SAT Scores by State

In 2021, 1,509,133 high school students took the Scholastic Assessment  Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test), which is commonly known as the SAT. It is a standardized test that is intended to assess a student’s readiness for college by evaluating their reading, writing, and mathematics skills. The scoring range for the SAT is from 400—1600, and the higher the score, the better. SAT scores are primarily used for college admissions in the country, but they can also be used by employers in the recruitment process as well as by researchers to study human intelligence. 

In the United States, the average SAT score was 1060, while the average math score was 528 out of 800 and the average Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) score was 533 out of 800. 67% of students met the benchmark requirements for ERW, but only 49% of students met the benchmark for math. SAT scores vary from state to state. These variations are due to several factors, including socioeconomic status, educational achievement levels, as well as psychological factors.  

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Average SAT Scores by State

Alabama

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1,159

#20 in the US

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18.7

#45 in the US

Alaska

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1,119

#27 in the US

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20.6

#25 in the US

Arizona

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1,181

#19 in the US

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19.8

#36 in the US

Arkansas

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1,194

#16 in the US

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19

#37 in the US

California

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1,057

#37 in the US

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26.1

#3 in the US

Colorado

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1,072

#33 in the US

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23.6

#17 in the US

Connecticut

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1,072

#34 in the US

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27.2

#1 in the US

Delaware

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984

#51 in the US

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25.7

#6 in the US

District of Columbia

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987

#49 in the US

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25.6

#7 in the US

Florida

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993

#48 in the US

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20.4

#26 in the US

Georgia

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1,086

#31 in the US

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22.6

#21 in the US

Hawaii

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1,144

#23 in the US

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18.2

#46 in the US

Idaho

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985

#50 in the US

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23

#18 in the US

Illinois

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1,007

#44 in the US

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25.2

#8 in the US

Indiana

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1,095

#30 in the US

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23.1

#19 in the US

Iowa

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1,243

#4 in the US

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21.5

#22 in the US

Kansas

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1,219

#9 in the US

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19.9

#38 in the US

Kentucky

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1,207

#13 in the US

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19.2

#39 in the US

Louisiana

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1,188

#17 in the US

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18.4

#47 in the US

Maine

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1,099

#29 in the US

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25.6

#9 in the US

Maryland

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1,073

#32 in the US

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25.5

#10 in the US

Massachusetts

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1,184

#18 in the US

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27.6

#2 in the US

Michigan

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1,031

#42 in the US

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25.1

#11 in the US

Minnesota

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1,263

#1 in the US

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21.6

#23 in the US

Mississippi

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1,202

#14 in the US

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18.1

#48 in the US

Missouri

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1,219

#10 in the US

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20.6

#27 in the US

Montana

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1,225

#7 in the US

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20.4

#28 in the US

Nebraska

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1,246

#3 in the US

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20

#29 in the US

Nevada

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1,195

#15 in the US

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17.8

#51 in the US

New Hampshire

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1,065

#36 in the US

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26.6

#4 in the US

New Jersey

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1,125

#24 in the US

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25.1

#12 in the US

New Mexico

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996

#47 in the US

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20.7

#30 in the US

New York

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1,057

#38 in the US

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26.3

#5 in the US

North Carolina

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1,150

#22 in the US

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18.9

#49 in the US

North Dakota

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1,258

#2 in the US

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19.6

#40 in the US

Ohio

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1,048

#39 in the US

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19.6

#41 in the US

Oklahoma

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1,042

#40 in the US

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19.7

#42 in the US

Oregon

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1,119

#28 in the US

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20.6

#31 in the US

Pennsylvania

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1,123

#26 in the US

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25

#13 in the US

Rhode Island

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1,011

#43 in the US

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25.8

#14 in the US

South Carolina

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1,036

#41 in the US

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18.6

#50 in the US

South Dakota

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1,215

#11 in the US

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21.6

#24 in the US

Tennessee

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1,220

#8 in the US

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19.1

#43 in the US

Texas

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1,003

#46 in the US

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20.1

#32 in the US

Utah

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1,238

#5 in the US

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20.6

#33 in the US

Vermont

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1,124

#25 in the US

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24.7

#16 in the US

Virginia

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1,151

#21 in the US

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25.5

#15 in the US

Washington

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1,072

#35 in the US

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23.6

#20 in the US

West Virginia

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1,007

#45 in the US

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20.8

#34 in the US

Wisconsin

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1,215

#12 in the US

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20

#35 in the US

Wyoming

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1,233

#6 in the US

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19.8

#44 in the US

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#52 in the US