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 363 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.


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List of 1250 SAT Colleges

Displaying 332 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 1,010 target schools (good chance), 134 reach (harder) schools and 1,778 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1290 Average SAT

#3 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,449net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance66%
George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1220 Average SAT

#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 37,316enrollment
  • $20,157net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance89%
James Madison University
J
Harrisonburg, VA
James Madison University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1210 Average SAT

#6 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 21,751enrollment
  • $18,708net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1290SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.57*Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance82%
Virginia Commonwealth University
V
Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1170 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 30,697enrollment
  • $20,968net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance91%
Liberty University
L
Lynchburg, VA
Liberty University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

1150 Average SAT

#13 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 79,152enrollment
  • $28,181net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance63%
Christopher Newport University
C
Newport News, VA
Christopher Newport University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,957enrollment
  • $25,443net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance78%
Virginia Military Institute
V
Lexington, VA
Virginia Military Institute

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1180 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 1,685enrollment
  • $13,428net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance69%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

10 reviews

1190 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $24,724net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance81%
Howard University
H
Washington, DC
Howard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1210 Average SAT

#2 Best Value Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 9,139enrollment
  • $21,428net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance44%
University of Delaware
D
Newark, DE
University of Delaware

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1260 Average SAT

#1 Best Value in Delaware

  • 24,120enrollment
  • $17,539net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance70%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance23%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1270 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $12,568net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance33%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

1320 Average SAT

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $21,482net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance41%
Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1240 Average SAT

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 51,585enrollment
  • $14,081net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1360SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance87%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,961net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance34%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1210 Average SAT

#2 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 50,351enrollment
  • $16,579net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance75%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1210 Average SAT

#2 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $20,623net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1340SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance85%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1260 Average SAT

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $11,617net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 1250 SAT
Admission Chance43%

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?

Virginia Tech, George Mason University and James Madison 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.