Colleges for a 1250 on the SAT

What colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 1250?

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 361 schools where submitting a 1250 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students' average SAT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 1250 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 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 colleges can I get into?

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.

361 results found

List of 1250 SAT Colleges

Displaying 361 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 1,042 target schools (good chance), 134 reach (harder) schools and 1,804 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

1360 Average SAT

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance29%
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Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1280 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $16,450net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance33%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

1310 Average SAT

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $18,757net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance38%
University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

1340 Average SAT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $42,204net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance22%
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Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1250 Average SAT

#2 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 51,585enrollment
  • $12,947net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1360SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance85%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,934net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance38%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

1260 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,346net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance55%
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Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1290 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,700net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance61%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1210 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 50,351enrollment
  • $16,684net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance81%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1170 Average SAT

#1 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $19,993net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance68%
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University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1250 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $15,341net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance43%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1210 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $13,363net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance40%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1230 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $22,613net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance77%
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Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1350 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,042net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.76*Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance40%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1300 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $13,944net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance24%
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

1280 Average SAT

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $37,745net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance35%
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University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1340 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 47,400enrollment
  • $9,443net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance39%
The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1240 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 28,894enrollment
  • $20,995net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance79%

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.