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.

Filter Your Results







-10 +10
243 Results (0.14 seconds)

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 173 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1060/1300
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.58
    • Students: 5,121
    • Tuition:$19,845
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 77%
    • SAT Range 1100/1270
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 4.05
    • Students: 19,108
    • Tuition:$7,364
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 71%
    photo credit / license

    Appalachian State University

    • SAT Range 1140/1350
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 28,564
    • Tuition:$11,538
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 74%
    photo credit / license

    University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

    • SAT Range 1080/1250
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.43
    • Students: 12,847
    • Tuition:$6,360
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
    • SAT Range 1150/1330
    • ACT Range 25/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.85
    • Students: 28,894
    • Tuition:$13,006
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 74%
    photo credit / license

    The University of Tennessee

    • SAT Range 1110/1280
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 4,957
    • Tuition:$14,754
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 69%
    • SAT Range 1100/1370
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 342
    • Tuition:$21,950
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 40%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 37%
    • SAT Range 1030/1220
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 2,608
    • Tuition:$18,950
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 67%
    • SAT Range 1040/1230
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.58
    • Students: 5,204
    • Tuition:$34,850
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
    • SAT Range 850/1320
    • ACT Range 21/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 2,578
    • Tuition:$19,750
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1200 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%