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SAT scores needed to get into Stanford University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1495

The average composite SAT score for admitted Stanford University freshman is 1495 out of 1600. Stanford students have the 20th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1495 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1420 to 1570

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1420 to 1570. The 75th percentile score is 1570 while the 25th percentile score is 1420.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Stanford but we estimate it to be around a 1340 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 760

The average score for Stanford students on the math portion of the SAT is 760 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 720 and the 75th percentile score 800.

Average SAT Reading Score 735

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 700 to 770 and the average score for Stanford University students is 735.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

69 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Stanford University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Stanford University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 5.2%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.96.

Can I get into Stanford with a 1570 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1570 or higher is very competitive at Stanford and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 9% or higher.

Can I get into Stanford with a 1500 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1500 to 1560 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 5% to 8%.

Can I get into Stanford with a 1420 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1420 to 1490 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 3% to 5% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Stanford with a 1340 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1340 to 1410 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 2% chance of admission to Stanford. SAT scores below 1340 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Stanford University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 11%
1590 11%
1580 10%
1570 9%
1560 8%
1550 8%
1540 7%
1530 7%
1520 6%
1510 6%
1500 5%
1490 5%
1480 4%
1470 4%
1460 4%
1450 3%
1440 3%
1430 3%
1420 3%
1410 2%
1400 2%
1390 2%
1380 2%
1370 2%
1360 2%
1350 1%
1340 1%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=243744 IPEDS survey data for Stanford University.