The Best Colleges for a 1000 on the SAT

What colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 1000?

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 571 schools where submitting a 1000 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students' average SAT scores. The colleges are ranked by their position on the CollegeSimply best colleges ranking. They represent the top schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 1000 SAT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. 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.

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 1600 SAT scale range per the College Board's concordance tables.

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Displaying 571 target schools where your 1000 SAT score is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 422 reach schools and 335 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1000/1230
    • ACT Range 21/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 1,444
    • Tuition:$37,110
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%
    • SAT Range 990/1220
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.44
    • Students: 4,575
    • Tuition:$11,813
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 53%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
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    University of Illinois at Springfield

    • SAT Range 1000/1180
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.26*
    • Students: 997
    • Tuition:$13,478
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
    • SAT Range 1000/1240
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.36*
    • Students: 1,543
    • Tuition:$27,230
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
    • SAT Range 1000/1210
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 927
    • Tuition:$33,700
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
    • SAT Range 960/1210
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.36
    • Students: 2,094
    • Tuition:$35,002
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 61%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
    • SAT Range 960/1190
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.16
    • Students: 1,485
    • Tuition:$44,110
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 34%
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    College for Creative Studies

    • SAT Range 850/1200
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 2,928
    • Tuition:$38,880
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 54%
    • SAT Range 850/1320
    • ACT Range 21/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 2,578
    • Tuition:$19,750
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 55%
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    North Greenville University

    • SAT Range 910/1180
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 6,543
    • Tuition:$8,421
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
    • SAT Range 970/1260
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,363
    • Tuition:$26,800
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
    • SAT Range 960/1270
    • ACT Range 20/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 2,494
    • Tuition:$30,520
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
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    McKendree University

    • SAT Range 1000/1220
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.46
    • Students: 1,269
    • Tuition:$36,806
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
    • SAT Range 1000/1350
    • ACT Range 20/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.44*
    • Students: 3,023
    • Tuition:$8,238
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
    • SAT Range 990/1190
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.32
    • Students: 3,426
    • Tuition:$37,055
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 56%
    • SAT Range 1000/1210
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.4*
    • Students: 807
    • Tuition:$43,808
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
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    Ripon College

    • SAT Range 970/1200
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 2,302
    • Tuition:$29,188
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
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    Alfred University

    • SAT Range 1000/1210
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.42
    • Students: 2,406
    • Tuition:$41,350
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 56%
    • SAT Range 990/1250
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.63
    • Students: 2,057
    • Tuition:$25,390
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 77%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 67%
    • SAT Range 910/1160
    • ACT Range 21/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.45
    • Students: 1,146
    • Tuition:$34,880
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 51%
    • SAT Range 950/1170
    • ACT Range 17/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.28
    • Students: 567
    • Tuition:$25,390
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
    • SAT Range 930/1190
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.24*
    • Students: 1,255
    • Tuition:$36,358
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
    • SAT Range 920/1210
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 1,854
    • Tuition:$28,035
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 45%
    • SAT Range 970/1210
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 756
    • Tuition:$30,950
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 49%
    • SAT Range 970/1190
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.15
    • Students: 17,169
    • Tuition:$14,617
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 54%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 44%
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    Northern Illinois University

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Eastern Mennonite University, University of Illinois at Springfield and Maine Maritime Academy 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.

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

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