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The Best Colleges for a 1300 on the New SAT


What colleges can I get into with a SAT score of 1300?

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.

With a 1300 on the SAT, these are the colleges you should have a chance to get into.

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges and found 714 schools where a 1300 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 and thus represent the better schools you may be able to get into and those which have historically accepted a 1300.

Is a 1300 on the SAT a good score? Yes, it is extremely good. It places you in the top 88th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million students taking the SAT this year.

For comparison purposes, a 1300 on the SAT converts to a 28 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 do these ratings mean?

College SAT 25th SAT 75th Chance with 1300
Swarthmore College
1455 SAT Average
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
1360 1550 Reach 6%  Chance
University of California Berkeley
1445 SAT Average
Berkeley, California
1330 1560 Reach 9%  Chance
University of California Los Angeles
1370 SAT Average
Los Angeles, California
1230 1510 Avg - 14%  Chance
University of Southern California
1435 SAT Average
Los Angeles, California
1340 1530 Reach 9%  Chance
Colby College
1415 SAT Average
Waterville, Maine
1330 1500 Reach 10%  Chance
Middlebury College
1435 SAT Average
Middlebury, Vermont
1340 1530 Reach 8%  Chance
Emory University
1440 SAT Average
Atlanta, Georgia
1350 1530 Reach 13%  Chance
Colgate University
1425 SAT Average
Hamilton, New York
1350 1500 Reach 14%  Chance
Hamilton College
1435 SAT Average
Clinton, New York
1360 1510 Reach 12%  Chance
Davidson College
1395 SAT Average
Davidson, North Carolina
1310 1480 Reach 12%  Chance
University of Virginia Main Campus
1405 SAT Average
Charlottesville, Virginia
1310 1500 Reach 19%  Chance
Boston College
1410 SAT Average
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
1320 1500 Reach 19%  Chance
Brandeis University
1420 SAT Average
Waltham, Massachusetts
1330 1510 Reach 20%  Chance
New York University
1410 SAT Average
New York, New York
1310 1510 Reach 21%  Chance
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1375 SAT Average
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1280 1470 Avg - 20%  Chance
Kenyon College
1390 SAT Average
Gambier, Ohio
1300 1480 Reach 18%  Chance
Oberlin College
1400 SAT Average
Oberlin, Ohio
1310 1490 Reach 18%  Chance
University of California San Diego
1365 SAT Average
La Jolla, California
1240 1490 Avg - 30%  Chance
Babson College
1330 SAT Average
Wellesley, Massachusetts
1240 1420 Avg - 22%  Chance
Boston University
1380 SAT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
1290 1470 Avg - 20%  Chance
Macalester College
1420 SAT Average
Saint Paul, Minnesota
1320 1520 Reach 24%  Chance
United States Military Academy
1345 SAT Average
West Point, New York
1250 1440 Avg - 8%  Chance
Reed College
1425 SAT Average
Portland, Oregon
1340 1510 Reach 17%  Chance
Bucknell University
1350 SAT Average
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
1270 1430 Avg - 24%  Chance
Lehigh University
1385 SAT Average
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1300 1470 Reach 17%  Chance
College of William and Mary
1410 SAT Average
Williamsburg, Virginia
1310 1510 Reach 25%  Chance
Case Western Reserve University
1430 SAT Average
Cleveland, Ohio
1340 1520 Reach 20%  Chance
Lafayette College
1355 SAT Average
Easton, Pennsylvania
1270 1440 Avg - 22%  Chance
University of Richmond
1380 SAT Average
University of Richmond, Virginia
1290 1470 Avg - 23%  Chance
University of California Santa Barbara
1315 SAT Average
Santa Barbara, California
1190 1440 Avg - 35%  Chance
American University
1310 SAT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
1220 1400 Avg - 25%  Chance
George Washington University
1350 SAT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
1250 1450 Avg - 34%  Chance
Stevens Institute of Technology
1400 SAT Average
Hoboken, New Jersey
1320 1480 Reach 25%  Chance
Skidmore College
1290 SAT Average
Saratoga Springs, New York
1190 1390 Avg + 30%  Chance
Rhode Island School of Design
1275 SAT Average
Providence, Rhode Island
1150 1400 Avg + 36%  Chance
The University of Texas at Austin
1335 SAT Average
Austin, Texas
1210 1460 Avg - 36%  Chance
Soka University of America
1280 SAT Average
Aliso Viejo, California
1140 1420 Avg + 40%  Chance
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
1320 SAT Average
San Luis Obispo, California
1220 1420 Avg - 27%  Chance
Pepperdine University
1285 SAT Average
Malibu, California
1180 1390 Avg + 39%  Chance
University of Miami
1360 SAT Average
Coral Gables, Florida
1280 1440 Avg - 29%  Chance
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1425 SAT Average
Troy, New York
1340 1510 Reach 26%  Chance
Villanova University
1380 SAT Average
Villanova, Pennsylvania
1290 1470 Avg - 33%  Chance
University of California Davis
1260 SAT Average
Davis, California
1130 1390 Avg + 46%  Chance
University of California Irvine
1260 SAT Average
Irvine, California
1130 1390 Avg + 45%  Chance
Occidental College
1370 SAT Average
Los Angeles, California
1270 1470 Avg - 37%  Chance
University of Maryland College Park
1375 SAT Average
College Park, Maryland
1280 1470 Avg - 38%  Chance
St Olaf College
1320 SAT Average
Northfield, Minnesota
1190 1450 Avg - 43%  Chance
SUNY at Binghamton
1375 SAT Average
Vestal, New York
1300 1450 Reach 29%  Chance
Denison University
1345 SAT Average
Granville, Ohio
1260 1430 Avg - 37%  Chance
University of Tulsa
1305 SAT Average
Tulsa, Oklahoma
1170 1440 Avg - 37%  Chance