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 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

    • SAT Range 1150/1310
    • ACT Range 24/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.6*
    • Students: 10,162
    • Tuition:$42,170
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
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    Seton Hall University

    • SAT Range 1060/1280
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.48
    • Students: 3,526
    • Tuition:$41,290
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
    • SAT Range 1080/1280
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.34
    • Students: 2,006
    • Tuition:$44,540
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
    • SAT Range 1120/1280
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.37
    • Students: 5,286
    • Tuition:$44,532
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 73%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 73%
    • SAT Range 1130/1310
    • ACT Range 24/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 1,331
    • Tuition:$35,105
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
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    Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    • SAT Range 1050/1240
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 3,139
    • Tuition:$37,444
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
    • SAT Range 1070/1290
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.5*
    • Students: 1,687
    • Tuition:$46,940
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
    • SAT Range 1000/1180
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.26*
    • Students: 997
    • Tuition:$13,478
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
    • SAT Range 1010/1240
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.46
    • Students: 11,406
    • Tuition:$27,900
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 64%
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    Webster University

    • SAT Range 1050/1270
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.51
    • Students: 4,727
    • Tuition:$12,714
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
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    University of Mary Washington

    • SAT Range 1200/1420
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.71*
    • Students: 371
    • Tuition:$54,118
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 54%
    • SAT Range 1080/1300
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.74
    • Students: 2,443
    • Tuition:$36,416
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
    • SAT Range 1040/1300
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.49
    • Students: 3,407
    • Tuition:$29,288
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 69%
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    Andrews University

    • SAT Range 1050/1230
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.54
    • Students: 7,907
    • Tuition:$36,810
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 68%
    • SAT Range 1000/1240
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.36*
    • Students: 1,543
    • Tuition:$27,230
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 71%
    • SAT Range 1080/1310
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.73
    • Students: 3,375
    • Tuition:$35,160
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 79%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 79%
    • SAT Range 1080/1250
    • ACT Range 22/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 3,712
    • Tuition:$34,310
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 69%
    • SAT Range 1000/1210
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 927
    • Tuition:$33,700
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
    • SAT Range 1060/1290
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.53*
    • Students: 1,582
    • Tuition:$14,806
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 80%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 82%
    • SAT Range 1190/1380
    • ACT Range 25/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 8,601
    • Tuition:$9,440
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 84%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 77%
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    Missouri University of Science and Technology

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.