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 399 schools. Schools are listed in order from low SAT score to highest.

399 results found

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1060 Average SAT

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $13,551net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
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California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

990 Average SAT

#23 Best Public Universities in California

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,907net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1040 Average SAT

#25 Best Public Universities in California

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $9,841net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#16 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $26,809net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
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Morgan State University
M
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,508net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.65Avg GPA
Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

950 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $12,327net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 860-1030SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
North Carolina A & T State University
N
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $11,049net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
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Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

910 Average SAT

#20 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $13,205net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 830-990SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $14,351net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

990 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $16,839net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
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Virginia State University
V
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

930 Average SAT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $16,247net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1010SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Indiana State University
I
Terre Haute, IN
Indiana State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1020 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 13,044enrollment
  • $11,443net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 910-1120SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA
California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1020 Average SAT

#19 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,137enrollment
  • $5,879net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
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Albany State University
A
Albany, GA
Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

830 Average SAT

#19 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,371enrollment
  • $10,809net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 750-900SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.94Avg GPA
Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#24 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 7,186enrollment
  • $21,547net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 910-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.92Avg GPA
Jacksonville University
J
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#17 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 4,213enrollment
  • $25,674net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 900-1200SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
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California State University Northridge
C
Northridge, CA
California State University Northridge

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,212enrollment
  • $5,958net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Tarleton State University
T
Stephenville, TX
Tarleton State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 13,109enrollment
  • $12,831net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA