According to the Princeton Review, an SAT score of 1500 falls around the national average as of 2014. The average SAT scores for students admitted to institutes of higher learning varies from university to university.
The Princeton Review reports that a score of 1500 on the SAT can help a student get into many colleges but not into more selective colleges. Many colleges provide statistics regarding standardized test scores achieved by the middle 50 percent of their enrolled students. For example, at Penn State University, the middle 50 percent of students enrolling in the fall of 2013 obtained SAT scores between 1750 and 2000. If a student does not perform adequately on the SAT relative to the scores of other students enrolling in a university, he can retake the test to improve his or her score.