1280 SAT Score

This SAT score averages 427 points per section.

If you take the test multiple times, your score will most likely fluctuate between the range 1190-1370.



Is 1280 a good SAT score?

This SAT score means that you scored better than 22.3% of test takers.

Total Percentile: 22.3%
Male Percentile: 21.2%
Female Percentile: 23.2%

In 2006, 14,074 students scored 1280 on the SAT. There were 1,376,745 test takers in 2006.


(Data for 2006: Percentiles change depending on the year)



How does an 1280 SAT score translate to an ACT score or to the old SAT scoring?

The score converts to an ACT score of 17 out of 36. A 1280 translates into an old SAT score (before the writing section was added) of 840 out of 1600.


What are some schools I should consider with a 1280 SAT score?
(scores for 25-75th percentile of admitted students)

Research Universities

New Mexico State University-Main Campus (1270-1650)
Cleveland State University (1215-1635)
Immaculata University (1275-1605)
Indiana State University (1230-1550)
The University of Texas at El Paso (1170-1530)
Clark Atlanta University (1215-1455)
North Carolina A & T State University (1150-1450)
Tennessee State University (1185-1435)
University of Bridgeport (1130-1440)
South Carolina State University (1125-1389)
Spalding University (1193-1359)
Liberal Arts Colleges

Huntingdon College (1245-1965)
San Diego Christian College (1260-1635)
West Virginia Wesleyan College (1280-1670)
California State University-Monterey Bay (1260-1665)
Hastings College (1275-1665)
Mesa State College (1275-1635)
The University of Virginia's College at Wise (1268-1570)
Tougaloo College (1245-1500)
University of Hawaii at Hilo (1260-1605)
Adrian College (1260-1575)
Greensboro College (1215-1575)
Rosemont College (1235-1500)
Bethel College (1215-1455)
Bennett College for Women (1065-1335)
Pine Manor College (1050-1320)
Trinity Baptist College (1180-1280)
Saint Augustines College (960-1280)


See a list of average SAT Scores for US Colleges