Southern Colleges for a 1550 on the SAT

What Southern colleges accept a 1550 SAT score?

With a 1550 on the SAT, these Southern colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class SAT scores for all Southern colleges, here are 23 schools where submitting a 1550 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 1550 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 1550 a good SAT score?

Absolutely. You're amongst the truly elite and should qualify to get into any top tier school with a score of 1550. It places you in the top 99th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a nearly perfect job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test.

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1550 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 1550 on the SAT converts to a 35 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 1550 SAT Colleges

Displaying 23 colleges where your 1550 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 66 target schools (good chance), 18 reach (harder) schools and 1,473 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1380 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance57%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1340 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance53%
University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

1340 Average SAT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance65%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 39,147enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.02Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance71%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
N
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1390 Average SAT

#10 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 30,092enrollment
  • $10,038net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1490SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.39Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance43%
Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

1520 Average SAT

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,172enrollment
  • $26,932net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance11%
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

1520 Average SAT

#15 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,537enrollment
  • $25,804net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance16%
Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1520 Average SAT

#10 Best Colleges in America

  • 28,890enrollment
  • $25,241net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1560SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance16%
University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1380 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 40,709enrollment
  • $17,643net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.36Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance72%
University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1420 Average SAT

#5 Best Public Universities in America

  • 25,628enrollment
  • $19,043net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.31Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance39%
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1450 Average SAT

#21 Best Public Universities in America

  • 39,771enrollment
  • $17,410net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 4.09Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance34%
Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

1460 Average SAT

#22 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,997enrollment
  • $25,672net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance31%
Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

1520 Average SAT

#9 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,643enrollment
  • $19,215net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance15%
College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA
College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1400 Average SAT

#3 Best Public Universities in America

  • 8,939enrollment
  • $18,588net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1490SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.28Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance63%
The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX
The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1340 Average SAT

#2 Best Value Colleges in Texas

  • 28,669enrollment
  • $11,185net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1450SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.78Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance91%
Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX
Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1350 Average SAT

#2 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 12,373enrollment
  • $41,444net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance77%
Tulane University
T
New Orleans, LA
Tulane University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1420 Average SAT

 

  • 13,927enrollment
  • $47,413net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1500SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance23%
Davidson College
D
Davidson, NC
Davidson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1380 Average SAT

#2 Best Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,983enrollment
  • $28,615net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 1550 SAT
Admission Chance44%