Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

990 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $16,839net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance86%
Virginia State University
V
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

930 Average SAT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $16,247net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1010SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance93%
Liberty University
L
Lynchburg, VA
Liberty University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

1090 Average SAT

#13 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 79,152enrollment
  • $26,954net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 970-1200SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance44%
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Indiana State University
I
Terre Haute, IN
Indiana State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1020 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 13,044enrollment
  • $11,443net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 910-1120SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance88%
California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1020 Average SAT

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,137enrollment
  • $5,879net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance53%
Wingate University
W
Wingate, NC
Wingate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1080 Average SAT

#13 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,689enrollment
  • $18,094net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance77%
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Sonoma State University
S
Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1080 Average SAT

#17 Best Public Universities in California

  • 9,459enrollment
  • $16,807net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance84%
Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#15 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 7,186enrollment
  • $21,547net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 910-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.92Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Admission Chance90%

FAQs

Is a 980 a good SAT score?

You can probably do better than a score of 980. The score puts you in the bottom 36th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 980 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 980 SAT score?

San Francisco State University, California State University Los Angeles and California State University Sacramento are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 980 SAT score.

What percentile is 980 on the SAT?

A 980 ranks in the bottom 36th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 980 SAT?

A 980 converts to a 18 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 18 ACT score.