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The Best Colleges for a 1000 on the New SAT


What colleges can I get into with a SAT score of 1000?

Important: If you took the SAT prior to March 2016, your test was scored on the old 2400 point scale. All SAT scores on this site have been updated to reflect the SAT 1600 point scale per the College Board's concordance tables.

With a 1000 on the SAT, these are the colleges you should have a chance to get into.

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges and found 569 schools where a 1000 places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking and thus represent the better schools you may be able to get into and those which have historically accepted a 1000.

Is a 1000 on the SAT a good score? A 1000 is a little worse than average. It places you in the bottom 40th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million students taking the SAT this year.

For comparison purposes, a 1000 on the SAT converts to a 19 on the ACT based on the College Board / ACT concordance. Not all colleges report both SAT and ACT score admission data so you should check our comparable listings for both standardized tests to find academically similar schools.

 What do these ratings mean?

College SAT 25th SAT 75th Chance with 1000
New York School of Interior Design
1105 SAT Average
New York, New York
1010 1200 Low 22%  Chance
Goshen College
1180 SAT Average
Goshen, Indiana
1060 1300 Low 45%  Chance
College for Creative Studies
1160 SAT Average
Detroit, Michigan
1050 1270 Low 31%  Chance
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
1170 SAT Average
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1030 1310 Low 43%  Chance
Maryville College
1115 SAT Average
Maryville, Tennessee
1010 1220 Low 35%  Chance
Lewis University
1160 SAT Average
Romeoville, Illinois
1020 1300 Low 39%  Chance
Asbury University
1200 SAT Average
Wilmore, Kentucky
1060 1340 Low 52%  Chance
Columbia International University
1030 SAT Average
Columbia, South Carolina
920 1140 Low 25%  Chance
Kettering College of Medical Arts
1135 SAT Average
Kettering, Ohio
790 1480 Low 24%  Chance
Flagler College St Augustine
1120 SAT Average
Saint Augustine, Florida
1030 1210 Low 40%  Chance
Augsburg College
1175 SAT Average
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1040 1310 Low 48%  Chance
Fisk University
1170 SAT Average
Nashville, Tennessee
1020 1320 Low 31%  Chance
Ave Maria University
1180 SAT Average
Ave Maria, Florida
1060 1300 Low 25%  Chance
Lawrence Technological University
1210 SAT Average
Southfield, Michigan
1030 1390 Low 45%  Chance
Laurel University
1100 SAT Average
High Point, North Carolina
950 1250 Low 36%  Chance
North Greenville University
1170 SAT Average
Tigerville, South Carolina
1010 1330 Low 47%  Chance
Bridgewater College
1145 SAT Average
Bridgewater, Virginia
1050 1240 Low 33%  Chance
King's University
1105 SAT Average
Van Nuys, California
1040 1170 Low 31%  Chance
Mount St Mary's University
1160 SAT Average
Emmitsburg, Maryland
1060 1260 Low 43%  Chance
SUNY at Fredonia
1160 SAT Average
Fredonia, New York
1060 1260 Low 44%  Chance
Geneva College
1170 SAT Average
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
1050 1290 Low 51%  Chance
Wilson College
1100 SAT Average
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
1020 1180 Low 43%  Chance
Milligan College
1145 SAT Average
Milligan College, Tennessee
1020 1270 Low 52%  Chance
Elmhurst College
1170 SAT Average
Elmhurst, Illinois
1060 1280 Low 52%  Chance
Hampton University
1125 SAT Average
Hampton, Virginia
1060 1190 Low 17%  Chance
Hope International University
1080 SAT Average
Fullerton, California
990 1170 Low 20%  Chance
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
1160 SAT Average
Winona, Minnesota
1040 1280 Low 47%  Chance
Crown College
1045 SAT Average
Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota
910 1180 Low 47%  Chance
Hiram College
1145 SAT Average
Hiram, Ohio
1020 1270 Low 49%  Chance
Wheeling Jesuit University
1090 SAT Average
Wheeling, West Virginia
990 1190 Low 39%  Chance
Vanguard University of Southern California
1100 SAT Average
Costa Mesa, California
1010 1190 Low 33%  Chance
Central College
1160 SAT Average
Pella, Iowa
1030 1290 Low 55%  Chance
Louisiana Tech University
1060 SAT Average
Ruston, Louisiana
950 1170 Low 58%  Chance
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
1075 SAT Average
Lafayette, Louisiana
900 1250 Low 45%  Chance
Xavier University of Louisiana
1145 SAT Average
New Orleans, Louisiana
1040 1250 Low 46%  Chance
Bluffton University
1045 SAT Average
Bluffton, Ohio
940 1150 Low 43%  Chance
King College
1125 SAT Average
Bristol, Tennessee
1030 1220 Low 34%  Chance
Anderson University
1085 SAT Average
Anderson, Indiana
990 1180 Low 54%  Chance
Clarke University
1130 SAT Average
Dubuque, Iowa
1050 1210 Low 42%  Chance
Wartburg College
1130 SAT Average
Waverly, Iowa
1030 1230 Low 63%  Chance
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
1110 SAT Average
Alfred, New York
1020 1200 Low 53%  Chance
Piedmont International University
1000 SAT Average
Winston Salem, North Carolina
770 1230 Low 24%  Chance
Cedar Crest College
1130 SAT Average
Allentown, Pennsylvania
1020 1240 Low 48%  Chance
Penn State Mont Alto
1140 SAT Average
Mont Alto, Pennsylvania
1050 1230 Low 57%  Chance
Eureka College
1140 SAT Average
Eureka, Illinois
1040 1240 Low 44%  Chance
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
1130 SAT Average
Ankeny, Iowa
900 1360 Low 53%  Chance
Kentucky Wesleyan College
1095 SAT Average
Owensboro, Kentucky
1020 1170 Low 41%  Chance
Monmouth University
1155 SAT Average
West Long Branch, New Jersey
1050 1260 Low 57%  Chance
Oklahoma Baptist University
1130 SAT Average
Shawnee, Oklahoma
1040 1220 Low 46%  Chance
University of Mobile
1080 SAT Average
Mobile, Alabama
990 1170 Low 36%  Chance