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What are the average scores for students taking the SAT?


The SAT is a college admissions test taken by students in high school. The average SAT score of 2022 high school seniors was 1050 out of 1600.

SAT mean scores of high school seniors taking the SAT, by sex and race/ethnicity: 2022
Sex and race/ethnicity Mean score1
Total SAT score Evidence-based reading and writing (ERW) Math
All students 1050 529 521
Male 1056 526 530
Female 1043 531 512
American Indian/Alaska Native 936 473 463
Asian 1229 596 633
Black 926 474 452
Hispanic 964 491 473
Pacific Islander 945 481 464
White 1098 556 543
Two or more races 1102 559 543
No response 983 489 494

1 Possible scores on each SAT section range from 200 to 800, for a total possible score of 400 to 1600.

NOTE: The SAT was completely redesigned in 2016. The new SAT was first administered in March of 2016. This table reflects 2022 high school graduates who took the new SAT during high school. If a student took the new SAT more than once, the most recent score on each section is used, along with the student's most recent responses to the SAT questionnaire. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Center for Education Statistics. (2023). Table 226.10. Number, percentage distribution, and SAT mean scores of high school seniors taking the SAT, by sex, race/ethnicity, first language learned, and highest level of parental education: Selected years, 2017 through 2022 [Data table]. In Digest of education statistics. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 17, 2023, from

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