In reality, there is no single answer to this question because good SAT scores for universities vary depending on where you’re applying…
This means that for some schools, a score of 1400 will be significantly high, whereas for others (i.e., top 20 schools) it’ll be fairly low. As you might’ve guessed, ultra-competitive, top-ranked schools typically look for some of the highest SAT scores in applicants.
The SAT score range is between 400 and 1600 for your total score, and 200-800 for each of your two subscores. One subscore is for Math, and one subscore is your combined Reading and Writing scores to make one “Evidence-Based Reading and Writing” score.
The 50th-percentile SAT composite score—the average SAT score—is between 1050 and 1060.(The test is deliberately designed so that the average score hovers around 1000 on the 1600-point scale—about 500 per subsection). The average score for math is between 520 and 530 (520 is 49th-percentile and 530 is the 54th). The average SAT score for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing is between 530 (49th percentile) and 540 (53rd percentile).
SAT test scores follow a normal distribution. This means that student performance tends to cluster around the middle of the scale. Far fewer test-takers score towards the higher and lower end of the scale.