The Best Southern Colleges for a 1200 on the SAT

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

With a 1200 on the SAT, these are the Southern colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all Southern colleges, we've found 243 schools where a 1200 SAT places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into and those which have historically accepted a 1200 SAT score. 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 on the SAT a good score?

Yes, a score of 1200 is quite good. It places you in the top 76th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million students taking the SAT entrance exam this year. 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.

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 SAT 1600 point scale per the College Board's concordance tables.

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Displaying 243 target schools where your 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 21 reach schools and 283 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1200/1350
    • ACT Range 26/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.88
    • Students: 41,005
    • Tuition:$5,656
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 26%
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    Florida State University

    • SAT Range 1190/1370
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.74*
    • Students: 17,217
    • Tuition:$45,542
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 29%
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    Baylor University

    • SAT Range 1180/1410
    • ACT Range 25/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 4,365
    • Tuition:$41,509
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 31%
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    University of Tulsa

    • SAT Range 1150/1340
    • ACT Range 26/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.68*
    • Students: 10,918
    • Tuition:$46,950
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
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    Texas Christian University

    • SAT Range 1120/1340
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.82
    • Students: 2,542
    • Tuition:$40,652
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 36%
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    University of Dallas

    • SAT Range 1200/1460
    • ACT Range 24/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.78*
    • Students: 527
    • Tuition:$53,343
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 45%
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    St John's College

    • SAT Range 1130/1330
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.6*
    • Students: 1,434
    • Tuition:$42,000
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 45%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
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    Southwestern University

    • SAT Range 1180/1390
    • ACT Range 25/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.95
    • Students: 34,683
    • Tuition:$13,620
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 55%
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    Virginia Tech

    • SAT Range 1160/1340
    • ACT Range 25/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.81
    • Students: 68,475
    • Tuition:$6,368
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 43%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 36%
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    University of Central Florida

    • SAT Range 1100/1310
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 1,685
    • Tuition:$18,862
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
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    Virginia Military Institute