Whether a score is considered poor or excellent depends on a college's standards; some schools require higher SAT scores for admission, while others admit candidates with lower scores if they are strong in other areas. The average student scores a 1500 on the SAT. Some universities consider this score poor while others consider it to be good.
A score that is less than 1100 is deemed a poor score by many colleges. However, students may still be admitted if they are strong in other areas evaluated for admission.
Many universities issue a report that states what their admitted students scored on their SAT. This can be used as a benchmark for what the school considers an acceptable score.