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


393 results nationwide

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $15,166net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

990 Average SAT

#25 Best Public Universities in California

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,255net price
  • 48%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

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $10,271net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 940-1140SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Clark Atlanta University
C
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#15 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $27,931net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

710 Average SAT

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,998net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 570-840SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.65Avg GPA
Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

950 Average SAT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1020SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
North Carolina A & T State University
N
HBCU
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1060 Average SAT

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $9,097net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

920 Average SAT

#27 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $14,540net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1000SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1000 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $15,235net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $17,490net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

920 Average SAT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $18,034net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 830-1010SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1040 Average SAT

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,137enrollment
  • $6,002net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Savannah State University
S
HBCU
Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

970 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 4,077enrollment
  • $9,557net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 900-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.74Avg GPA
Wingate University
W
Wingate, NC
Wingate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#15 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,689enrollment
  • $19,155net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Albany State University
A
HBCU
Albany, GA
Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

820 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,371enrollment
  • $12,500net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 740-890SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 2.94Avg GPA
Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1010 Average SAT

#13 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 7,186enrollment
  • $18,721net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 930-1080SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 2.92Avg GPA
Northern Illinois University
N
Dekalb, IL
Northern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1060 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 17,169enrollment
  • $18,346net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Jacksonville University
J
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1040 Average SAT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 4,213enrollment
  • $24,020net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 910-1160SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA