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The Best Colleges for a 1290 on the New SAT


What colleges can I get into with a SAT score of 1290?

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 SAT 1600 point scale per the College Board's concordance tables.

With a 1290 on the SAT, these are the colleges you should have a chance to get into.

EasyCollege analyzed the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges and found 717 schools where a 1290 places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking and thus represent the better schools you may be able to get into and those which have historically accepted a 1290.

Is a 1290 on the SAT a good score? Yes, you have many opportunities at very good schools with a 1290. It places you in approximately the 87th percentile nationally for all students who took the SAT.

For comparison purposes, a 1290 on the SAT converts to a 27 on the ACT based on College Board concordance for the new SAT. 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.

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College SAT 25th SAT 75th Chance with 1290
Alabama Colleges with a 1290 SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 1290
The University of Alabama
1180 SAT Average
1070 1290 Avg + 67%
Birmingham Southern College
1165 SAT Average
1060 1270 Good 68%
Spring Hill College
1170 SAT Average
1070 1270 Good 57%
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1240 SAT Average
1120 1360 Avg + 65%
Auburn University
1250 SAT Average
1150 1350 Avg + 81%
Samford University
1195 SAT Average
1090 1300 Avg + 96%
Huntingdon College
1080 SAT Average
970 1190 Good 79%
University of Alabama at Huntsville
1265 SAT Average
1140 1390 Avg + 83%
University of Mobile
1060 SAT Average
930 1190 Good 80%
University of Montevallo
1145 SAT Average
1030 1260 Good 82%
Jacksonville State University
1070 SAT Average
970 1170 Good 87%
University of North Alabama
1030 SAT Average
890 1170 Good 79%
University of South Alabama
1080 SAT Average
960 1200 Good 90%
University of West Alabama
1035 SAT Average
900 1170 Good 88%
Heritage Christian University
1055 SAT Average
810 1300 Avg + 100%
Judson College
1125 SAT Average
960 1290 Avg + 100%
Marion Military Institute
1155 SAT Average
1060 1250 Good 75%
Southeastern Bible College
1250 SAT Average
1160 1340 Avg + 99%

Alaska Colleges with a 1290 SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 1290
Alaska Pacific University
1045 SAT Average
910 1180 Good 63%
University of Alaska Fairbanks
1155 SAT Average
1030 1280 Good 83%

Arizona Colleges with a 1290 SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 1290
Arizona State University
1220 SAT Average
1110 1330 Avg + 87%
Prescott College
1110 SAT Average
980 1240 Good 83%
Arizona Christian University
1080 SAT Average
980 1180 Good 76%

Arkansas Colleges with a 1290 SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 1290
University of Arkansas
1190 SAT Average
1090 1290 Avg + 72%
John Brown University
1235 SAT Average
1100 1370 Avg + 78%
Ouachita Baptist University
1165 SAT Average
1020 1310 Avg + 77%
Hendrix College
1295 SAT Average
1190 1400 Avg - 82%
Lyon College
1155 SAT Average
1060 1250 Good 75%
Harding University
1180 SAT Average
1050 1310 Avg + 99%
University of Central Arkansas
1090 SAT Average
980 1200 Good 97%

California Colleges with a 1290 SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 1290
University of California Berkeley
1445 SAT Average
1340 1550 Reach 9%
University of California Los Angeles
1390 SAT Average
1270 1510 Avg - 12%
University of Southern California
1450 SAT Average
1360 1540 Reach 8%
University of California San Diego
1400 SAT Average
1300 1500 Reach 22%
University of California Davis
1280 SAT Average
1160 1400 Avg + 39%
University of California Santa Barbara
1280 SAT Average
1160 1400 Avg + 34%
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
1300 SAT Average
1200 1400 Avg - 30%
University of California Irvine
1235 SAT Average
1120 1350 Avg + 45%
Occidental College
1370 SAT Average
1290 1450 Reach 32%
Pepperdine University
1290 SAT Average
1190 1390 Avg - 38%
Santa Clara University
1365 SAT Average
1280 1450 Avg - 38%
Soka University of America
1305 SAT Average
1180 1430 Avg - 44%
Chapman University
1290 SAT Average
1200 1380 Avg - 48%
University of California Santa Cruz
1250 SAT Average
1130 1370 Avg + 54%
Loyola Marymount University
1290 SAT Average
1200 1380 Avg - 51%
San Diego State University
1195 SAT Average
1090 1300 Avg + 45%
University of San Diego
1285 SAT Average
1190 1380 Avg + 53%
University of California Riverside
1200 SAT Average
1090 1310 Avg + 66%
University of the Pacific
1220 SAT Average
1090 1350 Avg + 71%
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
1135 SAT Average
1000 1270 Good 54%

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