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 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 a 1000 SAT 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. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into 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 on the SAT a good 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 students taking the SAT entrance exam this year. 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.

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

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Displaying 571 target schools where your 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 66 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%
    • 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%
    • 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%
    • 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%

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.