Colleges for a 970 on the SAT

What colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 970?

With a 970 on the SAT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 448 schools where submitting a 970 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students' average SAT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 970 SAT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. 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 970 a good SAT score?

You can probably do better than a score of 970. It places you in the bottom 34th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a 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 970 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 970 on the SAT converts to a 18 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 colleges can I get into?

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 970 SAT Colleges

Displaying 340 colleges where your 970 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 894 target schools (good chance), 986 reach (harder) schools and 664 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $15,166net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance58%
California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

990 Average SAT

#25 Best Public Universities in California

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,255net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance46%
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1040 Average SAT

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $10,271net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 940-1140SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance76%
Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#15 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $27,931net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance47%
Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

950 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1020SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance97%
North Carolina A & T State University
N
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1060 Average SAT

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $9,097net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance45%
Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

920 Average SAT

#27 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $14,540net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1000SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance93%
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $15,235net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance54%
Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $17,490net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance64%
Virginia State University
V
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

920 Average SAT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $18,034net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 830-1010SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance96%
California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1040 Average SAT

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,137enrollment
  • $6,002net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance49%
Savannah State University
S
Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

970 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 4,077enrollment
  • $9,557net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 900-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.74Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance34%
University of Northern Colorado
N
Greeley, CO
University of Northern Colorado

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1090 Average SAT

#5 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 13,437enrollment
  • $15,965net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 970-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance86%
Wingate University
W
Wingate, NC
Wingate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#15 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,689enrollment
  • $19,155net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance85%
Sonoma State University
S
Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1070 Average SAT

#17 Best Public Universities in California

  • 9,459enrollment
  • $17,086net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance86%
Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#13 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 7,186enrollment
  • $18,721net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 930-1080SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 2.92Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance45%
Northern Illinois University
N
Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1060 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 17,169enrollment
  • $18,346net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance38%
Jacksonville University
J
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1040 Average SAT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 4,213enrollment
  • $24,020net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 910-1160SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Your 970 SAT
Admission Chance90%

FAQs

Is a 970 a good SAT score?

You can probably do better than a score of 970. The score puts you in the bottom 34th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 970 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 970 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 970 SAT score.

What percentile is 970 on the SAT?

A 970 ranks in the bottom 34th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 970 SAT?

A 970 converts to a 18 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 18 ACT score.