Colleges for a 900 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 900 SAT score?

With a 900 on the SAT, these colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, here are 170 schools where submitting a 900 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 900 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 900 a good SAT score?

A score of 900 is in the lower quarter. It places you in the bottom 22nd percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a poor job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test. Since your score is on the lower end of the range, consider taking a test prep course and re-taking the SAT to see if you can do better.

What is the ACT equivalent to a 900 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 900 on the SAT converts to a 16 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 are the best colleges can I get into with a 900?

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 900 SAT Colleges

Displaying 170 colleges where your 900 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 501 target schools (good chance), 1,623 reach (harder) schools and 1,080 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

970 Average SAT

#26 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,745enrollment
  • $3,859net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 870-1060SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance67%

Clark Atlanta University
C
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

960 Average SAT

#12 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,776enrollment
  • $29,100net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 880-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance47%

Applications Due May 1

Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

950 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,072enrollment
  • $13,282net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 844-1049SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance99%

Applications Due Mar 1

Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

970 Average SAT

#25 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 7,015enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 890-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance53%

Applications Due Apr 30

University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,419enrollment
  • $15,749net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 900-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.22Avg Weighted GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance65%

Applications Due Jul 15

Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

910 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,020enrollment
  • $18,332net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance96%

Applications Due May 1

California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#24 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,497enrollment
  • $6,906net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 890-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.12Estimated Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due Apr 1

Savannah State University
S
HBCU
Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

910 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 3,488enrollment
  • $9,611net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 845-980SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance43%

Applications Due Jul 15

Albany State University
A
HBCU
Albany, GA
Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

820 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,509enrollment
  • $13,678net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 740-900SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due May 1

California State University Northridge
C
Northridge, CA
California State University Northridge

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,381enrollment
  • $8,882net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance51%

Prairie View A & M University
P
HBCU
Prairie View, TX
Prairie View A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

960 Average SAT

#26 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,248enrollment
  • $13,794net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 870-1040SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Jun 1

North Carolina Central University
N
HBCU
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

930 Average SAT

#16 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,078enrollment
  • $13,324net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 850-1010SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.02Estimated Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due May 1

Winston Salem State University
W
HBCU
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston Salem State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

970 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 5,169enrollment
  • $11,868net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 900-1030SAT range
  • 17-19ACT range
  • 3.01Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance59%

Tuskegee University
T
HBCU
Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

950 Average SAT

#3 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,747enrollment
  • $36,528net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 860-1045SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance52%

Applications Due Jun 15

Alabama A & M University
A
HBCU
Normal, AL
Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

930 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 5,977enrollment
  • $15,373net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 840-1020SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.88Estimated Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due May 15

Jacksonville State University
J
Jacksonville, AL
Jacksonville State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

960 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 9,238enrollment
  • $13,616net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 840-1070SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance57%

Columbus State University
C
Columbus, GA
Columbus State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

970 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 8,372enrollment
  • $11,855net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 860-1080SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance70%

Applications Due May 1

Norfolk State University
N
HBCU
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

930 Average SAT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 5,457enrollment
  • $15,657net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1020SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA
Your 900 SAT
Admission Chance89%

FAQs

Is a 900 a good SAT score?

A score of 900 is in the lower quarter. The score puts you in the bottom 22nd percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 900 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 900 SAT score?

California State University Los Angeles, Clark Atlanta University and Alabama State University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 900 SAT score.

What percentile is 900 on the SAT?

A 900 ranks in the bottom 22nd percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 900 SAT?

A 900 converts to a 16 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 16 ACT score.