Colleges for a 1200 on the SAT

What colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 1200?

With a 1200 on the SAT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 431 schools where submitting a 1200 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students' average SAT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 1200 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 1200 a good SAT score?

Yes, a score of 1200 is quite good. It places you in the top 76th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a well above above average job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test. If a 1200 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 1200 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 1200 on the SAT converts to a 25 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 colleges can I get into?

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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431 results nationwide

List of 1200 SAT Colleges

Displaying 431 colleges where your 1200 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 1,578 target schools (good chance), 240 reach (harder) schools and 2,277 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1210 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 74,795enrollment
  • $14,653net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance87%
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1270 Average SAT

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,024enrollment
  • $20,247net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance57%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,695enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance76%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#1 Best Value in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance80%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1250 Average SAT

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 71,881enrollment
  • $11,108net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance38%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,334enrollment
  • $13,192net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance38%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

1240 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,737enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance81%
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance43%
The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1220 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 30,559enrollment
  • $21,133net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1303SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance76%
University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1180 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 29,986enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance96%
Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1300 Average SAT

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,655enrollment
  • $12,294net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance58%
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1270 Average SAT

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 70,418enrollment
  • $19,906net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance55%
University of Hawaii at Manoa
H
Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1180 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Hawaii

  • 18,025enrollment
  • $15,193net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance86%
University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1220 Average SAT

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 45,601enrollment
  • $15,620net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1350SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance84%
Kennesaw State University
K
Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw State University

Public 4 Year

18 reviews

1160 Average SAT

 

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,451net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • 3.33Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance67%
University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1240 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 37,437enrollment
  • $21,198net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance81%
Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1160 Average SAT

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 40,322enrollment
  • $15,452net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance76%
University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1220 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 47,090enrollment
  • $14,480net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 1200 SAT
Admission Chance61%

FAQs

Is a 1200 a good SAT score?

Yes, a score of 1200 is quite good. The score puts you in the top 76th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1200 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 1200 SAT score?

Arizona State University, Virginia Tech and Michigan State University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1200 SAT score.

What percentile is 1200 on the SAT?

A 1200 ranks in the top 76th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1200 SAT?

A 1200 converts to a 25 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 25 ACT score.