Colleges for a 1300 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 1300 SAT score?

1300 SAT Score, 88% Percentile

These colleges are a good match for you

If you've achieved a score of 1300 on your SATs, this places you squarely within the average range for accepted students at 274 U.S. colleges. This list features popular colleges where your application will likely be competitive, given their historical acceptance of students with a 1300 SAT score. However, it's crucial to remember that a good SAT score is not the sole criterion for admission. In fact, may colleges are now test optional. It's equally significant to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) that aligns with the college's expectations for incoming students. The creation of this list is rooted in a comprehensive analysis of SAT scores from students admitted to all U.S. colleges

Is a 1300 SAT good?

Yes, a score of 1300 is very good. It situates you in the top 88th percentile on the national scale, outperforming the majority of the 1.7 million SAT test takers. This score signifies your significantly above average performance in answering questions in the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the exam. The SAT is scored out of a maximum of 1600 and a minimum of 400, meaning your 1300 score represents 81% of the total possible points. If a 1300 does not meet the requirements of your preferred college, you might want to consider enrolling in a test prep course to potentially enhance your score.

Demographic comparisons for a 1300

Let's examine how a 1300 SAT score stacks up to the national averages across various demographic groups

Gender

  • Male: A 1300 is 233 points (22%) higher than the average male SAT score of 1067
  • Female: A 1300 is 246 points (23%) higher than the average female SAT score of 1054

Race/ethnicity

  • White: A 1300 is 188 points (17%) higher than the average white SAT score of 1112
  • Black: A 1300 is 366 points (39%) higher than the average black SAT score of 934
  • Hispanic: A 1300 is 333 points (34%) higher than the average Hispanic SAT score of 967
  • Asian: A 1300 is 61 points (5%) higher than the average Asian SAT score of 1239
  • Pacific Islander: A 1300 is 350 points (37%) higher than the average Pacific Islander SAT score of 950
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: A 1300 is 373 points (40%) higher than the average American Indian/Alaska Native SAT score of 927
  • Two or more races: A 1300 is 184 points (16%) higher than the average two or more races SAT score of 1116

All groups

  • All Students: A 1300 is 240 points higher than the average SAT score for all students of 1060

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1300 SAT score?

A 1300 on the SAT translates to a 28 on the ACT according to the concordance provided by the College Board and ACT. It's important to note that not all colleges disclose admission data for both the SAT and ACT. As such, we recommend checking our listings for each test to identify schools with similar academic profiles.

What percentile is a 1300 SAT score?

Scoring a 1300 on the SAT places you in the 88th percentile nationwide. This implies that your performance surpassed 88% of all test takers. To put this in perspective, about 1.7 million students sit for the SAT each year. Thus, with your score, you've outperformed about 1,496,000 students placing you ahead of the majority with only 204,000 test takers achieving a higher score.

What are the best colleges can I get into with a 1300?

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 1300 SAT Colleges

Displaying 274 colleges where your 1300 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 903 target schools (good chance), 165 reach (harder) schools and 3,333 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Baylor University
B
Waco, TX

Baylor University

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

1260 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 20,626enrollment
  • $40,133net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance64%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA

University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1330 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,434enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance50%

Applications Due Nov 16

The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN

The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1260 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 31,701enrollment
  • $21,133net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.66Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance81%

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
N
Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1360 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,831enrollment
  • $14,600net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance37%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1210 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 30,390enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1083-1330SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance96%

Applications Due Feb 15

Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1310 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,344enrollment
  • $12,294net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance68%

University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA

University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1350 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,124enrollment
  • $17,223net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.82Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance24%

Applications Due Nov 30

Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX

Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1260 Average SAT Composite

 

#21 Best Public Universities in America

  • 72,530enrollment
  • $19,906net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1380SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1250 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 48,274enrollment
  • $15,620net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1370SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance90%

University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO

University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1280 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 39,000enrollment
  • $21,198net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance82%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Houston
H
Houston, TX

University of Houston

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1240 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 47,031enrollment
  • $14,480net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1330SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due May 31

University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA

University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1280 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 40,050enrollment
  • $17,026net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1400SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance52%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of South Carolina Columbia
S
Columbia, SC

University of South Carolina Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1260 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 35,471enrollment
  • $21,784net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.69Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Dec 1

Pepperdine University
P
Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

1350 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#12 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,446enrollment
  • $46,550net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1440SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance44%

Applications Due Jan 15

Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC

Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1220 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#7 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 20,641enrollment
  • $10,687net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance92%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA

University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1380 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 41,885enrollment
  • $15,222net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.82Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance25%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Delaware
D
Newark, DE

University of Delaware

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1250 Average SAT Composite

 

#1 Best Value in Delaware

  • 23,996enrollment
  • $19,747net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1155-1340SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Jan 15

Syracuse University
S
Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

1310 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#18 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 21,772enrollment
  • $47,177net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Your 1300 SAT
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due Jan 1

FAQs

Is a 1300 a good SAT score?

Yes, a score of 1300 is very good. The score puts you in the top 88th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1300 SAT score.

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

University of Florida, The University of Texas at Austin and University of California Los Angeles are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1300 SAT score.

What percentile is 1300 on the SAT?

A 1300 ranks in the top 88th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1300 SAT?

A 1300 converts to a 28 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 28 ACT score.