The Best Southern Colleges for a 980 on the SAT

What Southern colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 980?

With a 980 on the SAT, these are the Southern colleges you have a competitive chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all Southern colleges, we've found 214 schools where submitting a 980 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 980 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 980 a good SAT score?

You can probably do better than a score of 980. It places you in the bottom 36th 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 980 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 980 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 214 target schools where your 980 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 156 reach schools and 131 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 850/1320
    • ACT Range 21/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 2,578
    • Tuition:$19,750
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 54%
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    North Greenville University

    • SAT Range 970/1260
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,363
    • Tuition:$26,800
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 39%
    • SAT Range 910/1160
    • ACT Range 21/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.45
    • Students: 1,146
    • Tuition:$34,880
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 49%
    • SAT Range 970/1200
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.37
    • Students: 79,152
    • Tuition:$22,584
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 44%
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    Liberty University

    • SAT Range 960/1280
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 3,429
    • Tuition:$28,000
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 51%
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    Anderson University

    • SAT Range 970/1180
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.72
    • Students: 3,598
    • Tuition:$32,000
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 36%
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    Gardner Webb University

    • SAT Range 770/1230
    • ACT Range 15/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.07*
    • Students: 691
    • Tuition:$9,580
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 23%
    • SAT Range 930/1150
    • ACT Range 21/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.46*
    • Students: 5,042
    • Tuition:$12,600
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 61%
    • SAT Range 780/1160
    • ACT Range 13/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.34
    • Students: 683
    • Tuition:$26,648
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
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    St. Andrews University

    • SAT Range 980/1170
    • ACT Range 18/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 1,857
    • Tuition:$35,160
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
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    Bridgewater College

    • SAT Range 940/1120
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 1,048
    • Tuition:$23,690
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 27%
    • SAT Range 910/1140
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 2.36
    • Students: 1,294
    • Tuition:$30,520
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
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    Catawba College

    • SAT Range 960/1150
    • ACT Range 19/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 11,808
    • Tuition:$23,020
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
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    Saint Leo University

    • SAT Range 970/1180
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 2,449
    • Tuition:$25,920
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 48%
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    Piedmont College

    • SAT Range 860/1060
    • ACT Range 17/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.1
    • Students: 3,026
    • Tuition:$22,170
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 55%
    • SAT Range 950/1160
    • ACT Range 20/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.81
    • Students: 5,813
    • Tuition:$15,730
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
    • SAT Range 960/1180
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.06
    • Students: 509
    • Tuition:$21,900
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 34%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 25%
    • SAT Range 870/970
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.43
    • Students: 11,909
    • Tuition:$9,645
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
    • SAT Range 830/1170
    • ACT Range 19/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.27
    • Students: 830
    • Tuition:$26,160
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 63%
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    Kentucky Wesleyan College

    • SAT Range 950/1160
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.35
    • Students: 8,755
    • Tuition:$25,870
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 39%
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    Southeastern University

    • SAT Range 890/1090
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.34
    • Students: 1,885
    • Tuition:$23,230
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%
    • SAT Range 960/1160
    • ACT Range 19/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.37
    • Students: 1,656
    • Tuition:$22,744
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
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    Toccoa Falls College

    • SAT Range 910/1140
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.38
    • Students: 2,623
    • Tuition:$30,900
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 45%
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    University of Charleston

    • SAT Range 980/1180
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.46
    • Students: 1,294
    • Tuition:$31,640
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
    • SAT Range 920/1140
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.25
    • Students: 1,452
    • Tuition:$22,370
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 980 SAT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 51%