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 1150/1360
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.59*
    • Students: 10,544
    • Tuition:$49,064
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
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    The New School

    • SAT Range 1080/1360
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 5,853
    • Tuition:$7,749
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 63%
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    Truman State University

    • SAT Range 1180/1350
    • ACT Range 27/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 1,760
    • Tuition:$52,626
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 61%
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    Wheaton College

    • SAT Range 1130/1330
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 10,713
    • Tuition:$48,066
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 61%
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    University of San Francisco

    • SAT Range 1080/1220
    • ACT Range 22/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.55
    • Students: 2,171
    • Tuition:$29,064
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 48%
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    Spelman College

    • SAT Range 1110/1360
    • ACT Range 23/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.67
    • Students: 3,247
    • Tuition:$32,610
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
    • SAT Range 1050/1310
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 2,005
    • Tuition:$42,290
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
    • SAT Range 1200/1400
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 16,463
    • Tuition:$42,345
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
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    Rochester Institute of Technology

    • SAT Range 1180/1360
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.69*
    • Students: 13,395
    • Tuition:$18,276
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
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    University of Vermont

    • SAT Range 1170/1330
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 43,846
    • Tuition:$6,410
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 43%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
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    University of South Florida Main Campus

    • SAT Range 1180/1380
    • ACT Range 26/30
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,467
    • Tuition:$48,666
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 73%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 64%
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    Kalamazoo College

    • SAT Range 1100/1330
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.67
    • Students: 882
    • Tuition:$43,650
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 63%
    • SAT Range 1170/1330
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.77
    • Students: 5,495
    • Tuition:$41,120
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 60%
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    Butler University

    • SAT Range 1120/1300
    • ACT Range 24/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 5,612
    • Tuition:$8,651
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 64%
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    SUNY at Geneseo

    • SAT Range 1050/1300
    • ACT Range 19/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.39
    • Students: 537
    • Tuition:$24,834
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 22%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 24%
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    New York School of Interior Design

    • SAT Range 1030/1290
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.45
    • Students: 2,178
    • Tuition:$48,630
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 68%
    • SAT Range 1150/1350
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.75
    • Students: 8,910
    • Tuition:$39,916
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
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    Creighton University

    • SAT Range 1090/1280
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.67
    • Students: 1,042
    • Tuition:$9,371
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 38%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
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    University of North Carolina School of the Arts

    • SAT Range 1080/1370
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.62
    • Students: 2,129
    • Tuition:$39,878
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 61%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
    • SAT Range 1150/1330
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.99
    • Students: 6,991
    • Tuition:$35,319
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 67%
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    Elon University

    • SAT Range 1200/1380
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.63
    • Students: 19,934
    • Tuition:$15,380
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 64%
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    Miami University

    • SAT Range 1120/1310
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 2,220
    • Tuition:$8,874
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 61%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
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    SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

    • SAT Range 1120/1310
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.65
    • Students: 17,007
    • Tuition:$44,048
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
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    Loyola University Chicago

    • SAT Range 1070/1330
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.32
    • Students: 21,974
    • Tuition:$8,650
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
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    Mississippi State University

    • SAT Range 1130/1300
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.62
    • Students: 3,154
    • Tuition:$36,348
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 48%
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    Florida Southern College

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.