Western Colleges for a 1420 on the SAT

What Western colleges accept a 1420 SAT score?

With a 1420 on the SAT, these Western colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class SAT scores for all Western colleges, here are 15 schools where submitting a 1420 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students. This list represents the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 1420 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 1420 a good SAT score?

Yes, with a score of 1420 you're amongst the best students in the country. It places you in the top 96th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done an excellent job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test.

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1420 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 1420 on the SAT converts to a 32 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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List of 1420 SAT Colleges

Displaying 15 colleges where your 1420 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 54 target schools (good chance), 15 reach (harder) schools and 507 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

1500 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 15,953enrollment
  • $20,023net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1570SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance3%

Applications Due Jan 3

University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1420 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,589enrollment
  • $16,474net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance14%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

1440 Average SAT

#4 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 46,287enrollment
  • $39,759net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance15%

Applications Due Jan 10

University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance43%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance67%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of California Berkeley
C
Berkeley, CA
University of California Berkeley

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1420 Average SAT

#6 Best Public Universities in America

  • 42,327enrollment
  • $19,329net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1530SAT range
  • 30-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance17%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1350 Average SAT

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,179enrollment
  • $17,223net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 4.17Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance47%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1380 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 39,576enrollment
  • $15,222net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 4.09Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance44%

Applications Due Nov 30

United States Air Force Academy
A
USAFA, Colorado
United States Air Force Academy

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1330 Average SAT

 

  • 4,307enrollment
  • -net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance21%

Santa Clara University
S
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara University

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#5 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 8,616enrollment
  • $48,284net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance61%

Applications Due Jan 7

Occidental College
O
Los Angeles, CA
Occidental College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

1370 Average SAT

#7 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,839enrollment
  • $41,102net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1460SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance50%

Applications Due Jan 15

Colorado School of Mines
C
Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 6,744enrollment
  • $27,675net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance67%

Applications Due Apr 1

Claremont McKenna College
C
Claremont, CA
Claremont McKenna College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1420 Average SAT

#19 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,264enrollment
  • $22,004net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance13%

Applications Due Jan 2

Scripps College
S
Claremont, CA
Scripps College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1400 Average SAT

 

  • 958enrollment
  • $40,259net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.15Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance39%

Applications Due Jan 1

Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA
Whitman College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,360enrollment
  • $38,989net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 1420 SAT
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Jan 15