Colleges for a 950 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 950 SAT score?

With a 950 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 332 schools where submitting a 950 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 950 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 950 a good SAT score?

A score of 950 is pretty low. It places you in the bottom 31st percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a well below average 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 950 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 950 on the SAT converts to a 17 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 950?

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 950 SAT Colleges

Displaying 332 colleges where your 950 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 981 target schools (good chance), 1,449 reach (harder) schools and 1,095 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 27,349enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 950 SAT
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due May 1

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 950 SAT
Admission Chance74%

California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 32,293enrollment
  • $11,473net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Your 950 SAT
Admission Chance75%

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 950 SAT
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due May 1

Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

990 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,634enrollment
  • $16,651net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 910-1070SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 950 SAT
Admission Chance67%

Applications Due Nov 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 950 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 950 SAT
Admission Chance63%

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 950 SAT
Admission Chance72%

Applications Due Jul 15

Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,064enrollment
  • $17,401net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 950 SAT
Admission Chance70%

Applications Due May 31

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 950 SAT
Admission Chance97%

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 950 SAT
Admission Chance87%

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 950 SAT
Admission Chance55%

Applications Due Jul 15

Sonoma State University
S
Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#17 Best Public Universities in California

  • 8,018enrollment
  • $17,239net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA
Your 950 SAT
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due May 31

Northern Illinois University
N
Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1060 Average SAT

 

  • 16,769enrollment
  • $14,397net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 950 SAT
Admission Chance44%

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 950 SAT
Admission Chance58%

Tarleton State University
T
Stephenville, TX
Tarleton State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#15 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 14,016enrollment
  • $15,181net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.21Estimated Avg GPA
Your 950 SAT
Admission Chance44%

Applications Due May 31

Bridgewater State University
B
Bridgewater, MA
Bridgewater State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 10,651enrollment
  • $17,545net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
Your 950 SAT
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Feb 15

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 950 SAT
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due Jun 1

FAQs

Is a 950 a good SAT score?

A score of 950 is pretty low. The score puts you in the bottom 31st percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 950 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 950 SAT score?

San Francisco State University, California State University Los Angeles and California State University Sacramento are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 950 SAT score.

What percentile is 950 on the SAT?

A 950 ranks in the bottom 31st percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 950 SAT?

A 950 converts to a 17 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 17 ACT score.