The Best Pacific Northwestern Colleges for a 970 on the SAT

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

With a 970 on the SAT, these are the Pacific Northwestern colleges you have a competitive chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all Pacific Northwestern colleges, we've found 5 schools where submitting a 970 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students' average SAT scores. The colleges are ranked by their position on the CollegeSimply best colleges ranking. They represent the top 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.

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 1600 SAT scale range per the College Board's concordance tables.

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Displaying 5 target schools where your 970 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 23 reach schools and 18 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 920/1210
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 1,854
    • Tuition:$28,035
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
    • SAT Range 960/1160
    • ACT Range 17/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 12,342
    • Tuition:$8,072
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 69%
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    Central Washington University

    • SAT Range 870/1080
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.24
    • Students: 12,633
    • Tuition:$7,323
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 62%
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    Eastern Washington University

    • SAT Range 920/1150
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 6,278
    • Tuition:$9,615
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
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    Southern Oregon University

    • SAT Range 940/1130
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.1
    • Students: 2,978
    • Tuition:$8,679
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 970 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 98%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 97%