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


345 results nationwide

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT Score

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#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,282enrollment
  • $13,267net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA

California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

970 Average SAT Score

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#26 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,460enrollment
  • $5,801net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 870-1060SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 19

California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA

California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT Score

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#21 Best Public Universities in California

  • 31,818enrollment
  • $11,596net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

Clark Atlanta University
C
HBCU
Atlanta, GA

Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

1000 Average SAT Score

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#16 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 4,000enrollment
  • $30,015net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 880-1120SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD

Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

970 Average SAT Score

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#10 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 9,101enrollment
  • $13,956net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 880-1060SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

Alabama State University
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HBCU
Montgomery, AL

Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

930 Average SAT Score

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#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 3,828enrollment
  • $13,176net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 828-1041SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.95Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

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

North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1050 Average SAT Score

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#15 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 13,487enrollment
  • $9,189net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX

Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1050 Average SAT Score

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#12 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,480enrollment
  • $13,632net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.25Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX

Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

910 Average SAT Score

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#27 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 8,632enrollment
  • $11,826net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 

University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1040 Average SAT Score

 

#6 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 11,893enrollment
  • $15,625net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 930-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Kean University
K
Union, NJ

Kean University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1030 Average SAT Score

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#11 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 12,884enrollment
  • $10,747net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 900-1160SAT range
  • 16-25ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA

Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

930 Average SAT Score

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#14 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,648enrollment
  • $15,773net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 830-1030SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Hampton University
H
HBCU
Hampton, VA

Hampton University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

1030 Average SAT Score

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#6 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 3,286enrollment
  • $32,421net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 840-1220SAT range
  • 17-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA

California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1000 Average SAT Score

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#23 Best Public Universities in California

  • 23,999enrollment
  • $7,507net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 890-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.12Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 15

Savannah State University
S
HBCU
Savannah, GA

Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

910 Average SAT Score

 

#13 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 2,945enrollment
  • $9,452net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 845-980SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Radford University
R
Radford, VA

Radford University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1060 Average SAT Score

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#10 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 7,718enrollment
  • $17,105net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Sonoma State University
S
Rohnert Park, CA

Sonoma State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1050 Average SAT Score

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#16 Best Public Universities in California

  • 6,637enrollment
  • $15,507net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Albany State University
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HBCU
Albany, GA

Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

820 Average SAT Score

 

#12 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,334enrollment
  • $14,672net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 740-900SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA