Colleges for a 1290 on the SAT

What colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 1290?

With a 1290 on the SAT, these are the colleges you have a competitive chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 391 schools where submitting a 1290 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 1290 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 1290 a good SAT score?

Yes, you have a lot of opportunities at very good schools with a score of 1290. It places you in the top 87th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a significantly above above average job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test. If a 1290 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 1290 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 1290 on the SAT converts to a 27 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.


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391 results found

Displaying 391 target schools where your 1290 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 50 reach schools and 1,055 safety schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL

Public 4 Year

39% acceptance rate

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $15,283net price
  • $6,381tuition
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance29%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX

Public 4 Year

39% acceptance rate

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • $10,610tuition
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance33%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL

Public 4 Year

37% acceptance rate

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $16,450net price
  • $5,656tuition
  • 1200-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance40%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC

Public 4 Year

47% acceptance rate

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $18,757net price
  • $15,374tuition
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance44%
University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL

Private 4 Year

32% acceptance rate

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $42,204net price
  • $50,226tuition
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance26%
Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ

Public 4 Year

85% acceptance rate

  • 51,585enrollment
  • $12,947net price
  • $10,822tuition
  • 1130-1360SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance87%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA

Public 4 Year

49% acceptance rate

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,934net price
  • $11,830tuition
  • 1240-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance44%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA

Public 4 Year

56% acceptance rate

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,346net price
  • $18,454tuition
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance60%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
N
Chapel Hill, NC

Public 4 Year

23% acceptance rate

  • 30,011enrollment
  • $11,100net price
  • $8,987tuition
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.6Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance16%
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA

Public 4 Year

65% acceptance rate

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,700net price
  • $13,620tuition
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance66%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI

Public 4 Year

78% acceptance rate

  • 50,351enrollment
  • $16,684net price
  • $14,460tuition
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance84%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL

Public 4 Year

59% acceptance rate

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $19,993net price
  • $10,780tuition
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance72%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL

Public 4 Year

43% acceptance rate

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $15,341net price
  • $6,368tuition
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance49%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA

Public 4 Year

35% acceptance rate

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $13,363net price
  • $7,488tuition
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance45%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL

Public 4 Year

75% acceptance rate

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $22,613net price
  • $11,276tuition
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance82%
Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH

Public 4 Year

52% acceptance rate

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,042net price
  • $10,726tuition
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.76*Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance45%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA

Public 4 Year

29% acceptance rate

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $13,944net price
  • $13,700tuition
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance28%
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX

Private 4 Year

39% acceptance rate

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $37,745net price
  • $45,542tuition
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Your 1290 SAT
Estimated Chance40%

FAQs

Is a 1290 a good SAT score?

Yes, you have a lot of opportunities at very good schools with a score of 1290. The score puts you in the top 87th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1290 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 1290 SAT score?

University of Florida, The University of Texas at Austin and Florida State University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1290 SAT score.

What percentile is 1290 on the SAT?

A 1290 ranks in the top 87th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1290 SAT?

A 1290 converts to a 27 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 27 ACT score.