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 are the colleges you have a competitive chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 481 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.


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481 results found

Displaying 481 target schools where your 980 SAT score is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 487 reach schools and 334 safety schools you can consider.

California State University Northridge
C
Northridge, CA

Public 4 Year

51% acceptance rate

  • 40,212enrollment
  • $5,958net price
  • $6,893tuition
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance44%
Tarleton State University
T
Stephenville, TX

Public 4 Year

55% acceptance rate

  • 13,109enrollment
  • $12,831net price
  • $7,292tuition
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance45%
Prairie View A & M University
P
Prairie View, TX

Public 4 Year

74% acceptance rate

  • 9,516enrollment
  • $10,290net price
  • $10,533tuition
  • 890-1050SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance75%
North Carolina Central University
N
Durham, NC

Public 4 Year

47% acceptance rate

  • 8,207enrollment
  • $12,687net price
  • $6,464tuition
  • 900-1050SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance48%
Winston Salem State University
W
Winston-Salem, NC

Public 4 Year

65% acceptance rate

  • 5,190enrollment
  • $11,256net price
  • $5,904tuition
  • 890-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance68%
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
J
New York, NY

Public 4 Year

41% acceptance rate

  • 15,394enrollment
  • $4,891net price
  • $7,270tuition
  • 980-1140SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.72Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance29%
California State University San Marcos
C
San Marcos, CA

Public 4 Year

58% acceptance rate

  • 15,972enrollment
  • $10,454net price
  • $7,713tuition
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance48%
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
K
Kutztown, PA

Public 4 Year

83% acceptance rate

  • 8,290enrollment
  • $20,278net price
  • $10,802tuition
  • 970-1140SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.17Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance75%
Humboldt State University
H
Arcata, CA

Public 4 Year

77% acceptance rate

  • 7,972enrollment
  • $14,140net price
  • $7,675tuition
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance67%
Tuskegee University
T
Tuskegee, AL

Private 4 Year

52% acceptance rate

  • 3,026enrollment
  • $30,847net price
  • $22,170tuition
  • 860-1060SAT range
  • 17-27ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance55%
Dean College
D
Franklin, MA

Private 4 Year

83% acceptance rate

  • 1,320enrollment
  • $31,199net price
  • $39,434tuition
  • 910-1110SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 2.4Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance81%
Alabama A & M University
A
Normal, AL

Public 4 Year

90% acceptance rate

  • 6,106enrollment
  • $15,812net price
  • $9,744tuition
  • 850-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.88*Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance92%
Columbus State University
C
Columbus, GA

Public 4 Year

56% acceptance rate

  • 8,076enrollment
  • $11,334net price
  • $6,134tuition
  • 870-1100SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance55%
Norfolk State University
N
Norfolk, VA

Public 4 Year

90% acceptance rate

  • 5,204enrollment
  • $14,429net price
  • $9,490tuition
  • 860-1030SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 2.92Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance92%
Fort Valley State University
F
Fort Valley, GA

Public 4 Year

61% acceptance rate

  • 2,776enrollment
  • $12,620net price
  • $6,658tuition
  • 830-1070SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.97*Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance64%
South Carolina State University
S
Orangeburg, SC

Public 4 Year

53% acceptance rate

  • 3,022enrollment
  • $21,112net price
  • $11,060tuition
  • 860-1010SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance61%
Salem State University
S
Salem, MA

Public 4 Year

85% acceptance rate

  • 8,338enrollment
  • $16,970net price
  • $10,642tuition
  • 980-1140SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance77%
Texas Woman's University
T
Denton, TX

Public 4 Year

87% acceptance rate

  • 15,518enrollment
  • $9,129net price
  • $7,796tuition
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Your 980 SAT
Estimated Chance81%

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.