The Best Western Colleges for a 1000 on the SAT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all Western colleges, we've found 49 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 49 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 67 reach schools and 55 safety schools you can consider.

    • 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 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 960/1170
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.35
    • Students: 1,695
    • Tuition:$33,550
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 51%
    • SAT Range 950/1190
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.35
    • Students: 1,062
    • Tuition:$30,060
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 49%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
    • SAT Range 1000/1190
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.21
    • Students: 17,578
    • Tuition:$7,608
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
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    California State University Chico

    • SAT Range 970/1160
    • ACT Range 19/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.51
    • Students: 834
    • Tuition:$30,200
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
    • SAT Range 950/1120
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.13
    • Students: 2,169
    • Tuition:$33,720
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 40%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
    • SAT Range 990/1180
    • ACT Range 20/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.29
    • Students: 997
    • Tuition:$28,572
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%
    • SAT Range 890/1090
    • ACT Range 20/25
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 660
    • Tuition:$15,000
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 22%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 23%
    • SAT Range 850/1060
    • ACT Range 16/21
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 808
    • Tuition:$5,706
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 44%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
    • SAT Range 990/1200
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.33
    • Students: 10,486
    • Tuition:$33,478
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 80%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 71%
    • SAT Range 990/1170
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.42
    • Students: 5,342
    • Tuition:$31,158
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 48%
    • SAT Range 950/1130
    • ACT Range 19/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.11
    • Students: 1,173
    • Tuition:$39,790
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 61%
    • SAT Range 930/1130
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 40,212
    • Tuition:$6,893
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
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    California State University Northridge

    • SAT Range 920/1150
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 775
    • Tuition:$42,800
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 45%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
    • SAT Range 920/1120
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.33
    • Students: 25,137
    • Tuition:$6,587
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 55%
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    California State University Fresno

    • SAT Range 960/1140
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 15,972
    • Tuition:$7,713
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 51%
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    California State University San Marcos

    • SAT Range 930/1090
    • ACT Range 19/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.25*
    • Students: 1,253
    • Tuition:$33,400
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 28%
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    Hope International University

    • SAT Range 960/1160
    • ACT Range 17/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 12,342
    • Tuition:$8,072
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
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    Central Washington University

    • SAT Range 900/1120
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.33
    • Students: 2,339
    • Tuition:$32,778
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%
    • SAT Range 970/1140
    • ACT Range 16/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.07*
    • Students: 525
    • Tuition:$31,404
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
    • SAT Range 950/1160
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 29,778
    • Tuition:$7,260
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
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    San Francisco State University

    • SAT Range 980/1170
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 9,459
    • Tuition:$7,798
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 90%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 86%
    • SAT Range 960/1160
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 7,540
    • Tuition:$7,143
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 51%
    • SAT Range 910/1080
    • ACT Range 16/20
    • Average HS GPA 3.17
    • Students: 20,238
    • Tuition:$6,922
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 1000 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 56%
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    California State University San Bernardino