The Best 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 are the colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 443 schools where a 970 SAT places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into and those which have historically accepted a 970 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 970 on the SAT a good 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 students taking the SAT entrance exam this year. 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.

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.

Important: If you took the SAT prior to March 2016, your test was scored on the old 2400 point scale. All SAT scores on this site have been updated to reflect the SAT 1600 point scale per the College Board's concordance tables.

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Displaying 443 target schools where your SAT score is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 512 reach schools and 64 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 950/1150
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.52
    • Students: 1,132
    • Tuition:$27,419
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 31%
    • SAT Range 880/1100
    • ACT Range 19/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 17,540
    • Tuition:$11,105
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
    • SAT Range 970/1160
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.22
    • Students: 1,991
    • Tuition:$11,895
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
    • SAT Range 920/1090
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 3,232
    • Tuition:$8,360
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
    • SAT Range 920/1100
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.19*
    • Students: 1,873
    • Tuition:$32,598
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%
    • SAT Range 910/1140
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.15*
    • Students: 1,026
    • Tuition:$29,140
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 44%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 38%
    • SAT Range 960/1130
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 2,442
    • Tuition:$25,025
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 44%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 33%
    • SAT Range 960/1240
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.39
    • Students: 1,023
    • Tuition:$16,495
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
    • SAT Range 860/1200
    • ACT Range 20/22
    • Average HS GPA 2.76
    • Students: 90
    • Tuition:$11,560
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 29%
    • SAT Range 960/1140
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 15,972
    • Tuition:$7,713
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Millikin University, College for Creative Studies and North Central College 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.

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

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