Average SAT Scores: National & State Averages

Average SAT Scores

Looking for information about average SAT scores?  We’ve got it!  The average SAT scores for 2016 high school graduates are 494 Critical Reading, 508 Math, and 482 Writing. These are the most up-to-date results that the test-provider has released.

The charts below provide national average SAT scores for the years 1999-2016 and 2016 state-specific average SAT scores for selected states.

National Average SAT Scores

Year

Number of Testers

Critical Reading

Math

Writing

2016

1,637,589

494

508

482

2015

1,626,816

497

512

487

2014

1,672,395

497

513

487

2013

1,660,047

496

514

488

2012

1,664,479

496

514

488

2011

1,672,395

497

514

489

2010

1,547,990

500

515

491

2009

1,530,128

501

515

493

2008

1,518,859

502

515

494

2007

1,494,531

502

515

494

2006

1,465,744

503

518

497

2005

1,475,623

508

520

2004

1,419,007

508

518

2003

1,406,324

507

519

2002

1,327,831

504

516

2001

1,276,320

506

514

2000

1,260,278

505

514

1999

1,220,130

505

511

2016 State-Specific Average SAT Scores

State

Number of Testers

Critical Reading

Math

Writing

California

241,589

491

500

485

Colorado

5,545

587

589

571

Connecticut

35,902

500

500

497

Delaware

9,772

458

453

440

District of Columbia

4,790

433

433

419

Georgia

65,473

493

490

476

Maryland

47,449

490

490

476

Massachusetts

60,300

517

530

506

Michigan

3,565

594

608

581

New Jersey

84,954

495

514

492

New York

148,727

489

501

477

Ohio

14,829

556

563

534

Pennsylvania

92,569

500

506

481

Rhode Island

7,908

490

491

480

Texas

196,028

466

478

449

Virginia

57,861

520

517

498

Washington

43,783

501

506

481

Related Topics

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