Colleges for a Low SAT Score

Getting into college with a low SAT score.

College admission test taking is stressful. Not everyone rocks their SAT test. A low score doesn't mean you can't get into college. We've prepared a list of all selective admission, four year colleges which are likely to accept students who scored in the lower fifty percentile on the SAT. Based on school admission history, an applicant with a lower than average SAT has a good chance to get into these 375 schools. Schools are listed in order from low SAT score to highest.


375 results nationwide

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 27,349enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

970 Average SAT

#26 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,745enrollment
  • $3,859net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 870-1060SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA

California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 32,293enrollment
  • $11,473net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Clark Atlanta University
C
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

960 Average SAT

#12 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,776enrollment
  • $29,100net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 880-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

990 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,634enrollment
  • $16,651net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 910-1070SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 1

Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

950 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,072enrollment
  • $13,282net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 844-1049SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

North Carolina A & T State University
N
HBCU
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,753enrollment
  • $9,541net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#16 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,912enrollment
  • $13,904net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 970-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.25Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

970 Average SAT

#25 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 7,015enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 890-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 30

University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,419enrollment
  • $15,749net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 900-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.22Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,064enrollment
  • $17,401net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due May 31

Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

910 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,020enrollment
  • $18,332net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#24 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,497enrollment
  • $6,906net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 890-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.12Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Savannah State University
S
HBCU
Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

910 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 3,488enrollment
  • $9,611net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 845-980SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Sonoma State University
S
Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#17 Best Public Universities in California

  • 8,018enrollment
  • $17,239net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA

Applications Due May 31

Albany State University
A
HBCU
Albany, GA
Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

820 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,509enrollment
  • $13,678net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 740-900SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Northern Illinois University
N
Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1060 Average SAT

 

  • 16,769enrollment
  • $14,397net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

California State University Northridge
C
Northridge, CA
California State University Northridge

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,381enrollment
  • $8,882net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA