Colleges for a 1250 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 1250 SAT score?

With a 1250 on the SAT, these colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, here are 310 schools where submitting a 1250 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students. This list represents the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 1250 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 1250 a good SAT score?

Yes, a score of 1250 is very competitive. It places you in the top 82nd 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 1250 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 1250 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 1250 on the SAT converts to a 26 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.

What are the best colleges can I get into with a 1250?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 1250 SAT Colleges

Displaying 310 colleges where your 1250 SAT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 1,068 target schools (good chance), 174 reach (harder) schools and 2,889 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1340 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance23%

Applications Due Dec 1

Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1290 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 43,569enrollment
  • $12,815net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1350SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance25%

Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

1300 Average SAT

#25 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,406enrollment
  • $22,935net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.39Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance53%

Applications Due May 1

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

1340 Average SAT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Jan 1

Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1210 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 74,795enrollment
  • $14,653net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance90%

Applications Due May 1

University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 39,147enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.02Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance33%

Applications Due Jan 1

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1190 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,548net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance84%

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1270 Average SAT

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,024enrollment
  • $20,247net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance63%

Applications Due Feb 1

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,695enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance81%

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#1 Best Value in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1250 Average SAT

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 71,881enrollment
  • $11,108net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance45%

Applications Due Mar 1

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,334enrollment
  • $13,192net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance45%

Applications Due Nov 30

Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

1240 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,737enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance86%

Applications Due Jan 15

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1320 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,369enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance59%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance20%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance46%

Applications Due Dec 1

The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1220 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 30,559enrollment
  • $21,133net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1303SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance82%

Applications Due Apr 1

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
N
Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1320 Average SAT

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,042enrollment
  • $14,600net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance34%

FAQs

Is a 1250 a good SAT score?

Yes, a score of 1250 is very competitive. The score puts you in the top 82nd percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1250 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 1250 SAT score?

The University of Texas at Austin, Florida State University and Clemson University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1250 SAT score.

What percentile is 1250 on the SAT?

A 1250 ranks in the top 82nd percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1250 SAT?

A 1250 converts to a 26 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 26 ACT score.