The Best 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 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 690 schools where submitting a 1200 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 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.

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 690 target schools where your 1200 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 89 reach schools and 695 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1040/1250
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 37,466
    • Tuition:$6,798
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 31%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 37%
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    California State University Long Beach

    • SAT Range 1090/1260
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 10,207
    • Tuition:$47,960
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 75%
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    Quinnipiac University

    • SAT Range 1170/1380
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 24,634
    • Tuition:$53,244
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 77%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
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    Drexel University

    • SAT Range 1190/1370
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 2,315
    • Tuition:$43,490
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
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    Kettering University

    • SAT Range 1090/1320
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.62
    • Students: 3,175
    • Tuition:$30,210
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 45%
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    LeTourneau University

    • SAT Range 1050/1230
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 2,780
    • Tuition:$43,260
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
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    McDaniel College

    • SAT Range 1080/1270
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.42
    • Students: 3,356
    • Tuition:$34,625
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
    • SAT Range 1070/1280
    • ACT Range 24/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 805
    • Tuition:$39,035
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 67%
    • SAT Range 1150/1310
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.74
    • Students: 30,440
    • Tuition:$11,276
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 71%
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    Auburn University

    • SAT Range 1130/1380
    • ACT Range 24/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.55
    • Students: 10,035
    • Tuition:$42,736
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 80%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
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    University of St Thomas

    • SAT Range 1040/1250
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 1,660
    • Tuition:$26,790
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
    • SAT Range 1110/1310
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.62
    • Students: 50,351
    • Tuition:$14,460
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 77%
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    Michigan State University

    • SAT Range 1080/1350
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.62
    • Students: 1,552
    • Tuition:$13,314
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 62%
    • SAT Range 1130/1320
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.58
    • Students: 7,291
    • Tuition:$44,610
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 73%
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    Seattle University

    • SAT Range 1140/1320
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.63
    • Students: 4,280
    • Tuition:$45,904
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
    • SAT Range 1110/1260
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.67
    • Students: 3,145
    • Tuition:$37,590
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 68%
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    Rockhurst University

    • SAT Range 1120/1310
    • ACT Range 24/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.63*
    • Students: 554
    • Tuition:$36,450
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 54%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
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    The King's College

    • SAT Range 1030/1240
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.49
    • Students: 5,103
    • Tuition:$18,026
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 38%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%
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    Mississippi College

    • SAT Range 1120/1310
    • ACT Range 24/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.22
    • Students: 2,024
    • Tuition:$41,200
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 77%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 75%
    • SAT Range 1110/1310
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.73
    • Students: 2,014
    • Tuition:$36,556
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
    • SAT Range 1120/1290
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.51
    • Students: 7,589
    • Tuition:$44,974
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 75%
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    Saint Joseph's University

    • SAT Range 1180/1340
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.71
    • Students: 8,740
    • Tuition:$36,894
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 63%
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    Mercer University

    • SAT Range 990/1220
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.44
    • Students: 4,575
    • Tuition:$11,813
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 53%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 64%
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    University of Illinois at Springfield

    • SAT Range 1150/1320
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.63*
    • Students: 11,605
    • Tuition:$41,870
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 82%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 79%
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    Marquette University

    • SAT Range 1150/1360
    • ACT Range 25/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.56
    • Students: 36,681
    • Tuition:$12,532
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 82%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
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    University of Colorado Boulder

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

University of California Irvine, Rhode Island School of Design and University of California Davis 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.

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

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