The Best Mid Atlantic Colleges for a 970 on the SAT

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

With a 970 on the SAT, these are the Mid Atlantic colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all Mid Atlantic colleges, we've found 57 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 57 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 95 reach schools and 38 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 910/1180
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 6,543
    • Tuition:$8,421
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 44%
    • SAT Range 970/1200
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 2,302
    • Tuition:$29,188
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
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    Alfred University

    • SAT Range 950/1170
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.29*
    • Students: 3,737
    • Tuition:$8,570
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
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    SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

    • SAT Range 970/1160
    • ACT Range 19/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.51
    • Students: 2,428
    • Tuition:$39,440
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
    • SAT Range 970/1170
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 4,655
    • Tuition:$8,488
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
    • SAT Range 940/1170
    • ACT Range 18/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.26
    • Students: 1,596
    • Tuition:$39,216
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
    • SAT Range 970/1180
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 830
    • Tuition:$13,702
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
    • SAT Range 960/1200
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.23
    • Students: 1,143
    • Tuition:$27,279
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
    • SAT Range 930/1240
    • ACT Range 23/27
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 462
    • Tuition:$13,702
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 87%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 82%
    • SAT Range 960/1150
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.47
    • Students: 2,189
    • Tuition:$34,715
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 56%