Colleges for a 1000 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 1000 SAT score?

With a 1000 on the SAT, these colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, here are 522 schools where submitting a 1000 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students. This list represents the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 1000 SAT score. Keep in mind, a SAT score alone won't get you admitted. It's equally important to have the GPA that the college is expecting for incoming students.

Is a 1000 a good SAT score?

A score of 1000 is a little worse than average. It places you in the bottom 40th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a slightly below average job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test. If a 1000 isn't strong enough to get into your dream school, consider taking a test prep course to see if you can raise your score.

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1000 SAT score?

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 are the best colleges can I get into with a 1000?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 1000 SAT Colleges

Displaying 522 colleges where your 1000 SAT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 1,575 target schools (good chance), 1,035 reach (harder) schools and 1,116 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 27,349enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due May 1

California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

970 Average SAT

#26 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,745enrollment
  • $3,859net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 870-1060SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance80%

California State University Fullerton
C
Fullerton, CA
California State University Fullerton

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1090 Average SAT

#16 Best Public Universities in California

  • 42,051enrollment
  • $8,322net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance53%

Applications Due Nov 30

California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 32,293enrollment
  • $11,473net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance80%

Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1070 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,286enrollment
  • $17,162net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 960-1170SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance93%

Applications Due Apr 15

Clark Atlanta University
C
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

960 Average SAT

#12 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,776enrollment
  • $29,100net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 880-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance66%

Applications Due May 1

Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

990 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,634enrollment
  • $16,651net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 910-1070SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due Nov 1

Georgia Southern University
G
Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1080 Average SAT

#5 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 26,949enrollment
  • $15,463net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 993-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.47Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance85%

Applications Due May 1

University of Memphis
M
Memphis, TN
University of Memphis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1100 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 22,205enrollment
  • $13,777net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due May 1

Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

950 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,072enrollment
  • $13,282net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 844-1049SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance99%

Applications Due Mar 1

North Carolina A & T State University
N
HBCU
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,753enrollment
  • $9,541net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance49%

Applications Due May 1

Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#16 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,912enrollment
  • $13,904net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 970-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.25Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance89%

Applications Due Aug 1

Wayne State University
W
Detroit, MI
Wayne State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1100 Average SAT

#5 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 26,241enrollment
  • $14,993net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance54%

Applications Due May 1

Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

970 Average SAT

#25 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 7,015enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 890-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance72%

Applications Due Apr 30

California State University Chico
C
Chico, CA
California State University Chico

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1070 Average SAT

#15 Best Public Universities in California

  • 16,746enrollment
  • $16,109net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance85%

Applications Due Nov 30

Central Michigan University
C
Mount Pleasant, MI
Central Michigan University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1110 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 17,311enrollment
  • $15,758net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance54%

Applications Due May 1

University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,419enrollment
  • $15,749net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 900-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.22Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Jul 15

Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,064enrollment
  • $17,401net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 1000 SAT
Admission Chance77%

Applications Due May 31

FAQs

Is a 1000 a good SAT score?

A score of 1000 is a little worse than average. The score puts you in the bottom 40th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1000 SAT score.

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

San Francisco State University, California State University Los Angeles and California State University Fullerton are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1000 SAT score.

What percentile is 1000 on the SAT?

A 1000 ranks in the bottom 40th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1000 SAT?

A 1000 converts to a 19 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 19 ACT score.