Colleges for a 960 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 960 SAT score?

960 SAT Score, 32% Percentile

These colleges are a good match for you

If you've achieved a score of 960 on your SATs, this places you squarely within the average range for accepted students at 346 U.S. colleges. This list features popular colleges where your application will likely be competitive, given their historical acceptance of students with a 960 SAT score. However, it's crucial to remember that a good SAT score is not the sole criterion for admission. In fact, may colleges are now test optional. It's equally significant to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) that aligns with the college's expectations for incoming students. The creation of this list is rooted in a comprehensive analysis of SAT scores from students admitted to all U.S. colleges

Is a 960 SAT bad?

You can probably do better than a score of 960. It situates you in the bottom 32nd percentile on the national scale, underperforming the majority of the 1.7 million SAT test takers. This score signifies your below average performance in answering questions in the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the exam. The SAT is scored out of a maximum of 1600 and a minimum of 400, meaning your 960 score represents 60% of the total possible points. If a 960 does not meet the requirements of your preferred college, you might want to consider enrolling in a test prep course to potentially enhance your score.

Demographic comparisons for a 960

Let's examine how a 960 SAT score stacks up to the national averages across various demographic groups

Gender

  • Male: A 960 is 107 points (10%) lower than the average male SAT score of 1067
  • Female: A 960 is 94 points (9%) lower than the average female SAT score of 1054

Race/ethnicity

  • White: A 960 is 152 points (14%) lower than the average white SAT score of 1112
  • Black: A 960 is 26 points (3%) higher than the average black SAT score of 934
  • Hispanic: A 960 is 7 points (1%) lower than the average Hispanic SAT score of 967
  • Asian: A 960 is 279 points (23%) lower than the average Asian SAT score of 1239
  • Pacific Islander: A 960 is 10 points (1%) higher than the average Pacific Islander SAT score of 950
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: A 960 is 33 points (4%) higher than the average American Indian/Alaska Native SAT score of 927
  • Two or more races: A 960 is 156 points (14%) lower than the average two or more races SAT score of 1116

All groups

  • All Students: A 960 is 100 points lower than the average SAT score for all students of 1060

What is the ACT equivalent to a 960 SAT score?

A 960 on the SAT translates to a 18 on the ACT according to the concordance provided by the College Board and ACT. It's important to note that not all colleges disclose admission data for both the SAT and ACT. As such, we recommend checking our listings for each test to identify schools with similar academic profiles.

What percentile is a 960 SAT score?

Scoring a 960 on the SAT places you in the 32nd percentile nationwide. This implies that your performance surpassed 32% of all test takers. To put this in perspective, about 1.7 million students sit for the SAT each year. Thus, with your score, you've outperformed about 544,000 students with only 1,156,000 test takers achieving a higher score.

What are the best colleges can I get into with a 960?

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 960 SAT Colleges

Displaying 346 colleges where your 960 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 990 target schools (good chance), 1,521 reach (harder) schools and 1,176 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Midwestern State University
M
Wichita Falls, TX

Midwestern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1010 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#18 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 5,797enrollment
  • $10,094net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.2Estimated Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance93%

Alcorn State University
A
HBCU
Alcorn State, MS

Alcorn State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

960 Average SAT Composite

 

#5 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

  • 3,074enrollment
  • $17,938net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 853-1073SAT range
  • 17-26ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance39%

Southeastern University
S
Lakeland, FL

Southeastern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1070 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#16 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 9,365enrollment
  • $25,987net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 960-1183SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance30%

Applications Due May 1

Huston Tillotson University
H
HBCU
Austin, TX

Huston Tillotson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

910 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

 

  • 1,001enrollment
  • $14,375net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 2.92Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance59%

Applications Due May 1

Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA

Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

990 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#6 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 10,892enrollment
  • $12,322net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1090SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance97%

Applications Due Sep 10

Central Connecticut State University
C
New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1070 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 9,653enrollment
  • $16,017net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 950-1180SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance63%

Applications Due Aug 26

Paul Quinn College
P
HBCU
Dallas, TX

Paul Quinn College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

940 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

 

  • 384enrollment
  • $14,237net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 855-1015SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance89%

Applications Due Jun 1

Northeastern Illinois University
N
Chicago, IL

Northeastern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

910 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#9 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 6,440enrollment
  • $14,831net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 810-1010SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due Jul 15

California State University Monterey Bay
C
Seaside, CA

California State University Monterey Bay

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1060 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 7,503enrollment
  • $13,989net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Jan 15

Mount St. Mary's College
M
Los Angeles, CA

Mount St. Mary's College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1010 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#26 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 2,625enrollment
  • $27,346net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance87%

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
N
Pembroke, NC

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1020 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#15 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,318enrollment
  • $10,069net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 890-1140SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance90%

Applications Due May 1

SUNY College at Buffalo
B
Buffalo, NY

SUNY College at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#26 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 7,173enrollment
  • $13,400net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 930-1160SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.84Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance78%

Bloomfield College
B
Bloomfield, NJ

Bloomfield College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

940 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#11 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,300enrollment
  • $19,101net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 817-1064SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.69Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance85%

Applications Due Aug 1

California University of Pennsylvania
C
California, PA

California University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

#16 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 6,509enrollment
  • $19,116net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance95%

Applications Due Aug 22

Cleveland State University
C
Cleveland, OH

Cleveland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1040 Average SAT Composite

 

#6 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 15,308enrollment
  • $16,007net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 900-1170SAT range
  • 18-28ACT range
  • 3.31Estimated Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due Aug 15

College of Coastal Georgia
C
Brunswick, GA

College of Coastal Georgia

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

910 Average SAT Composite

Test Optional

 

  • 3,232enrollment
  • $12,085net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 805-1018SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance98%

Applications Due Aug 5

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
L
HBCU
Lincoln University, PA

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

980 Average SAT Composite

 

#17 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,916enrollment
  • $17,405net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 890-1073SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance78%

Applications Due May 1

Florida College
F
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Florida College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT Composite

 

 

  • 535enrollment
  • $21,068net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 900-1160SAT range
  • 18-27ACT range
  • 3.28Estimated Avg GPA
Your 960 SAT
Admission Chance78%

FAQs

Is a 960 a good SAT score?

You can probably do better than a score of 960. The score puts you in the bottom 32nd percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 960 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 960 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 960 SAT score.

What percentile is 960 on the SAT?

A 960 ranks in the bottom 32nd percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 960 SAT?

A 960 converts to a 18 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 18 ACT score.