The Best Western Colleges for a 1300 on the SAT

What Western colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 1300?

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all Western colleges, we've found 49 schools where a 1300 SAT 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. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into and those which have historically accepted a 1300 SAT score. 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 1300 on the SAT a good score?

Yes, a score of 1300 is very good. It places you in the top 88th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million students taking the SAT entrance exam this year. 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.

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.

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.

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Displaying 49 target schools where your 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 8 reach schools and 143 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1300/1480
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 4.13
    • Students: 1,071
    • Tuition:$55,024
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1300 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 16%
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    Scripps College

    • SAT Range 1260/1470
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.82*
    • Students: 37,887
    • Tuition:$14,167
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1300 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 24%
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    University of California San Diego

    • SAT Range 1190/1410
    • ACT Range 25/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.92
    • Students: 36,032
    • Tuition:$13,700
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1300 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 29%
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    University of California Irvine

    • SAT Range 1230/1460
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.96
    • Students: 25,976
    • Tuition:$14,391
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1300 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 32%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 28%
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    University of California Santa Barbara

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 1,930
    • Tuition:$54,686
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1300 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 29%
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    Occidental College

    • SAT Range 1220/1420
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 7,961
    • Tuition:$53,932
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1300 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 34%
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    Pepperdine University

    • SAT Range 1240/1430
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.87
    • Students: 22,013
    • Tuition:$9,816
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1300 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 26%
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    California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

    • SAT Range 1160/1400
    • ACT Range 24/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.99
    • Students: 38,167
    • Tuition:$14,402
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1300 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 43%
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    University of California Davis

    • SAT Range 1270/1440
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 8,642
    • Tuition:$51,711
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 1300 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
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    Santa Clara University

    • SAT Range 1180/1410
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 442
    • Tuition:$33,146
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 1300 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
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    Soka University of America