Is 1200 a good SAT score?

If you got a 1200 SAT score, you're probably wondering how you compare to other students, and whether a 1200 is good enough to get into college.

The truth is, it depends on your personal college goals and where you want to apply. We have the complete guide for you here. On this page, you'll find statistics about your score and what colleges you're competitive for. You can also use our Chance Estimator tool to figure out your chances of getting into your target schools.

1200 SAT Score Standings

Here's how you compare to other students and how many colleges you are competitive for:

  • score-percent Percentile: 74th

    Out of the 2.13 million test-takers, 540984 scored the same or higher than you.

  • score-compete Competitive For: 1184 Schools

    You can apply to 1184 colleges and have a good shot at getting admitted.

  • score-missing Missing Out On: 312 Schools

    You have a very low chance of getting into 312 schools with this score.

Top Choice Colleges Chances

Can you get into your top choice colleges?

We've collected data from millions of students and thousands of colleges to figure out your chances at getting admitted with a 1200 SAT score. You'll also see how your chances improve with a higher SAT score.

To add a school to your list, type in part of the school name, choose from the dropdown, and click the button.


What if you improved your SAT score by 200 points? You would:
  • be competitive for 259 more schools in the country
  • raise your chances of getting into target schools from 62.61% to 76.31%
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Other Schools For You

What schools can you get into with an SAT score of 1200?

We've picked out a set of schools that are within range. Click on each school to learn more about it.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are hard for you to get into now, because they have average SAT scores that are higher than a 1200. But if you improve your SAT score, you'll have a much better shot.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 1315 29
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 1304 28
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1300 25
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1285 29
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1269 28
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1255 28
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1247 28

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

These schools have average SAT scores that are close to a 1200. If you apply to these schools, you'll have a decent chance of admission. If you improve your SAT score by 200 points, you'll significantly improve your chances and get almost guaranteed admission for most schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
University of Houston Houston, TX 1208 25
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1200 25
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 1200 25
Florida International University Miami, FL 1187 25
San Diego State University San Diego, CA 1185 25
University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 1182 25
Howard University Washington, DC 1180 24

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

With a 1200 SAT score, you're already strongly competitive for these schools. You're very likely to get admitted if you apply. If you improve your SAT score, your Safety Schools will get better and better.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL 1144 23
San Jose State University San Jose, CA 1140 23
Pace University New York, NY 1137 24
Washington State University Pullman, WA 1130 23
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX 1130 23
Texas State University San Marcos, TX 1110 23
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1025 22


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